Aki Speed, Data Specialist

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I have been involved with adoption, specifically international adoption, since my wife and I returned home with our daughter from Japan in 1999. I volunteered as an Initial Orientation Presenter and a Pre-Adopt Class Instructor for Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS), eventually joining their staff in 2009.

I am very excited about being part of Adopt International’s staff.  Adopt has been able to create a team of fantastic and dedicated professionals who all work towards finding and supporting loving, able parents for orphaned, abandoned or relinquished children; while keeping the child’s welfare as their primary concern. I look forward to continuing my work in international adoption and expanding my experience in domestic adoption as well.

Knowing how much of an impact having my daughter in my life has had on me, it is truly is an honor and a privilege to somehow be able to help bring a family together and help a child find a loving family.