Christy Frans has worked in the non-profit arena for over 17 years and has worked with A New Beginning Adoption Agency as an adoption specialist since 2009. As sister to an adopted brother and aunt to an internationally adopted niece, Christy has been surrounded by adoption most of her life. Christy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She works primarily with families in the home study process, where she provides them support and training as they begin their adoption journey. She also has experience working with birth families in placement and adoptive families in post placement services. She currently co-teaches the agency’s foster adopt training, but has enjoyed developing and conducting trainings in all adoption programs over the last 9 years at A New Beginning. Christy is especially passionate about working with youth adopted from the foster care system. She co-facilitates ANB’s Youth Advisory Board which meets twice monthly at A New Beginning. Christy is a proud mom to three daughters, who loves family time with her husband and children.