MEET THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS
Each member of our team has been impacted by adoption in one or more ways. We’ve pulled our experiences and talents together to create a place for others experiencing a similar journey.
The Magnolia Resource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating joyful, successful, and vibrant lives for those impacted by foster care, kinship care, or adoption.

TIFFANY WRIGHT
Founder & CEO
Tiffany is a devoted adoptive mother & founder of The Magnolia Resource. After receiving an abundance of love & support during the adoption of her daughter, Tiffany was inspired to bring together others passionate about helping children & families impacted by adoption. Her mission is to improve the availability of resources to actively change hearts & minds about adoption. Since graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management, Tiffany is an acclaimed community market expert, professional trainer & coach. You can find published articles by Tiffany in Haus + Home Magazine, a guest contributor for various blogs & social media outlets.
SARAH MICHEL
Vice President
Sarah, an Ohio native, is known for her passion & dedication to helping children & families through difficult times. Since graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law, Sarah’s career focus has been on working with children of abuse and neglect, family law, estate planning & criminal defense for juveniles. Sarah is an advocate for those she serves and those that have become part of the foster care network. Helping to create families continues to be the most rewarding experiences in her career. Sarah’s mentor once told her that “when you want to change the world, start in the world that changed you.”
DEBORAH SLONE
Board Member
Adoption is a life journey I’ve been blessed to take. The deep love I have for my child was evident the first time I held him. It promoted a sense of appreciation for his birth mother’s decisions and the loss she may feel while he and I benefited. The joy of bonding with snuggles as a baby, just watching him play as a little boy and being the person he counts on for guidance as he’s grown into a man is hard to describe. With adoption and parenting the unknowns are eminent. It’s unequivocally the biggest challenge and best thing that ever happened to me.
KARLA STEPP
Board Member
Adoption has brought a beautiful granddaughter into my life who has brought me immeasurable happiness. I find joy in working with kids and have done so as a Young Rembrandt art instructor, Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, cheer coach, school volunteer and Red Cross swim instructor. I enjoy spending time with family, going to the beach, painting, photography and writing. My hope is to help all children find the deep internal warmth that a loving family provides. I want them to feel the comfort, safety and happiness of their own family.

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