Robert C. Lamarche, LCSW, JD | Executive Director
Rob has been in the adoption field since 1996. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in child welfare and has experience in both intercountry and domestic adoption. Rob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wheaton College, MA (1994). He has a Master’s Degree in Social work from Salem State College (1999) and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2012 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School in 2011.
Rob is the Executive Director/Attorney for ACF Adoptions, a private non–profit adoption agency that has been providing services since 1992. Rob is a former foster parent and the proud adoptive parent of two sons and a daughter. He resides in South Florida with his husband, children, 3 dogs and 9 chickens. Rob is an active volunteer in his community and an advocate for ethical adoption reform. He is a member of the Florida Adoption Council, the National Council for Adoption and a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Attorneys where he serves on the Agency and Ethics Committees.
Recently, Florida Childrens First honored Robert as its 2023 Outstanding Foster & Adoptive Parent.
He is responsible for all phases of legal work on behalf of agency including pleadings, hearings and taking consents. He oversees the agency’s financial management, budget, audit, supervises the agency’s administrative staff, annual state licensure as well as cooperation with Board of Directors. He ensures that the agency services reflect mission.