Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How Do We Come Across Our Situations?

It's a common question we get:) There are so many adoption traps out there - from illegal facilitators to unethical referral services - so many people are curious as to where we get our situations from. We are adoption consultants who work with clients all across the US. We help guide people through the confusing world of adoption. Once a client signs with us we are with them from wherever they are in the process through finalization. We are not facilitators or a referral service. Malcolm and Amy Young, the directors of CAC also own and operate a licensed adoption agency in the state of Georgia. This agency is called Hope For Adoption, Inc.

The situations that I list here on the Blog and that can be found on our website come from the licensed, ethical agencies that we work with. We have the user names, passwords and a good working relationship with these agencies. Many of our clients have used these agencies and have had successful adoptions through them. We strive to find loving, Christian homes for babies who have had adoption plans made for them by expectant mothers. One of the main reasons we turned to CAC to help us adopt was because we wanted to be sure we were using ethical agencies. We couldn't afford to be taken advantage of:), and we just weren't sure who to trust as far as agencies went. It put our minds at ease to know that CAC had long-standing relationships with reputable agencies who were not only providing services to adoptive families but who were caring for and treating their potential birth mothers with the respect, compassion, and love they deserve.

As always, feel free to email me anytime with more questions or to find out more. Have a great day! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Beautiful Words

I wanted to post a few of my favorite adoption poems and quotes. I'm still (yes, nearly two years later:) ) working on Lily's lifebook, so I'm always searching for the right words to include. Here are some of my favorites:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.But those who make their journey home across time & miles,growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among usby God's very own hands.--- Kristi Larson

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.---1 Samuel 1:27

Not flesh of my flesh,Nor bone of my bone,But still, miraculously my own.Never forget for a single minute,You didn't grow under my heart, But in it.- Fleur Conkling Heyliger

Our children are not ours because they share our genes...they are ours because we have had the audacity to envision them. That, at the end of the day...or long sleepless night, is how love really works.--- Unknown

Once there were two women who never knew each other. One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it. The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of? Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.----

Did I miss some of your favorites? I'm always in the market for new ones, so feel free to share! :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23, 2009 Adoption Situations

I hope this post finds everyone doing well! Thank you for all the comments and suggestions of more adoption books. We're headed to Borders this weekend to expand our library:)

The following are our most current situations available to our clients:
1.) *NEW* Caucasian/African-American Boy, 2/10/09, UT, $23K + potential medical expenses, *BM used marijuana during pregnancy and wants open adoption with poss visits
2.) *NEW* African-America/Hispanic Girl, 2/28/09, Maryland, $20K, Alcohol exp during pregnancy
3.) *NEW* Caucasian/Hispanic Unk Gender, $35K, May
4.) Caucasian Unk Gender, $37K, June
5.) Caucasian/African-American Boy, $30-35K, Apr
6.) Caucasian/African-American Boy, $30-35K, June
7.) African-American Boy, 2/23/09, $20K, GA
8.) African-American Girl, 3/10/09, $20K, AL
9.) African-American Boy, 3/13/09, $20K, GA
10.) African-American Boy, 3/25/09, $24, UT
11.) African-American Girl, 4/11/09, $24K, UT

Contact me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com if you're interested or to find out more about CAC.

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Updated Situations

We have a few new adoption situations today! I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)
As always, contact me with questions about any of the situations or to find out more about what CAC offers.

1.) *NEW* Caucasian Unk Gender, Due June, $35K
2.) *NEW* Caucasian Boy, 2/9/09, UT, $30K, poss drug use
3.) African-American/Caucasian Boy, Due April
4.) Caucasian Boy, Due April
5.) Caucasian Girl, 1/23/09, BM on methadone
6.) African-American/Hispanic Girl, 2/28/09, Maryland, $20K (Alcohol Exp)
7.) African-American Boy, 2/6/09, GA, $20K
8.) African-American Boy, 2/17/09,SC, $21K
9.) African-American Boy, 2/17/09, UT, agency fee $16K
10.) African-American Girl, 3/1/09, TX, $20K
11.) African-American Boy, 3/6/09, LA, $20K
12.) African-American Girl, 3/1/09, AL, $20K
13.) African-American/Caucasian Boy, Due March
14.) African-American/Caucasian Unk Gender, Due April
15.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
16.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
17.) Caucasian Boy, Due Feb
18.) Caucasian/Hispanic Unk Gender, Due Feb
19.) Caucasian Unk Gender, Due May
20.) 3/4 Hispanic 1/4 Caucasian Girl, Due Feb

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Updated Situation List

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here is a list of our most current situations as of Sunday, Jan. 11:

