Adoption Services, Inc.
is equipped to handle all your adoption questions and concerns
whether they are from a medical, social or legal standpoint. We
at AmericanKidz understand the adoption process can be scary,
emotional and intimidating. We are here to provide our expertise
and support in every way we can.
M. Calcutt, Esq. is General Counsel and Owner
of AmericanKidz Adoption Services, Inc. and AmericanKidz of Georgia,
Inc. Kathleen has been practicing law since 1991. She is licensed
to practice law in both Florida and Georgia and is a member of
the Florida Adoption Council (FAC) and the Georgia Association
of Licensed Adoption Agencies (GALAA) . She began her legal career
as an Assistant Public Defender and then transitioned into private
practice once she married her husband, Patrick, and they began
having children. She has practiced in the areas of criminal defense
law, family law, juvenile law and adoptions. She and her husband
have three biological children and three adopted children ranging
in ages from 12 to 18.
remembers how difficult it was in the early years to balance the
demands of a busy career and learn how to be a good wife and mother.
She also remembers how incredible and sometimes challenging it
was to adopt each of their three sons. Kathleen is the first to
admit that she could not have done any of this if it were not
for the support of her loving husband and law partner (Calcutt
& Calcutt, PA), Patrick Calcutt. Both Kathleen and Patrick
are graduates of Florida State University and Florida State University
College of Law. Kathleen enjoys refinishing antiques, painting,
and also plays guitar and violin and sings in their church choir.
She is one of five children and enjoys a great deal of support
from her family and friends. She looks forward to watching her
children, both biological and adopted, continue to grow and develop
as secure, happy individuals and hopes one day to learn to cook
as well as her Italian mother, Rose.
F. Garrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
He is currrently Executive Director of AmericanKidz of Georgia,
Inc. and is a member of the Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption
Agencies. Mr. Garrett, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University
and Berry University. He has been practicing at the Masters Level
since 1982. He previously practiced in Florida before moving to
Georgia in June of 1988. He has worked in the field of child welfare,
substance abuse and children's mental health. He has also worked
for over 20 years as a social worker with military families. His
professional interests include providing post adoption services
to special needs populations. He currently has three children,
two adult and one teenager. He enjoys spending his free time spoiling
his three grandchildren, cooking outdoors and camping with his
family. Richard is a member of American Adoption Congress. Also
member EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Association)
Add practitioner of EMDR ( usually used as a treatment for PTSD).
Donitra "Janee" Daye,
is the Executive Director of AmericanKidz (Florida Office).
Croke is the Office Manager of AmericanKidz (Florida
Anya is the lead social worker for AmericanKidz of Georgia - Anya
Byron, MSW is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama
where she obtained a Bachelor of ARts in Social Work in May, 2004.
She then attended the Advanced Standing Program at Barry University
in Miami, Florida, where she obtained her Masters in Social Work
the following year. Anya has been an employee of AmericanKidz
of Georgia, Inc. since April 2008. She does home studies, post-placement
visits, adoption training programs, and birth parent and adoptive
parent counseling for the Agency.