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Kelli Slade

Adoptive Parent Coordinator

Kelli attended North Carolina A&T State University where she majored in Radio & Television Broadcasting with a minor in Business. Her background includes intense work in diversity, equity & inclusion and workforce development. She also has experience as a facilitator for youth and adults focusing on career development, basic life skills, effective communication, and presentation skills. As a Bonus Mom and Adoptive Mom herself, she's super excited about the Adoptive Parent Coordinator role with LifeLong Adoptions, which allows her to build relationships and grow families. You can always catch Kelli listening to music, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Q&A with Kelli

  • What do you do at LifeLong

    I am an Adoptive Parent Coordinator who assists adoptive parents as they go through their adoption journey.

  • When did you join the LifeLong team?

    I was super excited to join the LifeLong family in June of 2024.

  • What motivates you to get up and go to work?

    My personal family as well as helping people through their adoption journey to grow their families are what motivate me to get up in the morning and GO! Seeing people eager and excited is an awesome feeling. I like to help cultivate JOY!

  • What is your favorite inspirational, motivational, or positive-thinking quote?

    "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5

  • What's your personal connection to adoption?

    My husband and I adopted our beautiful son through LifeLong Adoptions.

  • What advice do you have for our waiting families?

    Whatever ideas you have about what your adoption journey will or should look like, let them go. Have no expectations except the expectations you have of YOURSELF. Be happy, but also understand that disappointments may occur. It doesn't have to be the end. This is a journey that can be unpredictable, but also the most joyful. Be completely open to a new adventure that may produce ups and downs and highs and lows. Some disappointments lead to your greatest blessings. Feel what you feel, but continue to love yourself, remember why you're on this journey, feel confident in who you are as an individual and as a family, and know that YOU CAN DO THIS! There are expectant mothers and babies out there who need YOU! YOU GOT THIS!

  • Who inspires you and why?

    My Mommy. She is the STRONGEST woman I've ever known.

  • When are you happiest?

    When I'm with my family and EATING! I'm a foodie!

  • What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

    I lost my Mommy in 2022. It's my worst heartache ever that I deal with everyday. But this has made me a stronger person and also allowed me to know that I am human. I am equipped and I AM STRONG — something my Mommy taught me.

  • What is one thing you cannot resist?

    SWEETS! Please don't give me any or put any near me....puhleeezeeeeeee! LOL

  • What are you proudest of?

    My family and what we've built together.

  • What music is on your most-played list?

    Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Old School Hip-Hop/R&B, Victoria Monet, New Edition

  • What's your favorite TV show to binge-watch?

    Living Single

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