Alison England, LMSW

Adoptive Mom | Author | Adoption Home Study Professional | College Instructor | Beach Goer | Jesus-Lover

Alison England, LMSW, is an adoptive mom and award-winning author in Christian adoption. Alison and her husband, Joel, have been together since college and have three children. She cofounded Momentum Adoptions, a licensed adoption agency and is a professor at Arizona State University. Alison’s passion to encourage adoptive parents extends through the Tandem Adoption ministry, including her Christian adoption blog and speaking engagements.

Alison brings more than 15 years of professional experience in social work to the pages of Tandem. She now volunteers as the President of the west coast chapter of the non-profit organization, Families for Private Adoption (

Having lived in several states while Joel served in the military, Alison has a heart for the issues that face those families serving our country. During their 20-plus years of marriage, she and her husband, Joel, have remained steadfast in their Christian faith, leading youth group and serving in their church ministries.