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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008 Situations

Here is the updated list as of today:


1.) *NEW* Native American Girl, 9/10/08, Iowa, $27K-$32K, Drug and Alcohol Exp during pregnancy
2.) African-American Boy, Due Date 9/15/08, $14.5K
3.) African-American Boy, Due Date 9/29/08, $14.5K
4.) Caucasian Unkown Gender, $35K
5.) African-American Boy, Due Date 11/2/08, $20K, LA
6.) African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/23/08, $20K, TN
7.) Hispanic/African-American/Puerto-Rican Male (alcohol exp), Due 9/25/08, $19.5K

Two of our situations are babies who have been exposed to drugs and/or alcohol during pregnancy. I got the best advice when we were considering our comfort level with drugs and alcohol. A fellow adoptive mom told me to schedule a consultation with a pediatrician to ask about different drugs and their side effects. We did and felt much more comfortable with certain exposure levels and felt much more educated about how to handle different issues and with what we could handle. If you're thinking of considering a baby born with drugs or alcohol exposure, I highly recommend seeing a pediatrician so you can make an informed decision:)

As always, feel free to contact me via email karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com if you have any questions or are interested in any of the above situations.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A new situation

We have just received the following situation for possible placement very soon:

A Bi-racial (3/4 AA, 1/4 CC) baby boy due in OK on Sept. 19. The fees are around 16K.

Please contact me asap with any questions or if you are interested. And as always, check the website http://www.christianadoptionconsultants.com for our latest situations and for more info.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Most Recent Situations

I've had a couple inquiries about situations that have been removed from the lists. As soon as we know a situation has matched, we remove it; so be sure to always check the most recent situations - those are the ones I know still need profiles. So without further ado:)
Here are our current situations in need of profiles as of today:

1.) *NEW* Caucasian Unkown Gender, $35K
2.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 11/2/08, $20K, LA
3.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 9/30/08, $16K, UT
4.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 9/29/08, $16K, UT
5.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 9/20/08, $16K, UT
6.) African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/23/08, $16K, TN
7.) Hispanic/African-American/Puerto-Rican Male (alcohol exp), Due 9/25/08, $19.5K

As always, feel free to contact me if you're interested or if you have any questions! :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Even more new! :)

Seems like that's all I'm posting, but we keep getting more new ones:) Here are situations we are still working on finding families for:

1.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 9/13/08, $16K, UT
2.) *NEW* African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/16/08, $16K, MD
3.) *NEW* African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/23/08, $16K, TN
4.) African-American Boy, Due Date 10/13/08, $16K
5.) Hispanic/African-American/Puerto-Rican Male (alcohol exp), Due 9/25/08, $19.5K
6.) Caucacian Boy, Due Date 12/20/08, $29.5K

As always, feel free to contact me if you're interested or if you have any questions about any of these situations! :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

MORE new situations :)

1.) *NEW* African-American Boy, Due Date 9/13/08, $16K, UT
2.) *NEW* African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/16/08, $16K, MD
3.) *NEW* African-American Unk Gender, Due Date 9/23/08, $16K, TN

Feel free to contact me anytime regarding these situations! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

9/2 Utah Situation

Birth mother Jennifer is having a full AA boy in Utah on 9/2
The fees are 14K plus and estimated cost of 8 to 10 for medical cost
The birth father has already signed
This does not include finalization

Jennifer is 19 years old and is from Tennessee.
She is currently living in agency apartments in Utah.
She is 5”3 and weighs about 132
She has Brown hair and Brown eyes.
She says she has a light complexion and is small boned
She says that on a scale 1-10 with being committed to placing, she is a 10.
She has a baby boy that was born 9/2/07
She has had prenatal care during her pregnancy
She has no drugs, alcohol or smoking
She also reports no mental illness issues

Jennifer would like to choose the family, talk to them and meet them.
She wants semi-open with pictures and letters to the agency, also some phone calls
She would like a two parent home, middle age, she says with no other children. ( could have a few)
She said that education, financially secure and Christian were all very important to her in a family

The birth father would like to go undisclosed.
He stands 5” 8 and weighs about 185
The birth father says that he has asthma


**As a side note, if you're interested, Utah has fantastic laws for adoptive families. They want to show profiles within the week, so please contact me immediately if you're interested.

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Situation - Due August 26!

We have a new situation due very soon! The birth mom is in GA, but does not want a GA family. The baby is due August 26th and is an African American girl. Please contact me immediately if you are interested!

Why Use A Consultant?

Most often, when people decide to adopt, they assume the only way to do it is to sign with a local agency and sit on a waiting list. I know because that is what I assumed. We contacted a local adoption agency and were told the waiting list for a newborn baby was 3 years. After battling infertility, I couldn't imagine waiting another three years to be a mom. So, I started doing some research and found Christian Adoption Consultants. Here are a few of the facts that convinced me using a consultant was the way to go:
1. I was confused and overwhelmed! :) There is so much information and so many different agencies out there and every single state has different laws. How do you know which to choose? CAC has strong relationships with reputable agencies. We work only with licenced, trustworthy agencies with whom we have developed personal relationships. For me, it was a great comfort and relief to be able to put our adoption in the hands of experts who were working as advocates for my husband and I.
2. You will not sit on a waiting list for years. Being submitted to multiple agencies lets you be shown to various situations at a time. I know in our situation, we completed our homestudy at the end of September and our daughter was born April 2. That is less than six months from start to finish!
3. At CAC, we work typically in states that are considered "safe" for adoptive families. The birth mother usually signs her consent within 24-48 hours after birth and cannot revoke after she signs. For us, we were comforted in knowing that there wouldn't be a long waiting period in which we would be holding our breath worrying that our birth mother might change her mind. CAC consultants are knowledgeable about state laws and avoid situations that are not in the adoptive family's interest. This sort of protection was a major plus for me.
4. CAC offers a great deal of guidance and advice financially. Adopting is expensive. Beyond just agency costs, there are legal fees, homestudy costs, travel expenses, etc. Part of our consulting benefits include providing our couples with knowledge of a variety of resources such as grants, low interest loans, creative financing advice, and more. In addition to the knowledge provided, we will do everything we can to help you make wise financial decisions. In our situation, we had a specific budget that we knew we could not go over. CAC worked with our budget and helped us avoid more financially risky situations.

Adopting can be overwhelming; believe me, I know! But, as a consultant, my job is to make your adoption as quick, safe, financially sound, and rewarding as possible!