Adoption STAR

Frances Martin, LMSW

Adoption Social Worker

Frances has worked in the field of social services for over 20 years, starting her career in child welfare. In this capacity, Frances worked with children of all ages, their birth parents and foster parents. She provided support, concrete services, resources and advocacy. Frances assisted in managing various departments, first working with adolescents in foster care and then working with children who needed a higher level of therapeutic care. She is well versed in foster care and adoption policy and has worked alongside the family court system to advocate for her families.


In addition, Frances has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse, providing bi-lingual therapeutic services to children, youth and adults

as well as their extended families.  Currently, Frances is a school social worker for a specialized private school for children with Traumatic Brain Injuries and brain-based disorders. She provides supportive services, resources, and facilitates educational workshops and support groups for the parents of the students.


Frances is a strong advocate of building families through adoption. She approaches every family with love, respect and excitement as it is an immense honor to be a part of each family’s adoption journey.

Frances holds a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York. She was born and raised in Inwood, located in Upper Manhattan and currently resides in Queens with her husband and son.