Paths for Families Paths for Families


  • Navigating Adoption
    I’m Pregnant

    I’m Pregnant

    If you're facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we're here for you with free and confidential all-options counseling, resources, and support. Call our pregnancy counselors 24/7 at 800-439-0233.

    I Want to Adopt

    I Want to Adopt

    Browse our network of adoption services including infant and foster care adoption, home studies, and post-adoption support.

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

  • Counseling & Support
  • Training & Education


Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

Alyssa Hermann Applebaum, Treasurer

Board Vice President | Commercial Relationship Manager at Sandy Spring Bank

Alyssa Hermann Applebaum, Board Member Headshot

Alyssa has worked in the financial services industry since 2014. As a commercial lender at Sandy Spring Bank, she helps local businesses grow and is passionate about making the community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Alyssa lives in DC with her husband, Aaron, an international trade attorney at Sidley Austin, and their daughter. Both Alyssa and Aaron have been profoundly inspired by the positive impact that adoption can have. They discovered Paths for Families after moving to the area and seeking involvement with an organization whose mission they are both deeply committed to. Alyssa is also a member of the Impact Committee at N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for women.

Originally from St. Louis, Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Saint Louis University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, golfing, and scuba diving.