Dr. Sharen Ford
Director, Foster Care and Adoption
Dr. Sharen Ford is the director for Focus on the Family’s foster care and adoption efforts. In this role, she helps raise awareness of the need for adoptive families to provide loving and stable homes for the more than 100,000 waiting children in the U.S. foster care system. She also makes post-placement resources available for adoptive families.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Ford worked for child welfare services at the Colorado State Department of Human Services where she served as the manager for permanency services. She is the former president of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP).
Dr. Ford has spoken at a variety of conferences on adoption and foster care issues including Evangelicals for Life, the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) annual conference, the White House Conference on Adoption and the Federal Children’s Bureau Child Welfare Conference.
She has also done radio, print and TV interviews with various media outlets including Bott Radio Network, CBN TV and The Denver Post.