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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Situations

The following are a few situations that our network agencies are working currently to match. For more info, email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com

African American baby boy due Dec. 8 in UT. Agency fees are 16K plus medical expenses.

African American baby girl due Jan 9 in UT. Agency fees are 17K plus full medical.

African American baby boy due Jan. 16 in UT. Agency fees are 17K plus full medical.

African American baby boy due Jan. 16 in UT. Agency fees are 11,500 plus 2,500 in assistance to mom and 8K in legal expenses.

I'd like to also wish all my families a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Many blessings to you and yours AND safe travels over the holiday weekend! :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Myles' Story


I love this family! Theirs is my fastest adoption to date, but it was a long time coming for them. They went through so much pain and a loss that most of us can't imagine prior to deciding to adopt. They now have a sweet baby boy with the biggest smile ever! I remember, too, how special their adoption was because of how instantly mom knew this little guy was her son. We thought we could never get everything in on time, but it's amazing what can be done when a Mama is working for her baby! I feel so honored to have been part of their journey but mostly to now consider them friends. Here is Myles' story:

Our adoption story starts with the loss of our triplets at 20 weeks. We held our children in our arms as they passed away, and I looked at my husband and said never again. We started by pursuing fostering to adopt, but on my birthday we decided to pursue domestic infant adoption. I got serious about it around June 12th, this is also when I contacted Karalee, and signed up with CAC. On June 17th she told us about this little boy that would be due on July 23rd. I told her I just knew he was our son. We were shown on June 18th, matched, and he was born on June 24th! Yes, our adoption journey lasted all of 12 days. Without Karalee and CAC we wouldn't have our little Myles home with us right now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Family Fundraiser

I have the most amazing and inspirational family, the Wondras, that I'm currently working with. They have been trying to have a family for many years and their road has been very difficult and full of roadblocks. But their faith never wavers. They know they'll be parents and they are so full of grace and love and beauty. They are currently matched and have a bit of a financial emergency on their hands. If you feel so moved, please visit either of these two stores - one is an etsy photography story and one is a scrap booking store. (Christmas is coming!!! Great gift ideas!) Both have pledged to donate 50% of all of their profits to this family to help them bring their little one home. If you aren't able or feel moved in another way, please pray for them and for the little girl who they're working so hard to bring home. Thank you!
Here are the links:
http://kate.myctmh.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/alscott

In honor of National Adoption Month...

I'm so excited to announce that in Honor of National Adoption Month, we're offering a 10% discount on any of our consulting packages! AND a 20% discount if you sign up for our Minority Adoption program. I'm thrilled to be able to offer this discount in honor of all families like mine who were created through adoption. Email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com And check back SOON for another awesome adoption story. The next one is from my FASTEST adoption ever and one of my most inspirational families. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Caitlyn's Story


This is from one of my first "bloggy" friends on my personal blog and favorite clients, Tracy. She and her husband adopted their daughter in three months - here's their story:

My husband and I learned we had infertility issues and opted for adoption. Unfortunately we chose a bad agency and were chosen by w/an adoption scammer. After that we decided to try fertility treatments and were unsuccesful so we returned to adoption and since we had had such a negative agency experience before chose Christian Adoption Consultants because they look into how honest and ethical each agency they use is. We felt reassured. We also were reassured that we didn't have to pay money up front since we had been burned before.

After signing up w/CAC,and applying to the agencies they recommended, we were chosen in THREE months which was far quicker than we had expected. That day we had been away at our family's vacation house in the mountains and we saw a white dove. A white dove in the PA mountains? Not common. We were away w/parents and everyone hoped it was a "sign" and to our surprise it was. That night, a Sunday, we got a call about our daughter.

We went into work on Monday, told our employers, Tuesday flew to Florida where we checked into the hotel, drove to BRU because we had NO baby equipment, and drove to the agency owners home. It was pretty amazing. I had no idea how to burp a baby or feed a baby, but the agency owner showed me. The agency owners husband installed the recently purchased car seat into the rental car. I remember wondering if she was nuts giving people who didn't now how to do such basic things a child, but they did.

Our daughter Caitlyn is 2 1/2 now, so smart, and a little ball of energy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

National Adoption Month and Updated Situations

November is National Adoption Month - there's a presidential proclamation, and everything!:) I know I have former clients (and still friends!) who still check out the blog every now and then, so I'd LOVE to be able to share some of your adoption stories with families who are still waiting or are just starting the process, in honor of National Adoption month. If interested, email your story to me and maybe a picture of your family, and I'll feature you on the blog:)

For those in the wait, here is a list of current situations some of the agencies we work with are matching:

Caucasian or CC/Hispanic baby boy due November 25th in UT. Agency fees are 30,500K + 5-7K medical - Some drugs/alcohol

AA/Egyptian baby boy due December 12th in UT Agency fees are 16k + medical

African American baby boy due on December 21st in UT. Agency fees are 17k plus 6-8K medical

Caucasian baby of unknown gender due January 1st in LA. Agency fees are 29k + 6k legals and 6k living expenses (Mom is currently in a Methadone treatment program)

African American baby girl due January 9th in UT. Agency fees are 17k + $6-8k medical

Caucasian baby girl due January 17th in UT. Agency fees are 30,500K + $6-8k medical

Caucasian baby of unknown gender due January 21st in UT. Agency fees are 30,50k + 6-8k medical

African American baby boy due January 22nd in UT. Agency fees are 17k + 6-8k medical

Native American/African American baby of unknown gender due January 25th in UT. Agency fees are 17k + 6-8k medical +3k ICWA

This is just a portion of the situations available through the licensed agencies with whom we work. For more info on any of these situations or about the services we offer, email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com