Mercedes Lovett

Mercedes Lovett is a native of the south side of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Kentucky State University in 2011. She went on to pursue a Masters in Social Work, which she received in 2016 from Governor’s State University. Since graduating, she has worked as both a Foster Care Case Manager and an Intact Family Recovery Case Manager. This experience has allowed Mercedes the ability to assist in strengthening and preserving families. She brings her experience in, and her passion for, child welfare to her new role as an Adoption Recruiter at the Center. Since January 2019, Mercedes has joined the team under the Adoption Listing Service of Illinois, a program of the Center’s that is dedicated to finding forever homes for children in foster care.


Mercedes loves working with children and families. She loves spending time with her dog and her family, and she enjoys going to the cinema