Aubrey Haddican

Permanency Specialist

Aubrey began working with adoption in 2006, serving as program assistant with NACAC and the Harambee Project. Since then, she’s worked to improve the administrative process of the 4th District Guardian ad Litem Program and as a school social worker intern at KIPP Stand Academy. She’s also been an intern therapist with McMahon Counseling and Consultation Services (working primarily with adoptive families).

Aubrey earned her bachelor’s at the University of Wisconsin, double majoring in African-American Studies and Psychology and double minoring in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies. She earned her MSW from the University of Minnesota in 2014, and acquired her LGSW later that year.

Aubrey’s twin passions are teens and adoption. She loves the energy, crankiness, and self-determination of youth, and enjoys helping them envision, articulate, and adapt to what they believe adulthood is and should be. She believes that adoption is a life-long process that encompasses both joy and grief, and is inspired by the millions of individual ways families come together, define themselves, and create new homes.

When Aubrey isn’t working, she likes to cook, make hair products and lotion, fiddle with new software, and stream more Netflix than she’d like to admit.

Josie & Chris

(Click image to watch Josie & Chris on KidsConnect) In this work, rejection, disappointment, and plans falling through are almost daily occurrences. There are hundreds of families wanting to adopt in Minnesota, but only one of them is going to be the family for any given child I work with. The most carefully laid plans… [ READ MORE ]

These Things We Believe

As staff and board members at Ampersand Families, we have a sort of credo — a list of guiding principles. They aren’t radical, yet given the state of the child welfare system you could be forgiven for thinking they are. Here they are. Read them. If you feel the same, find out how you can help us create a… [ READ MORE ]

Fun Facts About Aubrey

When Aubrey isn’t working, she likes to cook, make hair products and lotion, fiddle with new software, and stream more Netflix than she’d like to admit.

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