Parker is a board certified family law specialist and Raleigh native who has practiced in Wake County for 23 years. She is a 1975 graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill and a 1985 graduate of the Wake Forest School of Law. Parker and her husband Steve have three children — two of whom are adopted and one who was born with the help of advanced fertility treatments. She is founder and the managing member of the law firm of Parker Herring Law Group, PLLC.
We have trained and compassionate adoption counselors located throughout the state of North Carolina to meet and counsel our birth parents and adoptive couples to facilitate the adoption process before and after placement.
Kelly is a graduate of NC State University where she earned a Bachelors in Social Work. She also received her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Kelly has been working with children, families, in the home and in communities for 18 years. Kelly has been working with birth mothers and adoptive parents for the last 5 years. Besides working, she has a great husband and three fabulous children, Landon, Parker and Ansley. Kelly and her husband adopted their daughter with the help of ACH and feels as though her personal experience helps her relate to other adoptive families.
Rebecca Ann graduated from American University with degrees in Political Science and Literature. She went on to get her Masters in Science and Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She also completed two years of Law School at the University of Baltimore. While clerking for an Adoption Lawyer she found her calling. She lives in New Bern with her husband and two miniature dachshunds, Sweet Thing and Coco Weenie.
Lakisha completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare at Winston-Salem State University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University. Lakisha has worked with children, individuals and families for 11 years. Her experience includes, working with at risk youth, children and homeless families, case management, child mental health, as well as school social work. She is also a long-time basketball fan, and is a former player and coach. She played at Winston-Salem State University and coached women’s basketball at Elon University and Syracuse University. Lakisha and her husband reside in Alamance County, with their young son.
Gloria Curry received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from St. Leo College. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida in Family, Youth and Community Science. Gloria has worked with children and families as an educator, mental health counselor and social worker. Gloria facilitated adoptions and foster care placements. She observed the remarkable courage, compassion and commitment of birth families who strive to ensure their child has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Gloria witnessed the dedication adoptive families have in providing care for the child. Gloria lives in Henderson County. She is an avid gardener, reader and loves to explore the mountains of western North Carolina.
Sloane completed her undergraduate degree in Human Services Counseling at Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California through the Virtual Academic Center, to be completed in August 2015. Sloane has been working in the social work field for about 8 years, working with children and families. She loves advocating for children!
Ashley graduated from 2010 from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then continued with a Masters Degree in Human Resources. She worked with the Indiana Department of Child Services and has worked to help children and families in Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, Missouri and North Carolina. She has worked in Child Protective Services, and has also worked as a Family Support Specialist and as a site coordinator for communities in schools. She also worked with Carolina Family Services as a home study specialist.
Jackie completed her undergraduate in psychology from Huntington College in Alabama. She went on to receive her masters in Social Work from The University of Alabama in 2013. Jackie has worked with families and children in various areas, including therapeutic foster care and case management in a major hospital. She is married with 2 children. Jackie has a niece who was adopted as a newborn in 2009 and has had a passion for adoptions ever since!