The National Association of State Adoption Programs, Inc. (NASAP) is a professional peer organization that was formed in 1998, with the knowledge of and encouragement from the Children’s Bureau. NASAP’s mission is to provide a forum in which State Adoption Program Managers can pool their expertise and to promote networking activities as an association with other direct child welfare entities and individual professionals so that each state can develop and maintain an efficient, state-of-the-art adoption program.

NASAP Membership

NASAP charges no membership dues. Membership is automatic for all who are identified by their respective States as the statewide adoption manager, adoption specialist, or state equivalent. Active participation is strongly encouraged. Click here to download the NASAP Contact List.

NASAP Executive Committee

The Association is guided by an Executive Committee (EC), which is elected during the Annual Working Meeting. EC members include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and four Members-at-Large. EC members serve two-year terms, with half of the committee elected each year. The EC holds monthly conference calls to plan activities, events and Forums for the Association. The Association is incorporated in Utah as a non-profit entity. Utah was selected only because one of the founding members resided there. The Association’s By-laws are available to be shared. Click here to download the NASAP By-Laws.

State Adoption Program Managers interested in serving on the EC may contact Stephanie Miller at

2018 Executive Committee:

Acting President
Stephanie Miller
Permanency Program Specialist
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Traci B. Jones
Adoption Program Manager
Virginia Department of Social Services
Family Services Division

Valerie Procter
Adoption Specialist
Florida Department of Children and Families
Office of Child Welfare

Catherine Hoover
Adoption, Guardianship & Permanency Manager
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Adult and Children’s Services

Jamie Bazemore
Adoption Program Manager
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Social Services

Melanie Meyer
Adoption Support Program Manager
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Division of Children’s Services

Tracey Parker Hirst
Adoption Program Manager
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services

Marty Shannon
Adoption Program Administrator
Utah Department of Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services

Annual Working Meeting

Since 1998, members of NASAP have held an annual working meeting. In-person meetings have been held in Washington, DC. NASAP’s 2014 Annual Working Meeting took place as a webinar on November 20, 2014. Click here to download the 2014 Annual Working Meeting minutes and attached handouts.

NASAP Goals for 2016

The Association develops and votes on goals at each annual meeting. The goals for 2016 include:

  • Increase attendance at the NASAP Annual Working Meeting.
  • Increase opportunities for informal sharing/relationship-building among NASAP members.
  • Establish, build, and/or strengthen mutually supportive relationships between NASAP and other child welfare peer organizations such as the National Association of State Foster Care Managers (NASFCM), the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA), etc.
  • Assure continuity and progress toward fulfilling stated mission and goals of the Association.
  • Encourage and support collaboration among individual Association members as well as with members of partner child welfare peer associations and other national organizations for the attainment of positive individual child and family, county, state and national outcomes.
  • Work in partnership with the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative and the Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, to achieve full utilization of service delivery to NASAP.

Other Downloadable Resources:
NASAP Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (coming soon!)

For additional information about the activities of NASAP, please contact Stephanie Miller, NASAP President at