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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.

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  • Training & Education


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Jessica Ostrander

MSWStaff Home Study Supervisor

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Call Jessica at 703-657-7291

As the Home Study Supervisor, Jessica Ostrander supports adoptive families through the entire home study and post placement process. She works as a liaison between clients and many of our home study social workers as well as outside placement agencies and government entities that serve the adoption process. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the George Washington University in 1992 and a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996. She began working in the field of Child Welfare with Washington, DC Child and Family Services in 1997. She started as a home study social worker contractor with Paths for Families in 2004 and began working full time for the organization in 2008. She’s also supported the Adoptions Together Program and Training departments for several years.

A parent to two adult daughters and two adult step-sons, Jessica currently lives with her husband Dave and two dogs in State College, Pennsylvania. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time at local college sporting events, hiking, and traveling.