Staci Thomas is the Director of Family Programs for Chosen and has a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. She has been on Chosen’s staff for five years, and she has a passion for helping parents create homes in which their foster and adopted children can heal and thrive. Staci is a certified Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner, as well as a Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer. She has also completed Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting (DDP) Level One Training, which allows her to use these principles with Chosen’s parents. She has personally mentored hundreds of foster and adoptive families for the past 18 years. A voracious reader of foster and adoptive parenting books, Staci is committed to matching caregivers with the right resources to meet the needs of their children. She is also dedicated to building the most effective model of care and developing the program staff to care for individualized needs.
Staci has been married to her husband, John, for 24 years. Together they have the phenomenal privilege of parenting four daughters they adopted from four different countries.