WHO WE ARE

Our regional coordinators advocate for our community's children and youth, help waiting parents prepare for their adoption journeys and support adoptive families from all corners of the province.



L-R : Catherine, Kim, Candy, Suzanne, Maisie, Brandi, Patricia (Photo courtesy of Zobo Photography)

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Brandi Blomquist - Regional Coordinator - North

Hi! I am Brandi. I am from Charlo and am a mother of two toddler girls. My background is in Social Work working with children placed in foster families and adoptive families. I also worked with children for the past 10 plus years.

I am so very happy to be part of the New-Brunswick Adoption Foundation's growing team. I am looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you, hearing your stories and hopefully having the opportunity to help, guide and support you through the stage you are at, whether you are thinking of adopting, waiting to adopt or have already adopted. I feel privileged to be part of this with you.

Contact me :

| brandi.blomquist@nbadoption.ca | 506 655-7005 | Facebook.com/brandi.nbadoptionblomquist |

Northern NB

Candy Roussel - Regional Coordinator - Acadian Peninsula

I am Candy. I live in the same region where I grew up, Tracadie-Sheila. My husband and I are adoptive parents of a little boy, who was adopted at 4 months old. Our hope is to adopt again, one or more kids, 3 years or older, in the near future.

Aside from working for the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation since 2018 as coordinator for the Acadian peninsula and I am also a respiratory therapist having completed my studies at La Cite collégiale in Ottawa in 2009.

I’m really ‘’talkative’’, so if you’re seeking for an ear to listen or someone to support and guide you through the process of adoption don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll be happy to be there for you.

Contact me :

| candy.roussel@nbadoption.ca | 506-336-7976 | Facebook.com/adoptnbnord |

Acadian Peninsula

Catherine Derry - Regional Coordinator - Southwest

I am Catherine, the Southwest Region Coordinator (serving St. Stephen to Sussex), and I live in Saint John. I am the Mother of 2, we adopted our youngest from the Province in 2010. I was also adopted from the Province, as an infant too. So, I have a good understanding of both the adoptive parent perspective and the adoptee.

I have a BA in psychology and an MA in Child Study. I was born and brought up in Saint John, and after some years away for education, I came back here in 2006. Since, that time I have working in the capacity of support and resource sharing to families. I have been with the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation since 2013. During this time it has been a joy to watch the journey of people going from prospective adoptive parents to adoptive parents. I have been privileged to share people's biggest joy and largest challenges. I am here to support, share information, and connect those in my region. I have special knowledge in the field of Education, Autism, Complex Needs and Diversity. Please feel free to reach out to me, I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact me :

| Catherine.derry@nbadoption.ca | 506-642 - 3210 | Facebook.com/catherine.nbadoption |

Southwest NB

Kim Driscoll - Regional Coordinator - Central & Miramichi

Welcome! My name is Kim Driscoll, I am the Regional coordinator for Central New Brunswick, serving Fredericton and surrounding areas since Oct/2017. I grew up in Cape Breton and relocated to Oromocto New Brunswick back in 1994. I completed my B.A.C.S. degree at U.C.C.B. along with 2 years of my Social Work Degree at S.T.U. This was the same year I married my husband and started our life as a Military family. I have always stayed connected and involved in the communities we have been posted to and believe that with my work experience, volunteerism and outgoing personality it all lead me into the Human Resource field. . After having my beautiful daughter, Emily, in 1997, I continued to serve my community, make connections, sought out academic opportunities and adapted to our forever changing lifestyle in the Military. During this time my husband and I looked into adoption. We have always wanted a bigger family and we were blessed to be able to adopt our son, Conner, in 2017. I look forward to supporting you and your family through the adoption journey. Whether it is gathering resources within our community, providing emotional support in person or over the phone, I feel honored to be a part of this journey with you and look forward to what the future will bring.

Contact me :

| kim.driscoll@nbadoption.ca | 506-647-7945 | Facebook.com/kimnbadoption.driscoll |

Central NB
& Miramichi

Patricia Estabrooks - Regional Coordinator - Southeast

Hi! I am Patricia Estabrooks, the Regional Coordinator for Southeast NB, covering Dorchester to Richibouctou. I was born in Chile and grew up in France and New Brunswick. I studied Sciences at Mount Allison University and l'université de Moncton and eventually settled into a job in Communications where I met my husband. When the time came to start our family, after a few years of trying on our own, we turned to adoption. With the support of family, friends and the network, we completed the application process, PRIDE training and Home Study in about 3 years, A year after approval just as we were preparing to update our file, we got the call, we were matched with a sibling group, a boy and a girl, 2 and 4 years old. What a world-wind!

The Adoption Foundation and Support Network were there for us along our journey and are still there for us today as our family navigates the ups and downs of adoption. When the opportunity came to join the Network as a coordinator, I jumped for it and haven't looked back. I have been a member of this wonderful team since October 2017 and I look forward to supporting other families through their own adoption journey.

Contact me :

| Patricia.estabrooks@nbadoption.ca | 506-383-3693 | Facebook.com/Patricia.NB.Adoption.Estabrooks |

Southeast NB

Suzanne Kingston - Executive Director

Hi my name is Suzanne Kingston and it has been my pleasure to work with the NB Adoption Foundation since 2006 as the Executive Director.

Prior to working with the NB Adoption Foundation I worked with a number of community organizations working with families, and with children and adults with special needs.

My work has always been centered around the idea of engaging and consulting people most impacted by an issue.

It is through their voices of lived experience and their points of view that solutions can be found that work and that are most effective.

I love being part of this team of compassionate, highly capable and caring staff.

We learn and are inspired by each other, and even more powerfully by the children, youth, parents, parents to be, and professionals we have the honour of working with each day.

I live in Hampton, NB with my life partner and are on the verge of an empty nest and hoping that our two young adult sons come back to visit us often.

Contact me :

| Suzanne.kingston@nbadoption.ca | 506-832-0676 | Facebook.com/suekingston.nbadoption |