Steve Sunday, Founder & CEO
Steve Sunday has worked in the field of adoption for more than 30 years as a caseworker, supervisor and administrator. Currently he is President and CEO of Forever Bound Adoption and adviser to the adoption advocacy support organization, United For Adoption.
After graduating with his MSW in 1981 from Arizona State University, he has worked professionally in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Utah.
Steve was the project lead on the award winning Adoption, It’s About Love television and radio commercials in partnership with Bonneville Communications. He is a passionate advocate for the needs of children world-wide. In 2009 he was appointed to the board of directors for the National Council for Adoption. In addition, Steve serves on the board of directors for the Foster Care Foundation for the State of Utah. Recently Steve was named the adoption “Professional of the Year” for 2013 by the Utah Adoption Council.
Reflecting on his life’s work, Steve commented that it has been one of the choicest blessings in his life to be associated with the great work of caring for children and building families. Steve and his wife have seven children and many grandchildren.
Karen Sunday, Vice-President/Office Manager
Karen is the glue that keeps everything in working order at Forever Bound Adoption. She is the one that helps our adoptive couples move along as they work to gather and complete required documents for their adoption. Karen is married to Steve Sunday so she has been by his side, involved with adoption, for over 35 years. When not working in the office she loves biking, running, and hiking. She loves to cook and play with her many grand kids.
Shareen Winegar, Secretary
Shareen has bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. Before leaving to raise her family, she worked as the Community Services Director for a private non-profit. She gained a great appreciation for the work of adoption agencies after her brother and his wife adopted a beautiful little girl. She hopes to help other couples find joy in building their families through adoption. She and her husband have three children.
Carrie Nelsen, ICPC Specialist
Carrie has witnessed the miracle of adoption within multiple generations of her family. She worked for ten years at LDS Family Services before joining the FBA team. Carrie has extensive experience in the field of Interstate Compact. Additionally, she works in the Justice Court. She is passionate about doing her part to help build families. Carrie received her BS degree in Business Management from Western Governors University.
Carrie and her husband Mike have five children and six grandchildren (that number is growing). They also have a farm and raise beef cattle. It was a story of an island girl that fell in love with a Montana rancher…
Shannon Lyon, MSW/LCSW, Social Work Supervisor
Shannon received an undergraduate degree from Utah State University and then completed her master’s degree in social work at the University of Utah. She worked for the Division of Child and Family Services as a permanency worker and completed internships at the Christmas Box House, Youth Services and LDS Family Services. Shannon worked for five years as a full-time employee of LDS Family Services managing the itsaboutlove.org website and then as the Services for Children manager for the Salt Lake office. Currently she provides options counseling to pregnant mothers and assists adoptive couples. She also provides mental health counseling and enjoys working with teens and adults.
Kristel Scoresby, LCSW, Adoption Caseworker
Kristel Scoresby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2003. Her professional passions include working with adoption, infertility, grief & loss, mood disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She believes strongly in helping the “one.” The one person, the one couple, the one family. Kristel is married to Evan Scoresby and they have 3 adventurous children.
Charity Goodrich, MC/CMHI, Adoption Caseworker
Charity received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Utah State University and her Masters in Counseling from University of Phoenix. Charity has worked in the foster care and adoption field for 15 years. She is passionate about helping families grow through adoption as well as helping birth parents feel supported and loved throughout their placement experience. Her love for adoption extends into her personal life as she and her husband are the proud parents of five children, all of whom they have adopted. She feels she has learned a lot over the years, both personally and professionally, and is very grateful for the chance to help others have the same amazing experiences.
Charity is married and a mother of five. She lives in Cache County
Julia R. Neff, MSW/CSW, Adoption Caseworker
Julia completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Utah. Prior to her employment with Forever Bound Adoption, she worked as an adoption caseworker for LDS Family Services. Her past experience also includes working for IHC, Utah Youth Village, and Davis Behavioral Health. Julia enjoys playing the piano, running, and reading. She also loves crafting and cutting hair. She is married, and has one daughter.
Natalie Roe Johnson, MSW/CSW, Adoption Caseworker
Natalie has a tender spot for adoption as she is adopted. She attended Weber State University and Lubbock Christian University where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work. Natalie completed her Bachelors internships at Asian Association of Utah, Texas Boys Ranch and LDS Family Services. She went on and received a Masters degree at the University of Utah. During her Masters she completed her practicum at the International Rescue Committee. She has been working in the adoption world for four years, working with expectant parents, couples hoping to adopt, and co-facilitating a group for expectant parents. Natalie has worked with international populations, teens and as a child behavior specialist. She enjoys international travel, running, and gardening.
Brittany Fowers, BS/SSW, Adoption Caseworker
Brittany earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Weber State University in 2005 and she has worked as an adoption caseworker for the last eleven years. She has a passion for working with and advocating for adoptive couples and birth families. She believes every adoption is a miracle and loves the work she does. Brittany spends her free time enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two children.
Pam Taylor, BS/SSW, Adoption Caseworker
Pam completed her undergraduate degrees in sociology and social work from the University of Utah. For the past 11 years she worked as an adoption and birth parent caseworker for LDS Family Services, providing pre and post adoption services. She holds a special place in her heart for both the giver and the receiver within the adoption world. Pam enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her husband and family which includes five grandchildren.
Danielle Johnston, LCSW, Adoption Caseworker
Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an adoption/attachment specialist. She has been an adoption advocate for over fifteen years, providing licensed adoption services and support to birth parents, adoptive couples and adoptees. Danielle has extensive experience in teaching and educating families about openness in adoption and how to navigate an open adoption relationship. She has a private practice in St. George, Utah.
Mariah Langston, Social Media Specialist
Mariah is excited to be a part of the Forever Bound Adoption team and enjoys helping us grow using her social media expertise. She lives in Utah with her husband, two-year-old boy, and baby girl. She has a passion for people that led her to become a Registered Nurse, which she does part-time. She loves that she gets to spend most of her days at home with her kids. When she’s not chasing around a two-year-old or dressing people’s wounds, you can find her online promoting our adoptive couple’s profiles.