Caitlin Snyder works as a Home Study Assistant for MLJ Adoptions. She originally joined our team in 2013 as the Administrative Assistant, and has also served at the Outreach Coordinator and the Director of Marketing and Outreach. In her role as Home Study Assistant, she walks families through the initial stage of their adoption journey – the home study. She loves having the opportunity to build relationships with prospective adoptive families!
Being raised in loving permanent family empowered Caitlin to be better and seek excellence, always remembering she is deeply loved. Her parents tirelessly encouraged her to take risks, chase after her dreams, set goals and give back to her community. It was due to her exposure to other cultures and global poverty that she realized at an early age that her life wasn’t just about her, but how she could use her experiences and skills to positively benefit others. Working in international adoption has given Caitlin the unique opportunity to pursue both a passion and a profession at the same time.
When she is not at work, Caitlin enjoys running, reading, writing and cooking. She loves planning parties and hosting events for her friends, watching other people connect and develop relationships with one another. A lover of people, Caitlin is fascinated by hearing other people’s stories, and helping others tell their stories well.
Caitlin earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology with minors in nonprofit management and religious studies from Indiana University. Prior to working at MLJ Adoptions, she interned with an international orphan care organization called, Back2Back Ministries, where she saw firsthand the transformative work happening on all sides of caring for the orphan. In addition to working at MLJ Adoptions, Caitlin works at a faith-based nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana.