Meet Our Adoption Team……
Carrie Thomas, M.S. | Managing Director of Programs
Our Managing Director, Ms. Carrie Thomas, has been in Brevard County since 1980, serving the community with numerous backgrounds in social services. Carrie recognized the need for an adoption agency with wraparound services, including support, education, resources, and empathy. Carrie formed Florida Adoption Center, LLC (FAC) in 2012.
Carrie obtained a master’s degree in Psychology and has specialized experience in family strengthening services, providing behavioral modification and behavioral analysis services, substance abuse education, homeless prevention services, and therapeutic foster care home study services.
Carrie has a passion for adoption and for helping others. She believes that all parties in adoption should be treated with compassion, empathy, and respect. Her goal is to support expecting/birth families experiencing an unplanned/unexpected pregnancy by giving them choices like whether to parent, place them in relative care or make an adoption plan, and supporting them in their decision. She also aims to help guide adoptive families through their adoption journey and join them with an expectant family in love.
Carrie shares a life with her husband, five children, five grandchildren, and many other family members. She enjoys sailing, camping, hunting lighthouses, attending classic rock concerts, kayaking, and visiting springs throughout Florida. Carrie values God, family, and friends. She is known for her compassion, honesty, and integrity. She has a joy for life and a sense of fun!
Tiffany Spense | Adoptive Parent/Waiting Family Coordinator
Tiffany joined the FAC team in mid-2019 with little knowledge about the adoption world. She dove headfirst and has enjoyed learning everything she could about adoption and the business. Coming to FAC with 20+ years of combined experience in Customer Service and Administrative Assistance, Tiffany has been an asset to the team. She has done work with FAC in administrative, information security, social media, and website updates. Tiffany loves working with the waiting and adoptive families. Helping them through the process of growing their family gives her that warm tingly feeling, and she says that the love and compassion felt when working with these families could change the world. Being a part of the growing relationship between the expectant birth parents and the adoptive parents is one of her favorite parts of the job. Tiffany was born at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL, but as an Air Force brat, she has lived in Florida, Japan, and Colorado. Since starting with FAC, Tiffany has completed her AS in Business Administration and is on track to complete her Bachelor of Organizational Management by the end of 2022.
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
Pets: Two dogs and two cats – My younger dog only has three legs, and my cats are father and daughter
Desired Destination: Ireland
Favorite Past-time: Spending time with my family, friends, and loved ones
Tina Marsh | Expectant Birth Parent Marketing and Office Support
Tina joined Florida Adoption Center, LLC (FAC) in January 2020 as an Administrative Assistant and
bookkeeper. Tina brings with her 25-plus years of administrative experience. She works closely with
our Managing Director concerning our birth mother’s needs, including but not limited to expenses,
housing needs & medical records, as well as agency requirements and finances. As a parent of two with
two grandchildren, Tina loves seeing the successes of ALL birth mothers and adoptive families.
Favorite Food: Could eat Oriental or Mexican Daily
Guilty Pleasure: Binge-watching Netflix
Desired Destination: The vineyards of Italy
Music: Anything by Aerosmith – rock and roll, baby!
Nicole Patton | Home Study and Post-Placement Contractor
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Nicole Russ | Waiting Family Coordinator
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