Kirsten L. Wicht, MA, LPC
Kirsten began her career first as therapist providing mental health services to adults with chronic mental illness and then counseling children and families in crisis. She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Radford University and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University. She is an adoption competent therapist and is licensed in the state of Virginia as a professional counselor. Kirsten has been married to her husband for 17 years and they are the proud parents of one daughter. In 2004 Kirsten and her husband adopted their precious daughter. It was this life-changing experience that inspired her career shift to adoption work, which quickly became her passion. In 2006 she came to Forever Familes as a contract adoption case worker, completing home studies and post adoption supervision for the agency. In July 2011 she became Executive Director after agency Founder, Barbara Slaton, stepped down to pursue another adventure.
Caseworker & Vice President, Board of Directors
After earning her Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2001, Lorelea began working first as a social worker for a local county Department of Social Services and more recently as a case manager for Early Intervention. It is through her experiences in working with children in abuse and neglect situations that she discovered her passion for bringing families together, giving them the tools and resources they need to strengthen and grow. She began providing home study and post placement services to Forever Families in 2011. She is thrilled to be able to play a part in connecting families and seeing their joy when a child is welcomed into their homes. Lorelea has been married to her husband for 14 years and they are the doting parents of one daughter and a crazy little rescue dog, who keep them both very busy!