Our Team

Rachelle Webster, LMSW, LCPAA

Director of Compliance, Post Adoption and Post Permanency

As the Director of Programs, Rachelle Webster, LMSW, LCPAA, oversees much of what goes on here at Arms Wide. Her job includes making sure Arms Wide is in compliance with state contracts, mediating and troubleshooting when issues arise, having the ultimate responsibility when it comes to child placement and child safety. Shelly earned her undergraduate degree in sociology at West Texas State University, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work.


Why I started with Arms Wide Adoption Services:

I was initially attracted to Spaulding for Children (now known as Arms Wide Adoption Services) because of the resources they offer to adoptive families, particularly the post adoption support. I began here as the manager of the post adoption program.


My favorite part about my job:

My favorite part is working with people, whether it’s the families we help or my amazing coworkers.


My least favorite part:

Sometimes the regulations we face can be frustrating. They can almost seem like a Catch-22.


More about me:

I worked for Child Protective Services for 25 years in various capacities, which allows me to be very familiar with the system structure. And I’m always looking for resources to help families.


Ask me about:

Let’s talk politics! I love a good debate.


More Team Members

Arianne Riebel, LMSW, LCPAA

Director of Adoption and Foster Care Services

Lynn "Pen" Anderson

Accounting Supervisor