Our Story

Columbus, Ohio Adoption Agency History

In November of 1991, five working mothers started Adoption Circle to help birth and adoptive families navigate their way through adoption.  These five women in addition to being moms were two attorneys and three social workers.  All had years of experience in the practice of adoption.

The three social workers, Lucie D. Blumenthal, LPC, Nancy L. Burley, LISW-S and Susan M. Brewer, LSW are still with the agency today.  In fact, the majority of the staff working at Adoption Circle are so committed to the agency and its clients that they have been with the agency for years. Adoption Circle is more like a family helping families grow through adoption.

Adoption Circle completed its first placement in the spring of 1992 and has been an active private child placement agency (PCPA) in Ohio ever since. Adoption Circle's main office is in Columbus, Ohio however, the agency provides its services all over the state of Ohio.  Adoption Circle has from the beginning been Ohio's exceptional adoption agency.

 

Adoption Circle offers adoption services throughout the state of Ohio, including the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton and Columbus areas.

Adoption Circle is blessed with a caring and compassionate staff. Our staff in considered to be some of the most experienced professionals in the field of adoption.  One of our founders is a writer of and trainer of the state required education program required for every social worker in the adoption practice.  Adoption Circle has a founder who was also awarded the "Angel in Adoption" by the United States Congress.  Our staff is actively involved in adoption legislation, support groups, professional organization and other adoption/child welfare organizations. Most importantly, our staff has a genuine concern for the welfare of their clients.   There is always a caring staff member available to speak with a Birthparent in need. If there is any emergency, the agency Administrator or on call workeris only a phone call away.

Adoption Circle has the wisdom of our founders and it has the energy and insight of the next generation.  The children of our staff have grown up with the agency often working or volunteering with Adoption Circle.  Today, Meredith Blumenthal, Lucie's daughter is the Executive Director of Adoption Circle.  Meredith, a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is taking Adoption Circle into the future. Meredith has successfully redesigned the organizational structure of the agency so the staff can better serve prospective adoptive families, birth parents, adoptees and agency partners. She continues to evaluate the core services of the agency as well as develop and implement new strategic plans to advance the mission of the agency. This is an exciting time for Adoption Circle and we look forward to helping families grow for many years to come!

We hope you enjoy your journey through our website to learn more about Adoption Circle.   If adoption is a choice that you find would like to consider please give us a call.  Adoption Circle is ready to walk with you through this part of your life's journey.