Adrienne Elliott has worked in all aspects of the child welfare system including intake, child protection, permanency and adoption. She was an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver and Metropolitan State University and 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 Competence. Adrienne holds her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. Adrienne just recently moved from Denver Colorado where she was the ED for a private non-profit adoption agency and CEO of a social enterprise focused on online post adoption services for families.
Adrienne is the parent of two sons, ages 20 and 23 years old. Her oldest just graduated from CU and her youngest is attending MSU in Denver. Adrienne has lived in Denver for 25 years and prior to that she lived and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She was part of the poms dance team and performed at football and basketball games.
Place: Roatan, Honduras
Hobby: Scuba Diving Personal
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 it is a wonderful thing to watch a family being created.