Meet the Staff

Julia Mendez

Director of Adoptions

Julia Mendez, a Bloomington, Illinois native, earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Texas State University in San Marcos.  She served as an AmeriCorps member, working with young mothers living within the Texas foster care system, and worked with a school-based social service agency partnering with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin.  Julia is thrilled to back in Central Illinois, along with her husband, Marcos, and three children.  She is honored to be working with all members of the adoption triad; offering support and tools to birth and adoptive families as they move through the adoption process.