Friday, November 11, 2011
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.