Dr. Brigette Schupay is an experienced child and family social worker. She began her social work career in 1992 and quickly developed a love for special needs adoption. In her role as Adoption Counselor, and later, Adoption Coordinator for Hillsborough County’s foster care program, she facilitated the adoption of nearly 1,000 special needs children.
Dr. Schupay served as the Executive Director of Heart of Adoptions, Inc., and Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. from 2005-2011, where she continued her mission to place children in permanent and loving homes. In 2013, she earned a doctoral degree in Social Work focusing her research on the Post-Adoption Depression of Adoptive Mothers.
In 2014, Dr. Schupay served as a Regional Director for the Mississippi Department of Families and Children overseeing adoption casework in 6 counties. Additionally, her passion and experience in adoption have provided her the privilege of working as an expert witness to help adoptees and their families.
Dr. Schupay has served on the Board of Directors of Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. since 2013.