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Thursday, December 30, 2010

UpdatedAdoption Situations - Dec. 30

Just a quick reminder, also, only two days left for our Dec. consulting discounts! :) Email me anytime for more info!
The following is an updated list of some of the situations available for our clients:
African American baby girl due Jan. 17 in UT Agency fees are 16K plus medical
Caucasian baby girl due Jan. 12 in UT Agency fees are 30K plus medical (c-section)
African American baby boy due Feb 25 in UT Agency fees are 16,500 plus medical;
African American baby gender unknown due March9 in UT Agency fees are 16,500 plus medical
Caucasian baby (90%sure it's a girl) due March 9 in Colorado (a bit of a risk - mom has 2-6 weeks to change her mind in CO) Agency fees are 30K plus 5K legal
African American baby girl due March 12 in UT Agency fees are 16,500 plus med
3/4 African American 1/4 Hispanic baby gender unknown due March 26 in UT Agency fees are 16,500 plus medical
African American baby girl due April 11 in GA Agency fees are 16,500 plus 4K legal
African American baby boy due late Jan. in AZ Agency fee of 11,500 (agency has a grant for this mom) plus expenses and legal

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Updated Situations as of Dec. 14

Half way through Dec!!! Can you believe it? Are you finished shopping...or have you even started? :)
The following is an updated list of situations available through the adoption agencies we work with at Christian Adoption Consultants. For more info about any of them or about the different services we offer (from home studies to profile creation to applying for grants, etc.), email me anytime at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com

-African American baby gender unknown due in Feb - agency fees $23K
-Biracial baby boy due in Feb - agency fees of $29K (looking for a Biracial couple)
-African American baby boy due in Feb - agency fees $23K
-Caucasian baby boy due in December - agency fees $35K
-African American baby boy due in Feb - agency fees $16K plus medical
-Biracial baby girl due in March - agency fees $23K plus medical
-African American baby girl due in Jan - agency fee $21K (looking for AA couple)
-Part African American/Part Hispanic & Native American baby boy due in Feb - agency fees $28K
-African American baby gender unknown due in Jan - agency fees $23K
-Biracial baby boy due in Feb- agency fees $29K

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Why the Difference in the Costs?

I want to take a second to address a few questions I've gotten lately :) Let me start by saying that the situations I post here are from various agencies, which is one reason the fees are different. There is no set fee across the board for agencies to follow, though most fall within a general range throughout the country. Also, Christian Adoption Consultants isn't an agency - we help our clients through the process from start to finish. We help families find home study agencies, we help them through the home study process, we create family profiles, we help our clients find and apply for adoption grants and find creative ways to finance their adoption, we help guide them through the entire process from start to finish. We don't set agency fees and we have nothing to do with the fees for the situations we post.

As far as different fees for different ethnicities is concerned, we firmly believe every child is a precious gift from God. Agencies have to lower their fees on certain situations that are harder to place - sometimes due to ethnic background. Typically, couples who adopt in the US are Caucasian and they request Caucasian babies. There are twice as many Caucasian families trying to adopt than any other ethnicity. There is a tremendous need for families open to children of other ethnicities and we do all we can as far as lowering our fees, having discounts, etc. to help people who want to adopt and are open to ALL babies regardless of their situation be able to afford it.

I hope that helps at least a little. And as always, feel free to email me anytime for more discussion or info on this or anything else adoption-related. :)