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 are commited to tireless advocacy on behalf of waiting children and adoptive families.

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Executive Director

Myriam@agapeadoptions.org


Myriam Avery, MA has traveled to many countries helping adoptive families and is skilled in working with US Embassies  and Consulates worldwide. With over 20 years of experience, she's provided direct international adoption services to hundreds of families. 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.

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Director of Social Services

Debby@agapeadoptions.org


Debby Fields, MS, LMHC, has a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 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.  

Debby is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator.

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Home Study & Post Placement Coordinator

Lacey@agapeadoptions.org


Lacey Shelley received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Canyon University in 2016. As an adult adoptee, 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. 


Finalization Coordinator

Agape@agapeadoptions.org


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.

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Child Advocacy & Communications Coordinator

madisen@agapeadoptions.org


Madisen Wilde earned her Bachelor’s in Communication Research with a double minor in Global Engagement and Religious Studies from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2017. Madisen has a strong connection to those with disabilities because her twin brother is on the autism spectrum and believes everyone deserves the opportunity for a loving family. Her desire to work with a globally-minded company led her to Agape. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four cats, dabbling in special effects makeup, and recently took up competitive rock climbing.

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Adoption Program Specialist

allison@agapeadoptions.org


Allison Larue received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology in 2015 from the University of Washington. She worked in social services and then joined Agape Adoptions in 2019 because she wanted to be a part of bringing a child home to a loving and permanent family. When Allison isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and cat. She loves to see movies and loves anything Disney related.

Social Services Team

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Adoption Social Worker, Washington

Agape@agapeadoptions.org

Tiffany Didrickson, MEd, has a Master's of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling.  She began working in adoption because of a passion for bringing orphaned children into loving families. She has worked since 2011 providing home study and post adoption services to families and joined the staff at Agape Adoptions in 2015.  Tiffany and her husband have four active children and have personal experience going through the international adoption process.  She and her husband adopted their then 5 year old daughter from Ghana in 2013.  Tiffany understands the myriad of emotions that families go through during the adoption process and enjoys helping to prepare families for the journey.    

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  Adoption Social Worker, Washington 

Agape@agapeadoptions.org

Bill Soderberg, MSW, LICSW, has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He has also completed a Post Graduate Attachment-Trauma Certification. Bill has worked in the field of adoption since 2006, providing home studies and post adoption supervision and support. In addition to his work at Agape Adoptions, Bill works with children, adults and families in a his private psychotherapy practice, which focuses on issues related to family planning, adoption and foster care. Bill feels that it is a gift to be able to help others realize their dream of expanding their family through adoption. Bill lives in Seattle, Washington with his family, which includes two adopted children.  

Adoption Social Worker

Adoption Social Worker, Oregon 

Alyssa@agapeadoptions.org

Alyssa Chase Stewart, MA, has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  Alyssa has worked in the field of adoption since 2004, providing services to both children and families. She developed her passion for adoption while working in the child welfare field helping to identify adoptive homes for children in foster care. Since then, she has worked in domestic infant adoption, foster care adoption and international adoption providing home studies and post adoption supervision and support. Alyssa joined the Agape team in 2014 as the Oregon and Southwest Washington Adoption Social Worker. Alyssa feels truly honored to walk along families as they welcome children into their lives through adoption.  Alyssa lives in the Portland, Oregon area with her family. 

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Adoption Social Worker, Washington

Agape@agapeadoptions.org

Sarah J Davis, MSW, LSWAIC has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate. Sarah has worked in the field of Social Services since 2003, providing domestic foster care home studies and post adoption for eight of those years.  In addition to her work at Agape Adoptions, Sarah also works with family court and nonprofit organizations, focusing on medical social work, adoption, and court investigations. Sarah is passionate about supporting families navigating their adoption journey. Sarah lives in Olympia, Washington with her husband and two children. Sarah likes gardening, baking pies, volunteering and fundraising for her children's alternative school programs. 


Bonnie Elson, M.S.W., joined the Agape Adoptions team in August of 2018.  She has worked in the Seat

Adoption Social Worker, Washington

Agape@agapeadoptions.org

Bonnie Elson, MSW, joined the Agape Adoptions team in August of 2018. She has worked in the Seattle area since the early 1990’s providing support, education, and case management services for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted children. Bonnie has extensive experience writing home studies and post-placement reports for both domestic and international adoptions. She takes great joy in helping and encouraging families on their adoption journey. Bonnie is the mother of two young adults adopted as infants, and has many adoptees in her extended family.  In her free time, she loves to hike, swim, read, cook, help with the children’s programs at church, and take in some of Seattle’s great plays and concerts.