What We Do

Thursday17 April 2014

About Us


We can work with clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and parts of New York as highlighted below.


We will meet with you at a place that is convenient for you, whether in your home, in the community, or in our office.

Our Staff

The social workers at Wide Horizons For Children all possess a Master's Degree in social work or clinical psychology. Staff will work with you in a supportive and non-judgmental manner and provide non-directive counseling, meaning that it is neither encouraging or discouraging in any particular choice. Our social workers are well equipped with up-to-date knowledge of the supportive services that are available to a woman and her partner for all options. In some of the states in which we work, we also have the option of matching expectant fathers with a male social worker.

paula Paula Wisnewski, LICSW is the Manager of Expectant Parent services at WHFC. Paula has a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College and has been a social worker for twenty years. Paula is also a certified birth doula. Paula's role is to oversee all aspects of expectant parent services in the seven states in which WHFC is licensed. She can be reached directly at 781-419-0387 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
ccallahan Cathleen McNamara Callahan, MSW, LMSW received her Master’s of Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York and has been practicing with WHFC for several years. Cathleen views her role as an expectant parent counselor as a support to both the expectant mom and dad, helping them weigh their options and helping them prepare for whatever option they ultimately choose. Cathleen is extremely proud to be part of the WHFC Expectant Parent Team!
AlisonColemanHardy Alison Coleman-Hardy, LICSW is an Expectant Parent social worker at WHFC. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from Salem State College and has been a social worker for over ten years. Alison has also been an adjunct instructor at two graduate schools of social work, teaching Field Education Seminars. Her experience has been primarily with low-income mothers and families in the Boston area.
MarieDolfi Marie Dolfi, LCSW holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany. She has a private practice in Albany, NY that specializes in working with adoption constellation members and options counseling for expectant parents. Marie is happy to be on the WHFC team where expectant parents are supported as they review their options for untimely pregnancies. Over the years Marie has participated extensively in training on adoption issues and enjoys sharing her knowledge in workshops at support groups, conferences and graduate school programs.
Nancy Harper Nancy Harper, LICSW received her Master's Degree of Social Work from Boston University. Nancy, an adopted adult, is passionate about expectant parents and adopted persons' rights and has worked in various capabilities in the adoption field throughout her career. Nancy's previous roles include Executive Director of the Adoption Community of New England, Inc., co-founder of Adoption Healing - a triad support group, and Director of Adoption By Choice. She also works as a psychotherapist in private practice.
Matt McCall Matthew McCall, MSW is a social worker who provides support to fathers during the counseling process at WHFC. He graduated from Simmons College School of Social Work with graduate certificates in Urban Leadership and Trauma Treatment. Matthew works full time as a clinical and programmatic consultant for a large child welfare agency. He is also an adjunct professor at Mount Ida College in the Human Services Department.
AllysonPowell Allyson Powell, LCSW earned her MSW at the University of Connecticut School Of Social Work, completing all requirements for the substantive area of Family and Children’s Services. Her professional practice has included work for Wide Horizons For Children as an adoption social worker, counseling adoptive families and expectant parents considering an adoption plan. In 2003, Allyson was selected by the National Council for Adoption to participate in its Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program.  In her role as a Master Trainer, she provided trainings to health clinic workers on the option of adoption when counseling women around unplanned pregnancy. An adoptive parent of two, Allyson brings a personal commitment to her work and in particular, to the area of expectant parent counseling.
Lynn Vreeland Lynn Vreeland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Lynn has 16 years of experience working in all areas of adoption including; expectant parent counseling, completing domestic and international home studies, adoption assessments and pre and post placement family support. Lynn feels honored be involved in such great work which has touched the lives of countless people.