About AmericanKidz Adoption Services

     

AmericanKidz 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.

Kathleen 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.

Kathleen 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.

Richard 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).

Margaret Croke is the Office Manager of AmericanKidz (Florida Office).

Anya Byron, MSW 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.

 

   
 
Kathleen M. Calcutt, Esq.