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Meet our team

Our small, personal staff of experienced adoption specialists has counseled birth mothers from all backgrounds for over 20 years. Here are the people who will get to know and help you:

Dr. Laura Nemeyer, Ed. D.

Executive Director and Psychologist

Laura Nemeyer

Executive Director and Founder of Acadia Adoption Center (AAC), Laura is a licensed psychologist. She works on all aspects of the adoption process. From counseling birthparents, finding and screening prospective parents to undertaking home studies, helping finalize adoptions and counseling adoptees and their families, Laura has been practicing for over 28 years. A deeply compassionate person, she has facilitated hundreds of adoptions for couples of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Laura received her doctorate from Boston University and served her internship in clinical psychology at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. She has three adult children, one of whom was adopted from Guatemala.

Janet

Assistant Director

Janet

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you! Janet’s identical twin sister, Janice, works as a Birthmother Support person at AAC. Although it may be a bit confusing with their names and nearly exact voices, both are equally compassionate and cheerful.

Janet has been working with adopting families and birth families since 2007 in many different capacities. As Assistant Director, she can educate and guide perspective adopting parents and birthparents through the entire process of an adoption plan. Janet isn’t afraid to dive into new projects or hobbies. She’s a licensed Zumba instructor and on any given day, you may see her leading or taking a Zumba class to unwind.

Janice

Birthmother Support & Case Manager

Janice

Janice brings enthusiasm, problem solving skills and over 20 years of financial services and corporate experience to our team. She provides support to birth mothers as they work through the adoption process. She strives to empower the women she works with to recognize their true potential and helps them establish and reach their personal and professional goals. Janice’s philosophy is, “Adoption isn’t an “end” for birth mothers… It’s the beginning of their journey to independence, believing in themselves and daring to be happy”. It is very possible to find contentment and pride in their choice to give the most amazing gift to someone else. As an adoptive mother herself, Janice can help with the communication challenges between adopting parents and birth parents. She believes that effective communication can greatly impact the future relationship of this new, extended family that is created.

Janice spends her free time using her creativity, energy, and sense of humor to create artistic and practical uses for things other people throw away. She redesigns old campers with only recycled materials to create affordable, practical, and even beautiful “Mobile Homes” that just about anyone can afford. “Don’t put that down!” She might turn your old baking dish into a funky “new” sink!

Cindy

Birthmother Support & Case Manager

Cindy

Cindy guides and supports birthmothers with deep caring, sensitivity and professionalism. Case manager and advisor, she helps you deal with every phase of adoption planning - from helping you care for yourself as you move through your pregnancy, to advising you after your child is born, and the adoption is finalized. She is always available to discuss any fears or concerns and to connect you with the resources you’ll need.

Cindy comes to us from the educational field. She was a special education teacher for 26 years and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education with a focus of study in psychology and counseling from the University of Maine Farmington. She is a native of Maine, has two adult children, and is “owned” by her dog Angus and her cat Lilly.

Cindy is an intuitive, compassionate, and caring person. She prides herself for being non-judgmental as well as a creative thinker and problem-solver. She has a contagious laugh, loves cooking, entertaining family and friends, and is an avid gardener, flower expert, and dog whisperer!

Jenn

Center Administrative Assistant

Jenn

Jenn is the pleasant voice you hear when you first call our office. She is a native of New York, and there will be no mistaking that accent when you speak with her! An amazing organizer and empathetic person, she expertly manages all of the paperwork associated with your child’s adoption and coordinates payment for your expenses. Creative and resourceful, she is always ready to pitch in whenever a problem needs solving.

Jenn has a background in medical office administration and is the mother of four children. When she is not attached to her cell phone (or even when she is), she spends her free time gathering with friends, listening to music, and playing trivia. She’s always the life of the party!