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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.

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Melissa Lewis-Ransom

LMSWStaff Family Find Manager

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Call Melissa at 443-423-5013

Melissa Lewis-Ransom, LMSW, joined Paths for Families as the Family Find Manager in November 2021. She has worked for 10 years in child welfare at Baltimore City Department of Social Services. She worked as a Social Worker in Out-of-Home Placement, Extended Hours, Intensive Case Management, and Adoptions. For six years, she was a Family Find Specialist/State Liaison working in the Family Find Unit-BCDSS that is in collaboration with Paths for Families. She worked as a Certified Confidential Intermediary in the Adoption Search Contact and Reunion Services Unit, connecting with adults who were previously adopted in Baltimore City seeking assistance with locating their biological families. Melissa holds an Associates Degree in Human Services Administration and a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Urban Children and Family Services. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.