Team
Adoption STAR

Emily Ward, MSW

Adoption Social Worker and Family Advocate

Emily is an Adoption Social Worker and Family Advocate for Adoption STAR’s A-OK Program. Emily received her Bachelors Degree from Elon University, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work From Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Emily began her professional career working in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization before making the decision to pursue a career in social work. She most recently worked in foster care facilitating placements of children coming in to care, and supporting families through the fostering and adoption process. Coming from a family that has adopted children from different areas and backgrounds sparked an interest in adoption and child welfare for Emily. She looks forward to working with families who are adding to their family through adoption, specifically with older children looking for their “forever family.” Outside of work Emily enjoys traveling, taking yoga classes, and exploring the Buffalo, NY area.