Marge has been involved in working with birth families, foster care, domestic and international adoptions for over 40 years. She has worked in both public and private adoption agencies and was selected by the Child Welfare League of America to participate in and evaluate birth parent experiences in identified “Black Market Adoptions.” More recently, she served as the executive director of a private, non-profit, licensed, child-placing agency in South Florida for almost 20 years. In that role, she was personally involved in the placement and supervision of more than 1,000 children, both foreign and domestically born. Her responsibilities included providing ongoing counseling to birth parents who were relinquishing their children for adoption. She has maintained contact with many of these adoptive families, adoptees and birth families, and continues to provide advice and counseling whenever necessary or requested. In addition to facilitating adoptions within the State of Florida, Marge has developed an extensive network of personal contact with hospitals and family courts throughout the State of Florida. Additionally, her network includes out-of-state agencies, attorneys and adoptive organizations for facilitation of adoptive home possibilities for special needs, older children and sibling groups, which are more difficult to place. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in obtaining Medicaid, SSI and adoption subsidies for children placed in her legal care. Additionally, Marge has been instrumental in working with Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children within the United States.
Marge has three adult children and five grandchildren. She has chosen to work with 26Health to create the first completely inclusive adoption agency in Florida.