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125TH ANNIVERSARY
Our Specialists

Our Foster Care and Adoption Specialists

MELODY KARAMANIS, LCSW, BACS

MELODY KARAMANIS, LCSW, BACS

Assistant Director of Child and Family Services

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner

Melody joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries in July 2008 as the Family Services Worker on LBCH campus in Monroe. Melody became Assistant Director of the Child and Family Services Department in 2019. Melody also works as the Foster Care and Adoption Specialist for the Monroe area to promote and expand foster care in the Northeast Louisiana area. Melody received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of Louisiana at Monroe (NLU at the time), and she earned a Master&rsquos Degree in Social Work from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Melody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (LCSW BACS).

Monroe Region Connect 1 Child Contact
melody@lbch.org | 318-343-2244
PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211

Kamiron May

Kamiron May

Foster and Adoption Specialist

Kamiron joined the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries staff in June of 2023 as a Foster Care & Adoption specialist for the Alexandria region. Kamiron works to serve children and families in need by connecting with and equipping churches for foster care and adoption ministries. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in May of 2022. Kamiron went on to obtain her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Healthcare/Behavioral Health from Louisiana Christian University in May of 2023. During her graduate course work, Kamiron was an intern for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home for the child and family services department.

Alexandria Region Connect 1 Child Contact
kamiron@lbch.org | 318-343-2244
PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 7121

CHRISTY GOODWIN, LCSW

CHRISTY GOODWIN, LCSW

Foster Care and Adoption Specialist

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner

Christy joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries staff in May 2019 as a Foster Care and Adoption Specialist for the Shreveport region. Christy received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University. A native to Shreveport, Christy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in medical social work, school social work and private adoption. She and her family also had the opportunity to serve as foster parents in Orleans Parish in 2017-18 while her husband attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Christy is passionate about individuals, families, churches and organizations working together to respond to the current foster care crisis. When asked about her favorite part of her job, Christy said, "When a gospel-centered person or family answers the call to foster, I love seeing their friends, families and church members wrap around them with practical support and prayer. With Connect 1 Child, no one fosters alone."

Shreveport Region Connect 1 Child Contact
Christy@LBCH.org | 318-458-2227
PO Box 65, Stonewall, LA 71078

 

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