Adoption STAR

Melanie Schmidt, LMSW

A-OK Adoption Social Worker

Melanie is a social worker providing support to Adoption STAR’s A-OK Program. She has a passion for older child adoption with over a decade of experience in the foster care adoption field.


Melanie received her master’s degree in social work from Roberts Wesleyan College and bachelor’s degree from Houghton College. One of her most meaningful professional experiences for Melanie has been finding adoptive homes for waiting youth in danger of aging out of the foster care system.


Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her 2 children and husband. Her favorite things to do include family gatherings, live music, walking and hiking, and vacationing in the Adirondacks.


Melanie believes that all children deserve a life-long family, and that all types of families can give children a chance at a promising future.