Our Team

Samantha Martinez

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter and Adoption Coordinator

As a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, Samantha works directly with children who are legally free for adoption, building trust-based relationships and searching for each child’s forever family by utilizing child-based recruitment. She received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.S. in Family Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.


Why I started with Arms Wide Adoption Services:

I admire the mission of transforming the lives of children for the better. In my position I get the opportunity to make the child my priority in finding their forever family.


My favorite part about my job:

I enjoy getting to know the children, learning about their hobbies, their dreams and goals, simply taking the time to learn who they are as an individual.


My least favorite part:

It’s sad to see the children lose hope in one day having a forever family.



More about me:

I like to take weekend trips at least once a month to explore cities I’ve never visited before and make new memories. If I’m not traveling, I am spending time with the family either at a baseball field or a basketball court. When I get the chance, I like escaping to the beach, spending some time in the sand and under the sun.


Ask me about:

Ask me about road trips, baseball, and what show I’ve decided to re-binge watch this week; Grey’s anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, or HTGAWM.

More Team Members

Roderick Martin, LMSW

Adoption Coordinator

Emily Person

Development and Marketing Coordinator