2730 French Road NW, Olympia, WA 98502     360-440-4261     admin@ibsenadoptionnetwork.com                                                                                   


                                                                              Sustaining and empowering
                                                                                 Foster & Adoptive families through 
                                                                               community, education 
                                                                              and support

What is Ibsen Adoption Network?

The Ibsen Adoption Network is a non-profit, Christian organization located in the heart of Olympia, Washington. We promote foster care and adoption by helping to establish whole, healthy homes through support and education.  It is our passion that every family who courageously steps into the gap for one or more of the 153 million children in need of a family, would know that we stand with them!

Children from unstable backgrounds deserve to know the hope of a permanent, healing home. But their elevated level of needs can be challenging for families to cope with.

Ibsen offers monthly support groups, women retreats, quarterly events, parenting classes, as well as newsletters and an educational lending library-

all designed to strengthen and encourage families for this critical responsibility!

Please join us in helping families change the trajectory of a childs life!

Strong families, bright futures!

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Meet Our Executive Director!

My name is Cathy Carlson.

I have been involved with Ibsen off and on in a variety of roles since it began in 1998, and have been with them in a more formal position since 2014.  My husband, David and I live in Poulsbo, Washington where we raised our 11 children- 2 biological and 9 adopted.  We are now blessed with an additional 2 by marriage and 5 beautiful grandchildren!  Now that our children are all grown, we love to mountain bike and take long road trips together. 

Raising children from hard places was an incredible journey that was both extremely rewarding and gut-wrenchingly difficult.  There were many times that walked alone in it.  Our experience instilled in me an overflowing passion to ensure that every family knows the blessing that a community of support can provide.  I thank God every day for his faithfulness to our family, the privilege of adoption and the incredible honor of being a part of the work Ibsen does!

When you contact Ibsen, I will happily connect with you personally.  I look forward to hearing from you and learning your story~

Gods Richest Blessings to You!