Chrys Bitting, LMSW, Director of Adoption Associates of Iowa and Certified Adoption Investigator, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Drake University. Says Chrys: “My husband and I are the adoptive parents of four adult children. This has provided for a true first-hand experience of the adoption process including adoptive parent-and-child delights and difficulties. In all facets of my career, I have worked with children and families surrounding the issues of adoption. I have a true passion for the adoption process, from the home study, to assisting in matching a child to his or her forever family…forever.” “I bring a total of 30 years of experience in the Human Services field with a wide range of knowledge specifically with children and families. I have been the Program Director for an agency serving individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities and assisting them to be able to function in a community setting. I was the Treatment Director for 9 years for a non-profit agency serving adolescents in a residential and independent living environment. I have worked with the Department of Human Services for 15 years in various capacities including Child and Dependent Adult Abuse investigations, Foster Care and Adoptions.” I have been with Adoption Associates of Iowa for 6 years.