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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Share the love!! :) CAC discounts

Some very happy personal news - our son's adoption was finalized yesterday!! :) As many of you have experienced, it's an awesome, awesome day for the family. And in perfect timing - CAC is offering a really great discount right now!! We're offering 15% off of any consulting package and 20% off of our minority program package. I'm so excited to get to offer that, especially with it coinciding with our own finalization. For more info, email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com

I also want to share a beautiful thing I read on a friend's blog:
"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared"
Perfection!! I love that so much!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Adoptive Family Needed ASAP for a Sibling Group

This was posted today by my fellow consultant, Tracie. Please feel free to contact her at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more info and to pass it on if you know anyone who might qualify:

I was contacted today by a wonderful agency in Oklahoma. They are in need of a very specific family for a sibling group.

Situation: 5 and 7 year old sibling set (5 year old boy, 7 year old girl). They are Cherokee.

Family Needed: The tribe is requiring placement in a tribal family. The children are currently staying in a Children’s Home in Oklahoma. Family can be enrolled in ANY federally recognized tribe. Need a family that is willing to work through the transition including visitations before placement is made. Ideally a family within driving distance of Oklahoma would be good. Family must be home study ready.

Fees: around $13,000-$14,000 total

Monday, September 5, 2011

Updated Situations - Happy Labor Day:)

I just spoke with one of my awesome clients last week about labor and how we definitely do LABOR for our babies, it's just a different sort of process. The pain in adoption is different, but it can be there. And it's can feel like a long process, but in the end, you have this beautiful little miracle. So, even though it's in honor of working, in general, Happy LABOR day to all of those waiting on their baby to come home:)

The following are a few current situations from our network of agencies. Fees include medical, legal, agency administration fees, etc. unless otherwise noted. For questions about how our clients are matched or how we list these situations, refer to the sidebar on the right. If you have questions about these situations or about any of the consulting services we offer, email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com.

African American baby girl due Oct. 24 in UT. Agency fees are 16K plus medical.

Biracial boy due late October in AZ. $30k + $7k legals

Caucasian baby due late October in MD. $28k + $8k legals

African American baby due October 24th in UT. $17k + $6-8k medical

African American girl due in November in PA. $11.5k + $4k living expenses + $7k legals

Caucasian baby due in November in FL. $29k + $7k living expenses + $8.5k legals

Caucasian boy due November 12th in UT. $30.5k

Caucasian baby due in February in VA. $29k + $7k legals (Mom would like an open adoption with a few visits per year)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Adoption Information: U.S. Newborn, International, Foster Adoption Resources | Adoptive Families

One of the best pieces of advice I got when we were looking to adopt as far as medical/drug/alcohol issues, etc. was to find a pediatrician and ask him or her our questions directly. We all know you can go on Google and find a wealth of info- some good, some terrifying, and some completely inaccurate. I found that going directly to my pediatrician not only eased my mind, but set us up for success in the long run because our doctor was privy to all of our child's health info even before the adoption. I loved this article in Adoptive Families magazine that talks about choosing a pediatrician who is adoption-sensitive. We knew our pediatrician was the right fit after he sat down and made time with us for a face to face meeting before the child who was to become our daughter was even born. That sort of time spent and attention to our fears told us he was THE one. :) There are definitely different concerns for children adopted internationally, and finding a pediatrician who specializes in Adoption/Foster Care might be the best road there. You can find that info on the American Academy of Pediatrics website. I'll also link to the actual Adoptive Families article which includes a little checklist of things to look for in a pediatrician.

Adoption Information: U.S. Newborn, International, Foster Adoption Resources | Adoptive Families