Claire joined the Lifeline team in April of 2009 and currently leads our Domestic Adoption team in the Birmingham office. She’s originally from Dallas, Texas but found herself in Birmingham after deciding to attend Samford University. There she pursued a degree in Sociology but went on to The University of Alabama to receive her Masters in Social Work. Her and her husband, Joel, have three precious boys – Isaiah, Nico, and Benji. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and traveling. Her favorite food is sushi and her favorite place to travel is the beach. Her three simple joys are laughing, relationships, and relaxing. Claire’s favorite thing about working at Lifeline is meeting new families and hearing about how God led them to adopt. She considers it a great joy to partner with families in a (literal) life-changing process! She has also been trained as a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner through the Karen Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University.