New Life Adoptions of Wenatchee opened their doors on July 7, 2007 (as Antioch Adoptions Wenatchee). New Life Adoptions has the mission of recruiting adoptive homes for the placement of infants and children, particularly "orphans" currently in foster care, despite age, ethnicity or special needs.
Since opening their doors New Life Adoptions of Wenatchee has facilitated the adoption of 34 children. Among these are 2 infants who are not part of our tragic abortion statistics and 24 children who have changed their names from, "foster kid," to, "son," and "daughter." As of the date of this writing (July 2012) there are 8 more children, all from the state foster care system in New Life homes, most of whom we are praying will become permanent, adopted members of their families during the next few months. And, also at the time of this writing, there are more than 9 New Life families in various stages of either seeking a child placement or preparing to do so.
Mike Magnotti, the director of New Life Adoptions of Wenatchee, has lived in Washington State since January of 1973. Mike earned a BA degree Biblical literature 1977. For 20 years he served as a police officer for the city of Wenatchee, retiring at the rank of sergeant in December 2006. During his police career Mike specialized in the areas of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence.
In December 1996, Mike earned an MA degree in Leadership Studies. He returned to graduate school in 1999 and in September 2004 he earned a second master's degree in Counseling Psychology. He worked part time for the Wenatchee office of Catholic Family and Child Services as a mental health therapist from February 2004 until retiring from the Wenatchee Police. During this time he was certified as a mental-health professional and a child mental health specialist. Mike became a licensed mental health counselor with the state of Washington in November 2007.
Mike and his wife Rosie have been married for almost 35 years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. Mike is an accomplished speaker and would love to come to your church, group or service club to tell you more about New Life Adoptions and his desire to help Washington State foster children change their name from, "foster kid," to, "Son," and, "Daughter."
You can reach Mike by calling the Wenatchee office of New Life Adoptions of Wenatchee by calling (509) 888-2768, e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping by his office at 1127 Grant Rd., East Wenatchee, WA.