Stacy Rodriguez

Profile Coordinator

Stacy loves being a part of this incredible team! After graduating with a BA in Sociology, she knew she wanted to make people’s lives better one way or another. What better way than to be a part of someone’s adoption journey. Stacy understands the importance of family and relationships, especially coming from a big family. Outside of work, she loves being a plant mom, practicing yoga, traveling, and teaching her daughter about the world. Stacy aspires to be a positive face for the company while creating a safe space for adoptive families and women in need.

Q&A with Stacy

  • What do you do at LifeLong?

    I build relationships with families to help them create a profile that highlights who they are as a couple, family, or individually.

  • When did you join the LifeLong team?

    I joined the team in October of 2018.

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

    My daughter, and helping families grow.

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

    I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

  • What's your personal connection to adoption?

    I am one of five kids, so I understand the importance of family and connection.

  • What advice do you have for our waiting families?

    Please, put yourself in your expectant mother's shoes. Imagine being seven months pregnant, hungry, homeless, and with the responsibility of two other kids — OVERWHELMING. Some of these women feel hopeless and all it takes is a stumble across your profile to feel some hope for once. These expectant mothers are selfless, brave, and incredibly strong women that need to be reassured that we will support any decision they decide to make. Because in the end, that is what we are here for — to support her.

  • When are you happiest?

    My happiness is expressed through movement and being creative.

  • What is your favorite family tradition?

    Growing up, my family and I would all go camping every summer.

  • What are you passionate about?

    I am passionate about uplifting others, inner peace, and the importance of mental health.

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

    The last experience that made me a stronger person was giving birth to my daughter, Sunniva.

  • Who inspires you and why?

    After reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, it’s difficult not to be inspired by her story, strength, and leadership. Also, the most important people in my life- my family.

  • What’s the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?

    Navigating through motherhood for the first time.

  • What was something that happened to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?

    The Covid-19 pandemic. My heart is with all those that lost loved ones. However, the lockdown allowed me to slow down, focus on my needs to move towards healing, and re-evaluate what is truly important in my life.

  • What do you like to do on your days off?

    Practice self-care, spend time outside exploring Chicago, and create macramé projects.

  • Where is your favorite place to be?

    Somewhere exploring Mexico.

  • What is one thing you cannot resist?

    PIZZA. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

  • What are you proudest of?

    I am proudest of being the first first-generation college graduate in my family.

  • What books are at your bedside?

    Home Body, Becoming, Think Like A Monk, and plant books.

  • What music is on your most-played list?

    R&B, Hip-Hop, and Reggaeton on shuffle

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

    Euphoria, The Bachelor, and Snowfall

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