Erin Nasmyth, LCSW
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Erin co-founded Adoption Support Alliance with Charlie Marquardt in 2014 to fill a void in the services and support available to adoptive families.
Erin’s first experience with adoption came during high school, when her family was living overseas and she decided to volunteer at orphanages in China and Vietnam. She was 15 years old, surrounded by lots of children who needed a home, and she knew she’d found her calling. When she came back to the states, she dedicated her career to helping children and parents build strong, thriving families.
Erin has an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Human and Organizational development from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s in Social Work and certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University. She’s also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has held a variety of positions related to adoption, including in the foster care system in Tennessee, a nonprofit foster care agency in Georgia and as a clinician at the Alexander Youth Network in Charlotte, N.C. and private adoption agencies writing home studies and conducting postplacement supervision for families pursuing adoption.
“Adoption is a lifelong commitment that starts when you find your adoptive child. But it doesn’t end there. In fact, that’s when the hard work of building your family begins. When I looked around at the adoption landscape, I realized there were so few resources to help families through that transition. Adoption Support Alliance was created to fill that void,” Erin says. “And it is our mission to help adoptive families through the unique challenges of building their forever families.”
Erin is married to her husband, Ibrahim, and has two biological daughters, Olivia and Audrey. You can read more about Erin and her story on our blog.