Founder & Executive Director, Placement Supervisor
Ms. Cindy Sarai is the Founder and Executive Director for Adoption Dreams Come True, a non-profit domestic adoption agency based in Fort Collins, Colorado. With 23 years in the field of Social Work and 15 years in the adoption arena, her passion is clear. Her belief that every child deserves a home that is loving, safe and permanent is the foundation for the work her agency does for birth parents, adoptive parents and children. As a result of her focus, Cindy has been a part of over 500 placements of children into permanent happy homes.
Cindy created a diverse agency that was not exclusive in any aspect, but served all birth parents and adoptive families regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. Cindy provides free life-time counseling for all birth parents regardless of their final choice and often meets with birth moms whom she met years ago. Adoptive family fees are based on a sliding scale, using annual income, so that adoptive families are not taken out of the adoption process based solely on income. Adoption Dreams Come True has always mirrored our diversity rich world and values the uniqueness of every client who comes through its doors.
Director of Development
Ms. DeReus is currently the Director of Development for a local Fort Collins non-profit adoption agency, Adoption Dreams Come True. Her role encompasses fundraising, marketing, and community liaison work to promote and enhance the core mission of the agency: Building strong families through adoption to make dreams come true for the children.
Her professional career also included 4 years as a Career Transition Consultant serving clients in Northern Colorado (Ft Collins, Windsor, Greeley and Loveland). Her passion for making a difference in each clients’ transitional career journey was the baseline for the work she did for Lee Hecht Harrison.
After retiring from Qwest (now CenturyLink) in 2004, she directed the daily operations of a small land development company in Windsor, CO for 3 years.
Alycia Erickson, BSW
Alycia Erickson is currently an Adoption Caseworker for Adoption Dreams Come True. Alycia’s responsibilities at ADCT include counseling Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents, completing the Home Study and certification processes for Adoptive Parents, and providing general support to anyone who seeks assistance with our organization.
Alycia graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2015. Alycia has had a lifelong passion for adoption; many of Alycia’s relatives, including both of her siblings, came to her family through adoption. She believes that all children deserve loving homes, which can come in all shapes and sizes. Alycia is proud to work for an agency whose philosophy is inclusive and values diversity.
While Alycia’s professional background has been primarily in the realm of senior care, she has enjoyed learning about the adoption process and looks forward to learning and growing with the agency.
Lacy Simon, BSW
Lacy is an Intern Adoption Caseworker. She works with birth parents, adoptive parents and those who seek resources in the Dream Room. She offers support to birth parents and adoptive parents through their unique adoption journey. In addition, she works to coordinate and manage the Dream Room weekly, to ensure the resources are available to the Larimer County community.
Lacy has known since sixth grade that she had a passion to work in the adoption field. After watching her cousins adopt their children, she knew that adoption is the field she wanted to dedicate her life to. She now has eleven cousins from both domestic and international adoptions. Seeing them thrive in loving, safe homes has shown Lacy how absolutely life changing adoption can be for both birth families and adoptive families. Lacy is elated to be working with Adoption Dreams Come True to help bring families together.
Lacy is currently in Colorado State University’s Bachelor of Social Work degree program. She will be graduating in May of 2017. After she graduates with her Bachelor’s degree, she will be going into Colorado State University’s Advanced Standing Master of Social Work degree program to further her education. She has focused on courses tied to adoption, child development and family relationships and will continue to do so through her secondary degree.
Olive is a key member of the staff. Her enthusiasm and great tail waggin' skills puts a smile on our faces whenever she is in the office. Olive loves Adoption Dreams Come True because she gets lots of hugs and attention and special treats like apples and dried edamame!. Olive's goal is to come to the office everyday and help Cindy, Ginger, Alycia and Lacy "Create Families and Deliver Dreams". Arf, arf.....