Meet the Team


Adopt KS Kids Team

Corey Donnelly, Adoption Exchange Program Manager

Corey holds a master’s degree in Social Work and has worked in the child welfare system since 2016. Primarily working in the adoption department, Corey has experience supporting children and families through the adoption process. She is passionate about her service to the foster care system, and chose a career path in social work because her personal values align with the social work profession.


Caroline Kohring, Adoption Exchange Family Specialist

Caroline holds a master’s degree in Social Work. Caroline’s experience includes adoption casework & clinical work with high school students. Caroline loves that her job allows her to connect with adoptive families across the state of Kansas.


Sydnie Harmon, Adoption Exchange Family Specialist

Sydnie holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently working on getting her master’s degree in Social Work. Sydnie has been working in child welfare since 2019, and has held multiple roles including adoption specialist, team lead and permanency supervisor. Sydnie has passion for working with children in the foster care system is excited to be in her current role with the Adoption Exchange Program as a Family Specialist.


Sarah Harrison, Adoption Exchange Child Specialist

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has worked in the child welfare system since 2013. She has worked in different positions including reintegration, adoption, protection specialist, and kinship/relative work.


Jordan Johnson, Adoption Exchange Child Specialist

Jordan holds a masters degree in Social Work. Jordan has experience in child welfare, adoption, and domestic violence crisis intervention. She is passionate about helping others and working with children.


Nicolette Eller, Adoption Exchange Child Specialist

Nicolette holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Nicolette’s experience working in the child welfare system include, adoption, family finding for youth in care and working as a support for kinship caregivers navigating the child welfare system. Nicolette finds true passion in getting to be a part of a child’s journey to adoption.

Kansas Post Adoption Resource Center Team

Crystal Fox, Manager of Family Support Programs

Crystal holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Crystal has worked in the child welfare system for the past 16 years in various roles including reintegration, kinship, and adoption. Although, Crystal’s heart and passion has always been her adoption work. Crystal saw the need for “no matter what families” for children in foster care, and she and her husband, adopted two brothers from foster care in 2012.


Jenn Meyer, Family Training Specialist

Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in Education and is working towards her master’s in Neuroscience and Trauma. She has worked in the child welfare system for the past six years, both with foster and adoptive parents. She has a passion for sharing information with parents so children can have the best home possible. Jenn and her husband were foster parents and are now adoptive parents.


Alex Hepner, Family Advocate

Alex has worked in child welfare and adoption since 2017, and is an adoptive mom herself. She began her adoption journey after providing kinship care through the state of Kansas. Alex enjoys connecting with and supporting families across the state, using her personal experiences to connect with families.


Rachel O’Brien, Family Advocate

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in Education. Rachel utilizes both her personal and professional experience to connect with families adopting from foster care. An adoptive mom herself to three children, she enjoys supporting families across the state no matter where they are at in their adoption journey.