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Kristin Gallagher

Adoption Supervisor, YFA

Kristin is an amazing asset to our team.  Her years of adoption related experience help guide our cases and develop Adoption Competent professionals.  Kristen has shown leadership and great dedication in helping co-workers be successful. She continually receives praise for her performance at court and she always makes herself available to respond to crisis (even in the wee hours of the morning). She is extremely passionate about finding our adoption children forever families.  Despite having a challenging case load she finds a way to make it work. Thank you Kristen for all of your hard work and dedication to our youth!

*Fun Facts*

How did you become involved in child welfare?

I started as a Classification Officer in a Prison in Florida and was assigned to the Special Education and Bootcamp caseload for inmates classified under the youthful offender status. I saw a lot of their histories included being involved in child welfare. I decided that I wanted to work with this population before they got into legal trouble and try to prevent them from entering the prison system.

What motivates you?

Having a wonderful staff who work with the children and being a part of the process that makes their life better.

If you could visit anywhere on earth, where would you go? Why?

I want to attend the Super Bowl when the Bucs are playing in it!