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  • 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!

Janice Goldwater

LCSW-CBoard Founder & CEO of Paths for Families

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Our Founder & CEO, Janice, has been with Paths for Families since she founded the agency in 1990. A Masters level social worker by training, community advocate, and a passionate lifelong learner, Janice’s personal mission is to enhance human connection through fostering understanding.

Janice’s leadership, vision, and direction guide the future of Paths for Families in our community. With more than 40 years of experience in child welfare, mental health, and nonprofit management paired with the experience of raising 4 children (who joined her family through birth and adoption) into adulthood, she is uniquely qualified to lead the organization.

Janice loves the outdoors, particularly taking long walks with her 3 dogs and spending time with family, friends, and colleagues around the country.