Our Team

Emily Person

Development and Marketing Coordinator

As the Development and Marketing Coordinator, Emily Person supports the fundraising and communication efforts at Arms Wide Adoption Services. She loves helping children and telling the stories of our forever families.

Why I started with Arms Wide Adoption Services:

It is beautiful to see families become whole through adoption. I am excited to be part of the Arms Wide Adoption Services mission of transforming the lives of children in need of safe and nurturing adoptive families.

My favorite part about my job:

I enjoy telling the stories of our families in our newsletter and helping kids feel more comfortable in foster care through our Angel Room. I also love the family-like culture of the Arms Wide Adoption Services team and am inspired by the work my colleagues do every day.

My least favorite part:

It’s sad to see the number of children still in need of a loving home.

More about me:

I love to travel, cook, and recently started to learn embroidery. My husband and I enjoy taking walks with our dogs on the White Oak Bayou near our home and grilling on our patio when the weather is nice. I have lived in Houston for the past 6 years and love the music, arts, culture, and restaurants our city has to offer!

Ask me about:

Ask me about Texas road trips, instant pot recipes, classical music, and my two rescue dogs.

More Team Members

Roderick Martin, LMSW

Adoption Coordinator

Jennifer Roderick

Foster Care and Adoption Coordinator