1.) *NEW* African-American/Caucasian Boy, Due April
2.) *NEW* Caucasian Boy, Due April
3.) *NEW* Caucasian Boy, 4/30/09, $30K, UT, BM is requesting a family with no children
4.) *NEW* Caucasian Girl, 1/23/09, BM on methadone
5.) *NEW* African-American/Hispanic Girl, 2/28/09, Maryland, $20K (Alcohol Exp)
6.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/6/09, GA, $20K
7.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/17/09,SC, $21K
8.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/17/09, UT, agency fee $16K
9.) *NEW* African-American Girl, 3/1/09, TX, $20K
10.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 3/6/09, LA, $20K
11.) *NEW* African-American Girl, 3/1/09, AL, $20K
12.) African-American/Caucasian Boy, Due March
13.) African-American/Caucasian Unk Gender, Due April
14.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
15.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
16.) Caucasian Boy, Due Feb
17.) Caucasian/Hispanic Unk Gender, Due Feb
18.) Caucasian Unk Gender, Due May
19.) 3/4 Hispanic 1/4 Caucasian Girl, Due Feb

Contact me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants for more info! I also encourage you to check out our website http://www.christianadoptionconsultants.com/ for more info about the services we offer. :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Updated Situation List

Things sure are moving quickly! :) Here is a list of our updated situations:

1.) *NEW* Caucasian Girl, 1/23/09, BM on methadone
2.) *NEW* African-American/Hispanic Girl, 2/28/09, Maryland, $20K (Alcohol Exp)
3.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/6/09, GA, $20K
4.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/17/09,SC, $21K
5.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 2/17/09, UT, agency fee $16K
6.) *NEW* African-American Girl, 3/1/09, TX, $20K
7.) *NEW* African-American Boy, 3/6/09, LA, $20K
8.) *NEW* African-American Girl, 3/1/09, AL, $20K
9.) African-American/Caucasian Boy, Due March
10.) African-American/Caucasian Unk Gender, Due April
11.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
12.) African-American Boy, Due Feb
13.) Caucasian Boy, Due Feb
14.) Caucasian/Hispanic Unk Gender, Due Feb
15.) Caucasian Unk Gender, Due May
16.) 3/4 Hispanic 1/4 Caucasian Girl, Due Feb
17.) African-American Boy, $16K, 2/22/09

Contact me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com with any questions or if you're interested!

Adoption Books for Kids

As Lily gets older (She'll be two soon! Where in the world has the time gone?), we're starting to talk more and more to her about adoption. One of our favorite ways to talk to her about it right now is through some of the books we read to her. I thought I'd put together a list here of some of the books we read:

Little Miss Spider by David Kirk
(I love the last line, "For Finding your mother there is one certain test. You must look for the creature who loves you the best." There is a cartoon now, too, based on the books.)

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza (Great for all adoptions but excellent for transracial adoptions. The ongoing theme is that a family doesn't have to all look the same.)

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis (The first adoption book we ever read and probably my favorite. It's definitely geared toward domestic adoption. I love that it tells the story simply with great pictures and lets the child know how special she is and shows the incredible excitement the parents felt in their journey to get to her.)

Over the Moon by Karen Katz (I love all of her books. This is one is more geared toward international adoption, but can work for all adoptions. )

If you have other favorites, leave them in the comments section. I'd love to be able to add to our library and to hear about books you love!

Two New Adoption Situations

In addition to the situations posted yesterday, these two came across our desks today:)

1.) *NEW* Caucasian Unk Gender, Due in May $30K
2.) *NEW* Caucasian/Hisp Unk Gender, Due in Feb. $30K

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2009 is treating you well so far:)

The following are our updated available adoption situations as of today:
1.) *NEW* African-American Boy / Girl Twins, $33K, 2/1/09
2.) *NEW* Caucasian Unk Gender, $30K
3.) *NEW* Caucasian/Hisp Unk Gender, $30K
4.) African-American Boy, 2/14/09, $16K, UT
5.) African-American Boy, 1/29/09, $20K, MS
6.) African-American Girl, 2/10/09, $20K, MI
7.) African-American Unk Gender, 2/19/09, $20K, TN
8.) African-American/Jamaican Girl, 2/18/09, $20K, GA
9.) Caucasian Unk Gender, Feb '09, $35K
10.) Hisp Unk Gender, April, $25-$30K
12.) Caucasian/African-American Unk Gender, $25-$30K
13.) African-American Unk Gender, Feb '09, $15-$20K
14.) African-American Boy, Feb '09, $15-$20K
15.) African-American Unk Gender, $15-$20K
16.) African-American Unk Gender, 1/12/09, $20K, TN
17.) African-American Boy, 1/14/09, $16K

As always, contact me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more info or to learn more about Christian Adoption Consultants and the services we offer to adoptive families.