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Lori Quinlan

Executive Director

Lori is responsible for accepting adoptive parents into our program at LifeLong Adoptions, and she facilitates our informational and adoptive parent meetings. She does a wonderful job at educating, guiding, and supporting adoptive families as they navigate the adoption process. Lori enjoys doing adoption advocacy talks and continues to spread a positive message about adoption. Adoption has always been a part of Lori’s life — three of her cousins were adopted and several of her friends have gone through the adoption process — so she’s very enthusiastic about helping families adopt.

As a mother of three children, Lori understands the desire of adoptive families to have children, and she is always thrilled to hear when one of her adoptive families welcomes a new a baby into their home. Her passion for adoption has continued to grow through the years, and she finds the adoption field very rewarding.

Q&A with Lori

  • What do you do at LifeLong?

    I am the Director of Admissions and responsible for accepting families into our program. I conduct meetings to help educate prospective adoptive parents.

  • When did you join the LifeLong team?

    I joined the team in March of 2012.

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

    Knowing that I will see miracles happening every day.

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

    "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — Winnie the Pooh

  • What's your personal connection to adoption?

    I have three cousins that were adopted and I have many friends who adopted their children.

  • What advice do you have for our waiting families?

    There is so much you cannot control with adoption. Keep the faith, stay positive, be patient, and trust the process.

  • When are you happiest?

    On vacation with my husband and kids.

  • What is your favorite family tradition?

    My favorite family tradition is Thanksgiving night. My family sits down after everyone leaves and we watch Christmas Vacation together to kick off the holidays.

  • Where is your favorite place to be?

    Hilton Head Island.

  • What are you proudest of?

    I am most proud of raising my kids to be kind and generous people.

  • What music is on your most-played list?

    Any country! Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga!

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

    The Office & Seinfeld

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