Archive for May 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CAC: Why We're So Thankful We Used a Consultant

When Josh and I got ready to adopt back in 2012, the Lord led us to Christian Adoption Consultants to guide us along the way. As we look back on our journey, we cannot imagine having walked through adoption without our adoption consultant!

Here are some of the many reasons that we thank God for the role that Christian Adoption Consultants played in our adoption story:

1) Decreased the Risks
Domestic adoption has some risks.  While all adoptions have risks, CAC helps their clients sort through the level of risk involved with each situation and gives invaluable information to help adoptive parents make informed decisions in their adoption journey.  CAC works primarily with "safe states" that are adoption friendly (where consents are generally signed in 24-72 hrs.).  

2) Exposure to multiple agencies and attorneys 
Working with multiple agencies helps you have more exposure to more potential adoption situations. Instead of being one family in a line with many at only one agency, working with CAC makes it possible for you to learn about more adoption situations and so have the opportunity to show your profile more frequently. (Many of these agencies waive their application fees for CAC families so you aren't paying unnecessary fees to an agency you might not necessarily be matched through!) Out of the hundreds of agencies and attorneys out there, it's difficult to know which are working ethically and are in need of more adoptive families. CAC has done that legwork for you! 

3) Significant decrease in wait time
Working with only one agency means that you are most likely one of many clients waiting in a long line to adopt.  In a traditional approach of only working with one agency to adopt a newborn domestically, many adoptive couples wait 2 years or more before they are matched with an expectant mom.  Because CAC helps you find multiple good agencies and attorneys who are often in need of adoptive families, the wait time when you're working with CAC can be significantly decreased.  As in, most CAC families are matched within 3-12 months after applying with multiple agencies. We applied to agencies at the beginning of June 2012 and brought our son home in August.

4)  Help from someone who is genuinely knowledgable AND really understands.
CAC's consultants have either worked extensively with expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies or and/or adopted before themselves. They know what it's like to adopt because they've been through the process personally (sometimes multiple times).  They are an incredible wealth of knowledge and information (which is great)!  They've helped over 900 couples adopt.  But their knowledge is coupled with a heart that has experienced the joys and challenges of adoption.  Because of that heart, they are extremely quick to respond to questions from clients (no waiting weeks to hear from them!).  Because of that heart, they pray regularly for their clients.  Because of that heart, they are a constant encouragement and help to adoptive families.  

5)  Benefits that far exceed the cost
Yes, hiring an adoption consultant isn't free. But in our opinion, the benefits to working with CAC far exceeded the cost.  In the grand scheme of adoption expenses, it really isn't a lot to hire someone who will make a priceless difference in your adoption journey.  We received extremely helpful and well-informed answers to countless questions.  We were connected with wonderful attorneys and agencies.  We were encouraged, supported, and prayed for every single step of the way. We were directed to awesome adoption grants and loans. We were blessed with having someone who was really on our side (much like a midwife who coaches you all through your pregnancy, labor, and delivery). And we joined an incredible community of fellow adoptive families who became fast friends and continue to be a source of information and support.

To be really honest, we feel that we got way more than we paid for with CAC. We had such an incredible experience with our consultant, Tracie. I am so thankful for the opportunity I now have to help families in the same way that we were helped. 

Spring into summer with CAC's May 13-15th discount! Any new families who sign up then will receive $100 off of our full service consulting packages. (This discount does not apply to our self serve consulting package, returning families, or special needs consulting packages).
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Why CAC Could Be A Great Fit

Last month, Christian Adoption Consultants had 33 families grow through adoptions. 20 of our families were matched with a brave and courageous expectant mother and 13 babies were born into their adoptive families. That's over a baby a day!

Over the last nine years, hundreds of families have chosen Christian Adoption Consultants to help them on their journey to adopt. Our passionate and Christ-centered approach offers support and guidance to adoptive couples.

Here's what Linnea said about why they loved CAC:

"if you feel like you could use a guide, a support-network, an advocate, a counselor, an encourager, and a prayer warrior on your team as you take your adoption journey, then I recommend Christian Adoption Consultants. The personal attention that Katie gives us has meant so much to us. She’s been through this. She knows how we feel. She’s feeling it with us again. She’s praying for us. She’s helping us. She’s rooting for us."

Christian Adoption Consultants wants to help your family adopt by offering a $100 discount. Any new families who sign up between May 13-15th will receive $100 off of our full service consulting packages. (This discount does not apply to our self serve consulting package, returning families, or special needs consulting packages).

Want more info on Christian Adoption Consultants?  
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What does it mean to hire an adoption consultant?  Click here.
Want to get started or get an info packet?  Click here.

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Please contact me at today for more information! I would love to help you as you consider if CAC is a good fit for your adoption journey.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adoption Story: John and Linnea

I met this lovely couple over eight years ago and they live close by me so they have an extra special place in my heart! It's been such an honor for me to serve their family on their adoption journey. Their story is one of faith and of beautiful surrender.

At the beginning of October 2013 John and Linnea got started with Tracie at Christian Adoption Consultants. They were so eager and ready to bring home a baby sister for their little ones. They hoped it would be a swift process, but God had other plans in mind.

Their home study wasn't ready to go until April 2014. Then there were many difficult "no's" and more waiting that simply did not make sense. Yet, they continued to fight for faith, praying for grace to lay down their own time-line and fighting to surrender to God's good plans.

Then, after about seven months of presenting and waiting for God's "yes," their time finally came. Linnea shares more:

"When Gideon was going to fight the Midianites, God told him to reduce his army to just 300 men, so that he could know that it was God who won the victory, not the armies. When we presented our profile to our birth mother, I felt like God was telling me to reduce my armies, to send away the things I would like to control -  like what kind of genetics my child would have, what prenatal vitamins she would benefit from, what substances she would be protected from, what kind of nourishment she would enjoy. He was telling us to step out in faith and let Him fight the battle for our baby. We presented to a birth mother with significant challenges. We had a long match (4 months) to wait. Our armies were sent home, and God secured the victory. God answered our prayers with a beautiful healthy baby girl! We praise the Lord for His faithfulness in every detail of our adoption journey thus far, and we count on Him to lead and guide us in the coming years."

God showed Himself victorious in their surrender, weaving a thousand details perfectly together to bring them their much loved daughter.

John and Linnea, my heart has been so encouraged by watching your faith and desire to live for His plan and not your own. You truly have walked out 2 Corinthians 5:15, "and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised." I'm excited to watch God's good plans continue to unfold in the story of your precious little girl!

**Pictures taken by the incredibly talented and fun Misha Seger. **

Contact me at for an info packet today! I would be honored to help you during your adoption journey.

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