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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. Connect with our pregnancy counselors 24/7 via call or text 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!

Melanie Geddings-Hayes

LCSW-CStaff Director of Clinical Services

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Call Melanie at 202-629-0204

Melanie joined the team at Paths for Families in December 2020 as the Director of Clinical Services. She serves in a leadership role providing oversight to the counseling, family finding, and training programs. Melanie has extensive experience in child welfare in both public and private agencies. She holds both her bachelors and masters degree in Social Work. She has worked as a Social Worker in Family Preservation, Reunification/Foster Care, Adoption, Custody & Guardianship, Post-Adoption, Outpatient Mental Health Center, and as the Director of Residential Services at a Maryland based child placement agency. She is a licensed clinical Social Worker, board-approved supervisor, certified residential child care program administrator, and holds a certification as a clinical trauma professional. Melanie is a lifelong learner and has taken extensive training in trauma-informed care, grief and loss, motivational interviewing, and treating self-destructive behavior with trauma survivors.