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Staff of advisors

Tara Ridlon

Tara Ridlon

Adoption Case Manager

Tara has over 20 years of experience working closely with birth mothers, adoptive parents and other adoption professionals. Throughout the adoption process she provides education, guidance and support to birth mothers and adoptive parents. Her passion for adoption helps us create a welcoming environment where everyone feels comfortable and relaxed.

Kathryn Holliday

Kathryn Holliday

Assistant Adoption Case Manager

As our assistant adoption case manager, Kathryn works closely with birth mothers––handling their day-to-day needs and monitoring their medical care. Her responsibilities also include compiling, organizing and disseminating interstate compact documentation. Kathryn started at Shorstein & Kelly in 2009 as birth parent and peer support but was quickly promoted to her current position.

Aryn Adcox

Aryn Adcox

Legal Assistant

As our legal assistant, Aryn is responsible for preparation and filing of all court pleadings, legal documents and affidavits. She also coordinates and monitors birth father requirements for statutory compliance in each adoption case. She joined the firm in 2012 as birth parent and peer support and was promoted to legal assistant in less than a year.

Jade Talley

Jade Talley

Birth parent and peer support

Jade is our first point of contact with birth mothers and adoptive parents serving as the office receptionist. She also assists with birth mother care by handling their day-to-day needs and monitoring post placement photographs and updates for open adoptions. She joined Shorstein & Kelly in 2014.

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