We prepare adoptive families across the country for domestic infant adoption and embryo donations/adoption.

We create better adoption experiences through prepared prospective adoptive parents

What to Expect

  • We prepare prospective adoptive parents for the domestic infant adoption process and for life after adoption

  • We network with numerous attorneys and agencies so that your adoption journey can be faster

  • We help families select adoption professionals that work with their preferences, family makeup and budget

  • We assess risk on every level, helping you be more prepared for the risks inherent in adoption

  • We support and prepare adoptive parents exclusively, creating better experiences for the entire adoption triad

  • We also prepare and support families through the embryo donation/adoption process

Learn More About Our Services

Note From Our Founder & CEO

I started this company because of our own difficult adoption journey and the desire to help others learn from my experience. We always had a desire to adopt, and after multiple failed fertility treatments, we decided to begin our adoption journey. We were soon matched with an expectant mother due in a few months. For multiple reasons however, the adoption disrupted. We were heartbroken.

It was an agonizing and dark time for us, but we learned through this experience how the adoption process could be better and how we could be better adoptive parents through preparation. With my legal background as an attorney, I found a way to help prepare other couples to avoid many of the pitfalls and roadblocks in adoption.

Today, I have two beautiful daughters: one from a thoughtful young birth mother and one that came to us as a surprise pregnancy. I have become embedded in the adoption community since adopting our daughter and served on the board and as President of the Arizona Chapter of Gift of Adoption for nearly 6 years. We hope our journey inspires other families to grow through positive adoption experiences.

-Katie

Note From Our Founder & CEO

Katie, founder, and her family

I started this company because of our own difficult adoption journey and the desire to help others learn from my experience. We always had a desire to adopt, and after multiple failed fertility treatments, we decided to begin our adoption journey. We were soon matched with an expectant mother due in a few months. For multiple reasons however, the adoption disrupted. We were heartbroken.

It was an agonizing and dark time for us, but we learned through this experience how the adoption process could be better and how we could be better adoptive parents through preparation. With my legal background as an attorney, I found a way to help prepare other couples to avoid many of the pitfalls and roadblocks in adoption.

Today, I have two beautiful daughters: one from a thoughtful young birth mother and one that came to us as a surprise pregnancy. I have become embedded in the adoption community since adopting our daughter and served on the board and as President of the Arizona Chapter of Gift of Adoption for nearly 6 years. We hope our journey inspires other families to grow through positive adoption experiences.

-Katie

KATIE ZIMMERMAN
CEO/ADOPTION ADVISOR

Katie is our Founder, CEO and lead Adoption Advisor. Katie is as an attorney licensed in both Arizona and California, and practiced law for over a decade before forming Purl. She is a mom to two girls (one through domestic infant adoption and the other through an unlikely pregnancy after infertility) and is married to her best friend, Ray. They live in Scottsdale, AZ.

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KELCIE GRACE GERMANO
ADOPTION ADVISOR

Kelcie Grace is an Adoption Advisor. Her background is as a public health nurse working with children with special healthcare needs. She holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kelcie Grace is a mom through adoption, after she and husband Max adopted their daughter with the assistance of Purl in 2021. They live in Portland, OR.

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AUBREY CORTEZ
ADOPTION ADVISOR

Aubrey is an Adoption Advisor and adoptive mother of 3. Previously working in the esthetics industry, she and her husband, Eddie, adopted her daughter as a domestic newborn in 2018 and her twins 3 years later with the assistance of Purl. Aubrey and her family live in Bellevue, WA.

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ALISON ALVIDREZ
DIRECTOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ali has overseen all profile and adoption outreach design since Purl’s inception in 2017. She has a background in journalism and sales. Ali designed our CEO’s family profile for her adoption. Ali and her husband, Jerry, have two sons and reside in Surprise, AZ. Ali also has three lovely step-daughters.

EMILY ZERBE
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Emily supports all of our Adoption Advisors and the company’s operations as a whole. She also assists with Purl’s social media. Emily is an adoptee herself through domestic infant adoption and regularly contributes from that perspective to Purl’s Learn page and social media. She resides in Surprise, AZ.

SARA LAMBRIGHT
BUSINESS MANAGER

Sara oversees business operations for Purl. Sara is an Accountant and works part-time so she can spend time with her son, who she adopted a few years ago with Purl’s help. Her husband, Zach, and she still hold the record for Purl’s fastest adoption (within a few days going active), and they reside in Tucson, AZ.