Staff Information

History and Purpose
Maternity Services
Adoption Services
Staff Information
Voluntary Registry
Current Legislation
The Smithlawn Administrative staff provides years of experience in both the maternity and adoption fields. Our experience is what sets us apart from many agencies. You are encouraged to contact us at any time with your questions or comments.

Frances Phillips, Director of Maternity Services
Frances has served Smithlawn in one capacity or another since Smithlawn' s inception, in 1960. She has been our Director of Maternity Services since 1978. Her experience insures that you will be properly assisted while you make your decisions concerning your future and the future of your baby. Frances has a Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW).

Tony Parnell, Director of Adoption Services
Tony has been with Smithlawn since 1994. He has extensive experience in the adoption field as well as the social work field in general. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Field Education in the Department of Social Work at Lubbock Christian University. Tony's credentials include his ACSW as well as his LMSW-ACP.

Jo Ann Phillips, Assistant Director of Adoption Services
Jo Ann takes care of the day-in-day-out paperwork and complex requirements that surround the adoption process. She has been with Smithlawn since 1994. Jo Ann has her BS from Lubbock Christian University and her M.Ed from Texas Tech.

Joe Phillips, Administrator
Joe has been one of the driving forces behind Smithlawn. He was instrumental in its original formation as well as serving in various capacities in its early years. Since 1980 he has served as the administrator of Smithlawn, overseeing its daily operations.


"Protecting the Adoptive Triangle"

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