Director, Staff & Adoption Counselors

Director, Staff & Adoption Counselors


E. Parker Herring


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.

Adoption Counselors

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.

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Kelly Dunbar

Adoption Counselor/Homestudy Supervisor

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 Anderson

Adoption Counselor

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 Brown

Lakisha Brown

Adoption Counselor

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

Adoption Counselor

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.

Katherine Fitzsimmons

Adoption Counselor

Katherine completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at St. Bonaventure University and continued on to earn her Master’s in Social Work degree from Binghamton University. Her passion is working with and advocating for women, youth, and children. She has worked for more than 10 years facilitating kinship, international, and domestic adoptions; eight of those years were working for the Independent Adoption Center here in Raleigh. Katherine also has a background in crisis management in a hospital setting. When she is not working, she can be found volunteering at her sons’ school, exploring the Raleigh-Durham area, or baking yummy sweets!!

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Sloane Mosley

Adoption Counselor

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!

Melanie Spainhour

Adoption Counselor – Bi-lingual

Melanie is excited to be working with A Child’s Hope in the Raleigh area.  She received her Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) and her Bachelor of Social Work degree from NC State University (GO PACK!).  Melanie has worked with children and families, school systems and local communities, primarily focusing on the Latino community.  She loves spending time with her husband, three daughters and taking trips to the beach!

Danielle Sample-Raggins

Adoption Counselor

Danielle earned her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She is currently pursing her Doctorate Degree in Traumatology, with the expectation of completion this year. Danielle began her career while in college, by serving as a counselor for teen girls in a residential setting, that were placing their children for adoption. Danielle went on to work as a Foster Care and Adoptions Social Worker. She is also a Therapist and Parenting Educator with individuals, children and their families. She has continued this work for the last 16 years. Outside of working, Danielle loves spending time going to the park, playing board games or just spending time with her three wonderful kiddos; Shaun, Lauson, and Laurielle.

Sylvia Senbel

Adoption Counselor

Sylvia is a graduate of Western Carolina University, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work. She also received her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina. Sylvia has been working with children and famalies for more than 19 years. She enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and three boys. She also loves animals, especially her dog Jazzy.

Birthmother Hotline: (877) 890-4673

Envia Un Texto: (919) 218-6270

Text: Pregnant to (919) 971-4396