Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tues. May 19th Updated Situations

Situation 1
African American Boy
Due June 23rd in Utah
Fees are $15,000 + Full Medical (8k-10k)
You will need to be open to some drug use on this situation.

Situation 2
African American Boy
Due July 11th in Utah
Fees are $16,000 + Full Medical (8k-10k)
Possible Bi-Polar and Depression in Mother

Situation 3
African American Boy
Due July 18th in Utah
Fees are $16,000 + Full Medical (8k-10k)

Situation 4
African American Unknown Gender
Due July 21st in Utah
Fees are $16,000 + Full Medical (8k-10k)

Situation 5
African American Boy
Due Late July/ Early August in Utah
Fees are $16,000 + Full Medical (8k-10k)

Situation 6
African American Boy
Due May 20 in Utah
Fees are $16,000 + Medical

Situation 7
African American/Caucasian Boy
Due June 24 in Utah
Fees are 20,500 + Medical

Situation 8
Caucasian/African American Girl
Due in July in PA
Fees are 28,500 + 6K in assistance

Situation 9
Caucasian Boy
Due July 25 in IN
Fees are 28,500 + 6K in assistance

Situation 10
Caucasian Unknown Gender
Due in July in FL
28,500 + 10K in assistance

Situation 11
Caucasian/African American Boy
Due in June in NV
Fees are 25K + 3K in assistance

If you'd like more info on any of these situations or you'd like to know more about CAC and the services we offer, email me anytime at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Have a great day! :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Situation - May 7

One of the agencies we work with has the following situation available:

Caucasian Boy due May 26th fees of 30,500 plus legal
The baby will be born in OH - so the adoptive family would need to plan to be in OH for 4-6 weeks. If you live in OH or could spend that much time there or know someone who could, please contact me!

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gracious Answers to Awkward Adoption Questions

Wendy (Thanks, Wendy!!!), author of THIS great blog, posted an awesome article from Adoption.com called, "Gracious Answers to Awkward Adoption Questions." I just read it and absolutely loved it! We are a family via transracial adoption and as our daughter gets older, we are asked more and more of these questions, and I really want to answer the best way I can to show her how proud we are of her and her heritage and that adoption is just another way families are created.

The entire article can be found HERE. One of my favorite sections states:

"Responses such as the above can gently educate others, especially if said with a smile. BUT WE ARE ANSWERING PRIMARILY FOR OUR CHILDREN'S EARS. In the few seconds that we have to prepare our response, we need to make a quick decision as to what words will best support our child's self-esteem, protect the child's privacy about his origins, and/or clarify that adoption builds "real" families with their "own" children. (The right answers come more quickly with practice.) Until more people learn the modern vocabulary of "birth parents" and "children by birth" we're bound to be asked occasional seemingly insensitive questions about the child's "real parents" and our "own" children. I believe that the fault is really in our outdated language more than in the person asking an awkward question. True, some people are not as sensitive as they might be, but usually they have a genuine interest and we would rather not embarrass them (and risk making things worse). We can generally find a gracious answer that will affirm the child without sounding critical of the person asking the question."
It's so true - I always want to correct people, but I don't want to come across as too harsh, especially when they don't mean any harm - they're just curious. But, I also want to affirm my daughter in the process. It's a great article! Definitely check it out!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Turn Up The Volume! :)

I love this video! It was made by Malcolm and Amy Young, founders of CAC, and it brings tears to my eyes every single time:) Enjoy!