Like so many new ideas, this project started with a phone call between two parents. When there was no other answer to the “why can’t we…?” question, Red Thread Advocates was born.
Five adoptive parents – who found each other online, in adoption webinars and Civil Affairs offices around China – make up the advocacy team, in addition to the founder who manages administrative and technical tasks. In a very grassroots manner, they have cultivated personal relationships with agency case workers, researched best practices and embraced the role of advocate.
military spouse, math teacher and lover of Downton Abbey
Mom of four
marketing executive by day, advocate by night
Mom of five
medical appointment juggler extraordinaire
Mom of 5
(Korea 2011; China 2012, 2014)
pediatric advanced practice nurse and small business owner
Mom of 10
(USA 2003 (2), 2006, 2008; Ghana 2009, 2010 (2); China 2012, 2013, 2014)
elementary school teacher and police officer spouse
Mom of 4