Adrienne Elliott has worked in all aspects of the child welfare system including intake, child protection, permanency, and adoption for over 27 years. She was an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver and Metropolitan State University and has taught courses in Family Social Work, Foster Care, and Adoption and co-taught a college-level course for caseworkers and mental health professionals in Adoption Competency. Adrienne holds her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. She earned her LCSW in December 2000. Adrienne was an ED for a private non-profit adoption agency and CEO of a social enterprise focused on online post-adoption services for families in Denver Colorado before moving to Florida in May 2020.
Adrienne is the parent of two sons, ages 25 and 22 years old. Her oldest lives in Manhattan New York and works for JP Morgan and her youngest is living in Denver Colorado and works as a bartender downtown Denver. Prior to moving to Florida, Adrienne lived in Denver for 25 years and prior to that she lived and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She was part of the pom’s dance team and performed at football and basketball games.
Place: Roatan, Honduras
Hobby: Scuba Diving and Hiking in the Mountains
Band: Kenny Chesney
Hero: Harriet Tubman
Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
Guilty Pleasure: Potato Chips
Why I chose to work in adoption: Because children need families and connections and deserve to grow up in a safe and stable family.