"Finding our son in Armenia was a blessing on so many levels, not the least of which was working with Hopscotch Adoptions. The Hopscotch team in North Carolina walked us through the entire process and was always available for questions and support." —VS2009
Robin Sizemore, BS, Founder and Executive Director
Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions Inc, was recognized in 2012 by the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as a person who has "Transform Lives and Impacted the Community". Among five other recipients, Robin Sizemore, was recognized in the area of "International Awareness" for her work and advocacy of children through international adoption and aid. Robin was also the recipient of the "Angels in Adoption" award in 2008, in recognition of her service to children since 1995.
She is an adoptive mother and has been an adoption professional since 1995. In addition to placing children in forever families, Robin has been politically involved in issues of child welfare: she has brought educational opportunities to a variety of officials in Georgia and Armenia, spearheaded cooperative humanitarian efforts, and hosted numerous international delegations through the U.S. State Department and Ministries in other countries which are associated with institutionalized children. Robin has a warm rapport with the wide range of individuals involved with children in need, including government officials, orphanage directors and staff, hospital and humanitarian aid administrators, and adoptive families and children alike.
Robin and her husband James are the adoptive parents of the first internationally adopted child from Georgia and, with their second adoption, of the first direct “birthmother to adoptive mother” international placement in Georgia. In addition to their two beautiful children from Georgia, Robin and James have also been blessed with the surprise birth of their youngest and third child. Robin’s work is well regarded and highly respected within the country programs and she is considered a valuable resource and thoughtful orphan advocate by U.S. and international officials as the result of her dedication to children and families through humanitarian assistance programs over more than a decade. Robin has developed additional direct programs for Hopscotch with highly experienced and reliable partners in Bulgaria, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Pakistan, Serbia, Ukraine, UAA and Kinship.
Robin graduated in 1986 from Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina with Bachelor of Science from the School of Communication and Media Arts, with a Concentration in Public Relations and Minor in Marketing.
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Yvette Fortier, MSW, Director of Clinical and Post Adoption Services
Yvette earned her Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University in Child Development and Family Relations and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Joint Master Social Work program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Yvette has over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, where she worked extensively in case management and clinical services.
At Hopscotch, Yvette supervises all clinical services and the delivery of clinical services within the adoption process, coordinates post adoption services which include helping families to stay on track of reporting schedules, organizing their post adoption reports, and sending those reports abroad. She works with families to obtain required documents related to their adoption process in order to maintain complete client files. Yvette also coordinates and maintains the Supervised Provider and Inter-Agency Agreements for all clients, as well as assisting with our Hague Accreditation and North Carolina and New York licensing requirements. When families need additional support and resources, Yvette is at the ready to make sure families start and stay healthy, growing together through adoption. In her spare time, Yvette enjoys drawing, journaling, reading, and watching movies.
Jeanette Quick, MDIV, Home Study Service Coordinator
Jeanette received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with minors in pre-med and religion from Baylor University in 1998, a Master's of Divinity from Wake Forest University Divinity School in 2002, and served as a resident at Duke University Medical Center for clinical pastoral education 2003-2004. She has over 20 years of experience in ecumenical and interfaith ministry, higher education, and social justice. Jeanette grew up traveling and living abroad and has subsequently lived and worked in several countries. She is passionate about travel and helping people, so working for an international non-profit is a perfect fit.
At Hopscotch, Jeanette oversees the home studies portion of the adoption process, answering all questions related to home studies, coordination, and referral of the waiting child profiles, supervised provider relationships, liaison to USCIS, clinical services as well as assisting with our Hague Accreditation and North Carolina and New York licensing requirements.. Jeanette lives in Greensboro, NC and enjoys anything outdoors, especially snowboarding, scuba diving, hiking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Sherry McGregor, B.A., M.A.Ed, Senior Administrative Assistant
Sherry brings 20 years of experience as an educator and an editor of educational publications to her work at Hopscotch. Sherry’s commitment to families and children accompanied with her passion for communication mean she’s thrilled to come to work every day to help our Hopscotch families through the adoption process. Sherry is an integral part of USCIS filings and documentation. If you have a question, Sherry has the answer or can find it for you in a snap. You’ll likely hear Sherry’s voice often and you’ll know it’s hers soon enough, because she brings her sunny disposition to all that she does for our client families.
Tonya Boggs, MIM, Ukraine Program Manager (supervised)
Tonya has a Master’s Degree in International Management, has lived overseas working for international companies, and speaks two foreign languages. Tonya has assisted couples adopting in Ukraine for over 18 years and has helped over 1,000 Ukrainian children find their forever families. At Hopscotch, Tonya is the Ukraine Program Manager and works with families to adopt children from Ukraine.
Separately from Hopscotch Adoptions, she is also the Executive Director, Adoption Services for a licensed home study agency, Options 4 Adoption headquartered in Georgia. Another passion of Tonya’s is assisting older children into families via hosting programs. Tonya entered the field of adoption when she and her husband, Mitch, adopted their daughter from Russia. After learning about the adoption process, she completed the adoption of their son from Ukraine. Tonya understands the emotional roller coaster that adopting parents are on, as well as the financial burden it places on a family. She lives in Marietta, Georgia.
Viviane Martini, Family Coordinator and Advocate
Viviane Martini has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication and English from Marian University in Indianapolis. She grew up in East Germany, moved to the US after completing high school, and speaks and writes two languages fluently. Viviane entered the world of international adoption in 2009 when she and her husband embarked on their first adoption journey. Since then, they have added three beautiful children from Eastern Europe to their family and gained extensive experience in parenting children with special needs.
Viviane also became involved in orphan care and adoption advocacy which eventually led to her role as Family Advocate and Coordinator for Hopscotch’s programs. In this position, Viviane should be your first contact with Hopscotch, fielding questions about adoption in general, waiting children, and country programs. Viviane enjoys reading, traveling, spending quality time with her family, and unabashedly admits… sleeping (when possible with three busy children!).
Sarah Sheppard, BSW, Consultant and Contract Worker
Sarah served Hopscotch for a period of 7 years as the Director of Clinical Services and has chosen to transition to contract work when needed. Sarah will be available for short term coverage, home study, post adoption services and Hague Accreditation and Licensing consultation.
Sarah and her husband enjoy spending time with their two young daughters and new baby boy, working on their house, visiting with family and playing with their rescue cocker spaniels.
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