The mission of Full Circle Adoptions is to provide exemplary adoption services to children and expectant, birth, and adoptive parents in the context of plans made for the welfare and best interests of children.
Molly Reynolds, M.Ed, LICSW has worked in the adoption field since 1990, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Maine. Molly has worked with Full Circle since the early days of the agency and began as Director in 2017. Molly has a passionate commitment to adoption, which began because of her personal connection with adoption. Throughout her career, Molly has deepened her understanding of the impact of adoption on individuals’ lives. Molly has worked with prospective adoptive families, expectant/birth parents and foster parents providing assessments, home studies, counseling and post placement visits. Molly spends much of her leisure time in nature, walking, biking and exploring islands.
Sara J. Korash-Schiff, LSWA, graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in English and journalism, and a minor in creative writing. Sara puts her amazing writing talents to use at Full Circle in a myriad of ways, including drafting and editing adoptive parent profiles, agency marketing materials, and newsletters. As Program Coordinator, Sara oversees client communications and general case management, along with much of the agency’s daily administrative and organizational tasks. Outside of the office, Sara enjoys reading, traveling (both domestically and internationally), and recapturing her “college choir days” and love of music by attending concerts and singing whenever possible. Full Circle welcomed Sara to its team in February of 2016.
Marla Allisan, JD,LICSW, Founder of Full Circle Adoptions, named the agency “Full Circle” because she believes that providing conscientious and loving care to expectant parents and prospective adopters will help bring love “full circle” to the child. She served as the agency’s Executive Director between 1996 and 2016, ultimately overseeing 250 adoptions. She currently provides adoption related consulting to adoption triad members and professionals in the Boston area. She treasures the work of helping families through clinical and legal complexities in adoption cases as well as helping adopted individuals, adoptive families, and birth families with post adoption issues. Her interest in children’s issues grew from her education in multiple fields: Women’s Studies and Psychology at Mount Holyoke College (BA, cum laude, 1978), Law at Northeastern University School of Law (JD, 1981) and Clinical Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work (MSW, 1989). In her “spare” time, Marla considers ways that interdisciplinary thinking can help bring greater peace to the world. For fun, she writes essays and plays, makes and exhibits art, plays piano and enjoys spending time with her family.
Julie Belmont, MSW, LICSW earned a bachelor‘s degree in social work and psychology from Westfield State College in 2005 and a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in 2006. In addition to her work with Full Circle Adoptions, Julie works part time as a medical social worker for Boston Children’s Hospital. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, being at the beach and attending concerts.
Emily R. Fischer, MSW, LICSW, received her BA in visual art from Carleton College (2003), her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work (2008), and completed a fellowship in Infant Mental Health at the Center for Early Relationship Support (2011). During her 10+ years in practice, she has worked extensively with families in a variety of settings, including preschools, primary care clinics, residential programs, and outpatient mental health settings. Emily has a passion for supporting families in the perinatal period and has worked to promote access to sensitive, affirming, and high-quality care for people of all family structures. She is thrilled to be supporting both expectant and adoptive parents in her work at Full Circle Adoptions, where she now works part-time. Emily also has a private psychotherapy practice in Boston, MA. Outside of work, she can be found in the garden, the kitchen, or playing with her beloved family and friends.
Jillian Dominick, MSW, LICSW, earned a degree in English from Trinity University in Washington, DC in 1999 and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 2001. She currently works full time on an inpatient psychiatric unit in a hospital just outside of Boston, and works part-time for Full Circle Adoptions with prospective adopters around the homestudy process. Jillian lives in the seacoast region of New Hampshire with her husband, where the two enjoy hiking, biking, spending time at the beach, and traveling.
Erin R. Pelletier, MSW, LICSW, earned a degree in Sociology from Indiana University and went on to earn her master’s degree in social work at Boston University in 2008. She has worked in various settings including a geriatric care center, a substance abuse clinic, and an inpatient hospital. She also has a background in mindfulness in the clinical setting. Erin now works part-time for Full Circle Adoptions and enjoys helping prospective adopters complete the homestudy process. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, practicing and studying mindfulness, golf, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amy Conwell, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker in MA. She is a graduate of Clark University (BA, 1990) and Boston University School of Social Work (MSW, 1992). She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She works for a small non-profit called Natick Service Council and as a social worker for Full Circle.