About AWL/Staff and Board

Adoptions With Love has placed over 1,600 children in loving adoptive homes. Equally important, each staff member is a caring, supportive person who provides friendship and concern for every individual involved in the adoption process.


Amy S. Cohen, LICSW, Executive Director
Amy has been working at AWL since 1986 and she became the Executive Director in October 2001. Amy’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office and formulating and implementing plans for AWL’s future. Amy works extensively with expectant birth parents over the phone and in person. She also conducts home studies and provides post placement services for adoptive families. Amy has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work. Amy is married and has two young adult children.


Nancy Rosenhaus, LICSW, Associate Director
Nancy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with extensive experience. She came to AWL in October of 1988 and became the Associate Director in 2001. Nancy counsels expectant/birth parents who are considering placing their child for adoption and she works with couples who are considering building their families through adoption. Nancy also provides on-going counseling for families regarding talking to their children about adoption and has chaired the SEARCH committee which has begun a search and reunion program at AWL. She has facilitated reunions between birth parents and adoptees. She has been a guest speaker for school systems training faculty about adoption issues. Nancy is married and has two adult daughters.


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Amelia Stone, Birthparent Coordinator
Amelia joined the staff of Adoptions With Love, Inc. in March 2015 working with expectant/birth parents who are considering an adoption plan for their child. She is primarily responsible for contacting and developing relationships with all expectant/birth parents, and setting up services for them. Amelia’s attention to detail and excellent organizational skills help make sure things run smoothly.  Her warm demeanor, energy, and compassion put people immediately at ease. Amelia assists birth parents and the adoptive families in the exchange of their letters and pictures. Before joining us at AWL, Amelia graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, where she earned her B.A. degree in Communications. In addition to daily communication with expectant/birth parents Amelia manages our social media, she posts on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account. We are #blessedtohaveher! Outside of work Amelia loves to cook and enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen, she also loves spending time with her adorable puppy, Winnie Rose.

Nuala Sullivan-Wall, LSW, Social Worker
Nuala Sullivan-Wall, LSW, Contract Social Worker
Nuala has been working for Adoptions With Love, Inc. as a consulting social worker since 2006, providing birth parent counseling, conducting home studies and post-placement services. She has been doing adoption social work for the past 24 years. Nuala has provided hundreds of expectant/birth parents with supportive compassionate counseling and continues to maintain long term relationships with many of these individuals. She has provided homestudy and post placement services to adoptive families and has been told how comfortable she makes people feel. She stays in touch with many of her clients from over 20 years ago! She enjoys working with all members of the adoption triad. Nuala has also worked as a hospital social worker providing services for labor and delivery and the neonatal intensive care unit. She is married with three young children and lives in Western MA.

Nellie Broderick, LICSW
Nellie recently joined the Adoptions With Love team in September 2016 as a part-time social worker. Nellie received her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Vermont and her Masters of Social Work from Simmons College in 2014. Prior to working at AWL, Nellie worked as a clinician at Walden Behavioral Care treating individuals struggling with eating disorders. Nellie’s role at AWL is to provide support to birth/expectant parents considering adoption for their child and to conduct home studies and post placement services for adoptive families. Nellie is thrilled at the opportunity to work for AWL. In her free time, Nellie enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, being outdoors (especially in Vermont) and doing puzzles.


AWL Board of Directors

  • Drew Zalkind, Chairman
  • Mark Blecher, Treasurer
  • Gretchen Morgan, Clerk
  • Chris Counihan
  • Janet Giesser
  • Susan Heffron
  • Ray Levy