Meet your Staff
Morgan Nerat, LBSW, MSW
Morgan is the supervisor of the North Dakota Post Adopt Network. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2010 and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 2018. She began her career working at a county social service agency as a family service specialist and foster care case manager. In May 2013, Morgan began as an adoption worker for the Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK) Program in Fargo and transitioned to her current position in March of 2018. Morgan and her husband and son reside in Fargo. She enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and being at her parent's farm. Morgan has a strong passion for adoption and is honored to work with adoptive families.
Sherie Madewell-Buesgens, LBSW
Sherie Madewell-Buesgens is a graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead with her Bachelors in Social Work. She has worked in a school setting as a drug, alcohol and violence prevention specialist, in a classroom setting in a youth emergency shelter, and as a case manager for the children’s mental health waiver. Sherie also has personal experience as a foster-adoptive parent and has adopted 3 children of her own. Sherie is passionate about adoption and believes every child deserves a family and a place to call home. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with families as they begin their adoption journey after the adoption finalization.
Brittney Engelhard, LBSW
Brittney graduated from Minot State University with her Bachelors in Social Work. She has been working with at-risk youth and their families in the Bismarck community for the last four years. Brittney is constantly seeking to expand her knowledge of trauma informed care, disproportionate minorities, and social welfare policy. She has a passion for working with youth and believes every person is an attribute and has the strength and ability to overcome anything. She has two children who are both strong willed and bold (like their mom). Family time is really important to Brittney and they love to do arts and crafts, go to the lake, have picnics, and hold impromptu dance parties. Brittney is excited to support your family any way she can.
Darcy Solem, LBSW
Darcy graduated form Saint Cloud State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, centering primarily on learning disabilities. After graduation, Darcy spent 2 1/2 years in South Korea teaching English to elementary students. Upon her return to the U.S., Darcy worked as an advocate for adults with disabilities in the workplace and spent years working as a secretary in a major local hospital - helping her gain a different perspective on the needs of vulnerable people in this area. Each of these work experiences had an impact on Darcy but it was the people she met along the way that ultimately fueled her passion to return to school for a second degree: a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She is passionate about bringing a voice to people that all too often go unheard and feels strongly about bringing families together in a healthy way for everyone. Darcy is an avid coffee drinker who enjoys reading, playing cribbage, and spending time with her husband, and the outdoors, particularly snowshoeing.
Holly is the Office Coordinator for the ND Post Adopt Network. She went back to school after her 3 children were in grade school and started working as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant in a busy clinic for 3 general surgeons. After this, she spent 15 years at the Fargo VA Medical Center in surgical administration and then 3 years with the UND Surgical Residency Program. Interior decorating, gardening and taking care of her flowers are some of her favorite things to do. Her biggest hobby is working on crafts & gift baskets. The fall & harvest season is her ultimate favorite, and she and her family go all out decorating their yard!
Her family are big Bison fans, so football is a major topic at all family gatherings. Her children all live in the Fargo area and they get together often. Her newest addition to the family is a sweet, little, tri-color cocker spaniel puppy named Lily, who keeps her very busy!