member since 2005
After graduating from Wright State University in 1990 with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Naomi Ewald went on to receive her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. She worked for Montgomery County Children’s Services for three years before founding her own agency in 2000 called Adoption Link, Inc. Since founding Adoption Link, this agency has grown to serve families throughout Ohio, including Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Cleveland. The agency works with birthparents and adoptive families to assist in the adoption process. Adoption Link provides birthparents with resources, supportive services, and referrals. Agency social workers conduct required home studies, counseling, and education for adoptive parents. Adoption Link was featured in a 2011 Yellow Springs news article, highlighting the agency’s focus on supporting the collaborative plans of the adoptive and birth parents. The agency provides domestic adoption as an option to those seeking adoption services.
In addition to Naomi’s social work experiences she was the 2015 Wright State Social Work Alumna of the Year, and she has also served on the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Leadership Board since 2005. In this capacity, she provides feedback on CoLA initiatives and contributes to the annual Dean’s Leadership Board scholarship funds. Naomi enjoys serving on the Dean's Leadership Board as a way to help others succeed in reaching their educational goals.