Bilingual Post Adoption Case Manager
As a Bilingual Post Adoption Case Manager, Sharon Crosby helps families find services, including therapies, respite opportunities, and recreational events. She received a Master of Education Psychology in Argentina before relocating to the U.S. and finding her career at Arms Wide.
Why I started with Arms Wide Adoption Services:
As a mom, I have a fierce love for kids and feel strongly about supporting other parents. Parenting is a very important role, because we have an incredible opportunity to mold and nurture our kids, so I feel honored to get to help other parents through my work at Arms Wide. I also love how Arms Wide offers me a work schedule where I can still be a hands-on mom to my own kids, while making a difference in the lives of other parents and kids.
My favorite part about my job:
When parents feel the service I’ve referred them to is working, I find that really gratifying. And when a kid is getting stronger, better, and happier, I know I’m doing something right. I also love visiting the Angel Room, where we house clothes, toys, and other essentials for kids in foster care. I carefully and lovingly choose all the items for the family I’m helping, and I like seeing a parent walk out of Arms Wide with bags bursting.
My least favorite part:
Filing and paperwork—I always wish I was working directly with a family instead of with documents.
More about me:
Although I’m an American citizen, I was raised in Argentina. I attended university there as well. When I moved to the U.S., my citizenship made my move relatively easy, but it was still a big adjustment leaving the town and culture I loved in Argentina and trying to navigate a new environment here in Texas. I think my experience living in South America and then moving to the U.S. allows me to better understand the Hispanic population we serve. I’m also very interested in psychology, particularly parenting as a learning process. We, parents, are always learning more about how to care for our kids, and I find it fascinating how we grow and develop alongside our children. I’m also very curious in nature, so I love travel and learning about other cultures. Being curious leads me to learn about other people and their perspectives, so it’s a helpful quality to have in my line of work.
Ask me about:
Traveling, parenting, and reading!