We’re Destiny Adoption. Our Priority is You.
It’s our privilege to support and guide birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption. We’re a state licensed nonprofit adoption agency with four decades of adoption experience, and our professional team of experts includes moms, adoptive moms and birth mothers, who provide compassion combined with trusted resources and skills.
Together, we write successful adoption stories.
Founder and Executive Director
Lisa grew up with parents who fostered and adopted children. Adoption is close to her heart as it blessed her with a wonderful brother and sister. Inspired to make her own positive impact on children’s lives, Lisa founded a private, nonprofit adoption agency in 1994, which has placed more than 1,800 children for adoption.
She earned a degree in social work from East Tennessee State University and has more than 20 years of adoption experience. In 2018, Lisa expanded Destiny Adoption Services to support birth mothers and adoptive families in Tennessee, as well as Florida.
Tammi J. Driver
Colleagues describe Tammi as “an attorney with a heart.” Practicing exclusively in the area of adoption law, she is board certified in adoption law by The Florida Bar and is a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Tammi graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Kentucky University in 1988. She received her master’s degree in educational psychology with a concentration in community counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1989. After practicing for many years as a therapist, administrator and consultant, Tammi decided to earn a law degree to better advocate for children and families. In 2005, she earned her law degree with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Executive Director for Tennessee
After eight years of experience in social work and coordinating adoptions in the foster care system, Kristen appreciates the privilege to help children enter the world and match them with a family, who can help them thrive from day one. She also enjoys being able to provide post-adoption support to birth parents to offer hope and healing.
She earned a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in general psychology from Capella University. Kristen holds certifications for conducting home studies, PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) and PMT (Parent Management Training).
Director of Community Relations
Robyn is responsible for marketing initiatives and community relations. As a mother of two, she is dedicated to promoting the message of adoption and finding forever homes for children. Her background in childcare gave her a firsthand look at how special family is. At Destiny Adoption, she’s found a place where she can put her heart into her work.
Director of Operations
Caterina is responsible for the operation of the four Destiny Adoption Services offices located in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Sarasota, FL and Knoxville, TN. Her management ensures everything is in order for the Destiny team to provide optimal support, services and comfort to our birth moms and adoptive families.
Joy has worked in the adoption field since 2002. Her experience has been focused on managing cases and handling the day-to-day needs of birth parents and adoptive parents. As legal assistant, Joy assists with ICPC clearances, termination of parental rights proceedings, subsidies and finalization of adoptions.
Susan Major Bishop
Adoption Specialist Supervisor
Susan provides experienced adoptive family home study and post-placement supervision services. A home study social worker for one the state’s largest agencies for eight years, Susan has over 10 years of experience in the adoption field and a wealth of knowledge of home study and ICPC requirements.
Katrina "Malia" Price
Director of Birth Parent Services
Malia is passionate about helping birth mothers and children. She works directly with birth parents to help with their pregnancy needs, adoption plan and help them prepare for the next chapter of their lives. She coordinates birth parent support and provides birth parent mentoring.
Drema has been a mother to many children throughout her life. She and her husband Don raised four kids, two of whom were adopted as teens.
As they reached the empty-nest phase of life, she and her husband decided to work more directly with children by serving as house parents at Florida Baptist Children’s Home. For 25 years, she provided love, security and social and spiritual development to the kids in her care.