Sonja McLean graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with her Bachelors in Social Work in 2008 and received her Masters in Social Work in 2012 from the University of New England. She has worked with the Adults Adopting Special Kids Program since 2008 as an adoption worker, a recruiter, and a supervisor for the program.
Sonja has extensive knowledge of the unique issues that surround adoption. In addition to being a PRIDE trainer, Sonja provides education to foster and adoptive families, community members, and to other professionals in the area of special needs adoption. She is currently a member of the North Dakota Family Based Services Conference Committee.
Since the beginning of her career with the AASK Program, she has had a particular interest in older youth adoption and post adopt support. She strongly believes that any family can be successful with the right supports in place and is excited to be able to assist families as they begin their adoption journey after finalization.