FosterAdopt Connect Staff are the biggest resource we bring to the community of foster and adoptive families. This passionate, committed, skilled group of individuals devotes their time and their talent to making a difference each day in the lives of the children and families we serve.



  • Mary Haldeman is Program Director of the Southeast Missouri branch office in Poplar Bluff. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Community Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She enjoys working with children and families, and spent 10 years teaching in the public schools, 10 years counseling in community mental health and a hospital, and has fostered for the past 17 years. Mary is proud to be a mother to her four beautiful children who she was blessed to adopt. Her kids are Natalie, Jaelyn Grace, Shae, and Zaiden. She also has two grandkids, Gabriel and Elena. Mary enjoys being outside in the fall and spring working in the yard, taking walks, and spending time with family and friends. 

  • Katie McCoy is a Family Advocate/Trainer at the Southeast Missouri branch office in Poplar Bluff.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and has been a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Minnesota since 2005.  She enjoyed volunteering as a youth and young adult and serving in various leadership roles and on several committees as a college undergraduate.  Katie has always had a passion for helping people and working with children and families.  For 10 years, she worked with families from diverse backgrounds in the Minnesota child welfare system and then with adults in the behavioral health unit at a local hospital after moving to Missouri.  Katie can most often be found around music, kayaking, hiking, and playing Scrabble with friends and family in her down time and is excited to further FosterAdopt Connect’s mission and services in southeast Missouri.