“I consider adoption a natural extension of my life”
For more than 26 years, Marcia Barker, Executive Director & Founder of Adoption Information Services, Inc. (AIS), has guided over 2,700 families successfully through the adoption process. As a natural extension of Marcia’s life, she has always experienced adoption as a positive way to build a family.
In fact, adoption runs through Marcia’s family – her brother was adopted and Marcia and her husband adopted two internationally-born children. Marcia’s professional and personal experience, along with degrees in education, psychology and counseling, make her uniquely qualified to lend strength, compassion and wisdom to your adoption journey.
Client Relations Manager & Adoption Consultant
Leigh has been a part of the AIS team since November 2004. She and her husband Greg were clients of AIS when they adopted their newborn son Nathanael in May 2004.
Through her own adoption experience and relationship with her son’s birth mother, Leigh is able to help potential adoptive parents understand the emotional aspects of adoption for everyone involved. She counsels and guides each AIS client as they navigate the steps to completing a successful adoption.
Her degree in journalism and family and consumer sciences and her background in editing and photojournalism give her the knowledge to assist families in sharing their personal stories with birth parents through their profiles.
Marketing Manager & Adoption Consultant
Jenny joined the AIS team in the summer of 2015. She and her husband Travis have two sons, Isaac and Aiden. Jenny has experienced the joy of adoption as well as giving birth. She and Travis adopted Isaac in the fall of 2006 with the assistance of AIS, and Aiden was born a few months later.
Her background as an educator as well as in sales contribute to Jenny’s ability to listen to our AIS clients, understand their needs and guide them in taking the best next steps on their adoption journeys. Her creativity and eye for color and design shine through as she assists our clients in creating the very best profile to present to birth parents.
As a constant ray of sunshine, Jenny is the perfect person to keep in touch with AIS clients, both past and present, through various avenues of social media and marketing.
Office Assistant & Technology Specialist
Heather joined the AIS team in August 2016. She and her husband Peter adopted their son and daughter as clients of AIS. Their son Zack was born in the fall of 2001 and was placed with them through domestic adoption. In 2005, their daughter Anna joined their family through international adoption from Guatemala.
Having had the unique experience of adopting both domestically and internationally, Heather has insight on how different every adoption journey can be and how we can best meet the individual needs of our clients.
Heather is constantly coming up with ways to make our team more efficient so that we can better serve our clients. She shares her exceptional gifts in organization, technology, and thinking-outside-the-box with our AIS team. She is filled with ideas for making our processes more efficient and helping our team to better serve our clients.
Ready to get started on your adoption journey to your special child?