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/or 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 to only match children with their families but to also provide essential post-adoption services to everyone involved; adopted children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Adoption is a journey, we guide families through theirs.

A New Beginning Adoption Agency Staff

Stephanie Pearl, LSW

Founder & Executive Director

Sally Guyer, MSW

Clinical Director

Cara Walsh, BSW

Infant Program Coordinator & Birth Parent Support

Amber Kidd, BSW

Foster-Adopt Program Coordinator

Kaitlyn Judy, BSW

Adoption Specialist-Infant Program


We are currently searching for a full-time Administrative Assistant.   Get details here.

Adoption professional

Becky Stiles

Office Manager / Administrative Assistant

Kara McAfee, LSW

Adoption Specialist – Eastern Idaho
Development Assistant

Amber Stiles

Marketing & Development

Available Internships

A New Beginning has Social Work interns most of the time, but available positions fill up fast.   We currently do not have an internship opportunities available.  If you are interested in inquiring about upcoming opportunities, please click here.

Tina Kierce, BS-Education

Marketing Consultant

Jenna Pearl

Cultural Ambassador

Maddi Ames

Peer Support Mentor

Our Birth Mother Mentors

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Birth Mother Mentor

Birht mother mentor gracie


Birth Mother Mentor

birth mother mentor meghan


Birth Mother Mentor

A New Beginning Surrogacy Staff

April Thorndyke, MSW

Surrogacy Journey Coordinator & Proven Gestational Carrier

Cara Walsh, BSW

Surrogacy Journey Coordinator

A New Beginning Wellness Center

Becky Marquez, LPC, TBRI Practitioner

A New Beginning Wellness Center Counselor