About AGA & Staff

Amazing Grace Adoptions and Orphan Care first opened its doors in 1999. We are licensed by the state of North Carolina as a child-placing agency, able to provide quality adoption and foster care services. We are a not-for-profit, pro-life organization that seeks funding from churches, foundations, individuals, and corporations in order to keep our fees to adoptive families as low as possible.

Amazing Grace Adoptions and Orphan Care’s mission is to serve birthparents, orphaned and vulnerable children, and adoptive families both domestically and internationally through the Biblical model of family.

Amazing Grace Adoptions and Orphan Care operates under the legal name of Amazing Grace Adoptions which is a non-profit organization registered as a 501(c) 3.

Our Staff

Our staff consists of 3 full time workers, as well as contract workers across the state of North Carolina:

Donnas Kinton, BS – Executive DirectorDonnasHorizontal

Donnas has been a social worker since 1976, and has practiced in the field of adoption since 1996. She graduated from Campbell University with a degree in Social Services and has worked in the maternal and child health field in both the public and private sectors. She is married with 3 daughters and has 3 precious grandchildren.

Email: donnas@agadoptions.org



Hayley Walston, MSW – Adoption CounselorHayley Walston

Hayley is a social worker who received her BSW from Meredith College and MSW from University of North Carolina. She has been working in the foster and adoption field with birth parents, foster and adoptive families since 2009. She has been married since 2009.

Email: hayley@agadoptions.org

Sarah Beth Ennis – Birthparent Counselor

Sarah Beth is a social worker who received her BSW from Meredith College. She interned with Amazing Grace while completing her social work degree and has volunteered with Amazing Grace in the past. She is grateful for the opportunity to share the love of Christ by serving women considering making an adoption plan. She has been married since 2016.

Email: support@agadoptions.org

Jennifer Holladay, BSW – Adoption Social Worker

Jennifer is a social worker who has BSW and is working towards her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University.  She has been working in the foster and adoption field since 1995 and has been completing home studies for adoptive families for the past 14 years.  She has been happily married for 16 years and together they have 3 children.  Jennifer has been our home study social workers for the past ten years working with families in the surrounding Charlotte area.


Sheila Teague, MSW – Adoption Social Worker

Sheila graduated with a BSW from North Carolina State University and an MSW from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in a variety of medical settings in the area of maternal and child health. The last ten years of her career have been serving birth parents and adoptive families in the field of adoption. She is married and has three precious children.


Amanda Tovey, BSW – Adoption Social Worker

Amanda Tovey is a social worker, who obtained her BSW in 2000 from Cedarville University.  She has worked in the fields of foster care and adoption and has worked as an adoption social worker with Amazing Grace since 2008.  She and her husband have five children, one whom was adopted from Russia.