Personalized & Professional

Agape Adoptions provides highly personalized, professional adoption services. It is our passion to place children in families marked by unconditional love and acceptance. We offer families a high level of personal care and education, and we commit to tireless advocacy on your behalf.

Our Staff

Executive Director

Myriam Avery, MA has traveled to many countries helping adoptive families and is skilled in working with US Embassy’s and Consulates worldwide. She's provided direct service to hundreds of families in the nearly 20 years shes been working in the international adoption field. She has helped process adoptions from China, Uganda, Bulgaria, Romania, India, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Nepal. She has also worked with families who have adopted children in the United States. 

Myriam is dedicated to the orphaned children of the world who are in need of permanent loving homes. She has extensive knowledge regarding all aspects of the adoption process, and has completed a published thesis on international adoption. 

Myriam has two biological boys and two daughters adopted from China. She is honored to be a part of any family’s adoption process.

Director of Social Services

Debby Fields   Debby Fields, MS, LMHC, has a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is also a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator. Debby has worked in the field of adoption since 2006, providing home studies and post adoption supervision and support. She is honored to be part of the process of building families through adoption. Debby lives in Edmonds with her husband and two daughters.  What Debby likes best about working at Agape Adoptions is seeing the delight of parents as they bond with their children and the joy of children who know they are loved and cherished.      

Home Study & Post Placement Assistant

Lacey Shelley received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Canyon University in 2016. Since Lacey has experienced adoption firsthand, she quickly developed a passion for helping other children find their forever families. The idea of working with international countries and people from all different walks of life also inspired her to join Agape Adoptions' team. When Lacey is not working, she enjoys being with her friends, snuggling with her cat, and anything that has to do with art. Her ultimate dream vacation would be to go back to China and visit the city where she was born. 

Post-Placement Coordinator

Tesia Hsieh has a great passion for working with children and families in the international adoption field. She grew up in Southern California, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Besides playing music, one of her favorite things to do is travel because she loves meeting people from different cultural backgrounds. Because of this she received a TESOL teaching certificate to work with English students from different countries. Tesia loves seeing children get placed into loving homes and working with them as they progress and thrive.

Adoption Program Analyst 

Lyndsey Casey has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a K-8th grade teaching certificate from the University of Washington Tacoma. Lyndsey was a teacher for five years before working for Agape Adoptions. She joined our team in 2015 because she felt a strong connection towards adoptions and helping children find families that will love them unconditionally. When Lyndsey isn’t working she loves spending time with her husband. She also enjoys reading, hiking, running, baking, going on adventures, and being crafty.