Meet The Staff

Our staff has unparalleled compassion with decades of experience.

The founder and staff of A New Beginning Adoption Agency are adoption professionals with personal adoption experience as adoptive parents, adult adoptees and birth parents. We are a non-profit, licensed adoption agency with extensive experience supporting, preparing and educating adoptive families and birth families. Our goal is not only to create families through adoption, but to also provide essential post-adoption services to everyone involved; adopted children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Adoption is a journey and we are here every step of the way.

A New Beginning Adoption Agency Staff

Stephanie Pearl, LSW

Founder & Executive Director

Sally Guyer, MSW

Clinical Director

Cara Walsh, LSW

Infant Program Coordinator & Birth Parent Support

Amber Kidd, BSW

Foster-Adopt Program Coordinator

Kaitlyn Judy, BSW

Adoption Specialist-Infant Program
Adoption professional

Sydney Koenig, LSW

Adoption Specialist


We are currently not hiring for any positions.

Available Internships

A New Beginning has Social Work interns most of the time, but available positions fill up fast.  

We currently do not have any internship opportunities available. 

Becky Marquez, LPC, TBRI Practitioner

A New Beginning  Counselor

Development Assistant

Amber Stiles

Social Media & Marketing Director

Adoption professional

Becky Stiles

Office Manager

Joy Williams

Youth Support Specialist

Satellite Staff

Adoption Specialist

Kara McAfee, LSW

Adoption Specialist – Eastern Idaho

Emma Kennedy, LMSW

Adoption Specialist



2022-2023 Masters Intern


2022-2023 Intern


2022-2023 Intern


2022-2023 Intern