The Adoption Council steers, guides, and directs the adoption education, standards, and practices of the Christian Adoption Alliance.  It is a collective effort to stand for and promote adoption from a Biblical perspective.

The Adoption Council is composed of professionals across the pro-life and adoption spectrum who are directly connected with adoption education and support services.

The council is in a state of development.  Current members include the following representatives.

Robyn Chambers
Executive Director, Advocacy for Children, Focus on the Family

Robyn serves as the Executive director of Advocacy for Children, Focus on the Family.  In this role, she oversees the following programs: Foster Care and Adoption, a program that exists to raise awareness for children in foster care needing forever families; our pro-life content and children communications, Sanctity of Human Life campaign and all aspects of Option Ultrasound, which provides ultrasound machines and sonography training to qualified pro-life medical clinics.

She supports the Wait No More events which are designed to recruit families to begin the journey of becoming a foster parent and/or adopt from foster care.  She has served at Focus on the Family for more than 25 years.

Sharen Ford, Ph.D.
Director of Foster Care and Adoption, Focus on the Family

Sharen is a nationally recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services.  She retired with 30 years of comprehensive work history with the department.  She oversaw six programmatic areas including the Foster Care and Adoption Program and supervised a team of professional staff. 

Dr. Ford is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance (AAICAMA).  She currently serves as the Director of Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family and is as committed as ever to raising awareness regarding the need for every child to have a quality family.

Brad Imler, Ph.D.
President, Christian Adoptions Alliance

Brad serves as the President of the Christian Adoptions Alliance which is committed to advancing adoptions from a Christian perspective standing on Biblical definitions and Christian practices.  The Alliance does this by providing education, training, and aligning with agencies, attorneys, and ministries that serve the adoption community from a Christian perspective.

He has been serving the pro-life and adoption community for over 20 years.  He is adopted and had the opportunity to meet his birth mother at the age of 20 and learn the journey she went through to choose life and adoption for him. His family grew through the blessings of two children through open adoptions. 

Over the years, Brad has served the adoption community providing home studies to prospective parents, post-adoption counseling to birth mothers, and education to those involved with the different aspects of adoption.