Sunday, July 15, 2012

My New Home! :)

My goodness, it's been a long time since I've blogged! Things have been busy with clients and my two little ones are keeping me running, that's for sure. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of our family through Sam's health issues. He is currently doing so well, and we're so blessed to have him! I firmly, firmly believe God gives us the children meant for us:) I'm excited to announce that my blog is changing addresses. My new home will be www.apathoftheheart.wordpress.com. I love some of the features wordpress allows, so I'm very excited to get up and running over there. The rest of my contact info is the same, so for more info about Christian Adoption Consultants, the services we offer, or to learn more about domestic adoption, you can email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com or call me at 574-527-7049. Off to get my new blog up and running... :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Awesome Resource!

I know firsthand that one of the hardest hurdles to overcome when thinking about adopting is the financial aspect of the process. Adoptions can range drastically in cost due to circumstantial issues - medical care, legal issues, etc. I just finished the book, "Adopt Without Debt," and my goodness do I wish I had read it five years ago before we adopted our first!! The book talks about ways to find extra money in your household budget, a TON of creative financing ideas and stories of more than 30 adoptive families and how they adopted without debt. I highly, highly recommend it! :)
There is a link to the author's website HERE and you can also buy the book there, too, if interested!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ahhh, Tax Time:)

One of the best resources financially for us as adoptive parents is the Adoption Tax Credit. I've found personally, and I know lots of you have, too, that the IRS is very specific on what they want from you and that they tend to audit those of us applying for the tax credit, so it's important to do those taxes carefully!! A great link was posted on our main CAC page, and I wanted to share it here, as well. It's an article called Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Delays When Filing for the Adoption Tax Credit, and it's an awesome resource. I'll link it HERE.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Updated Situations

The following are a few situations with the licensed agencies with whom we work - email me anytime for more info!

Caucasian/African American/Puerta Rican baby girl due Feb. 16 in UT. Agency fees are 25,500 plus medical.

African American baby girl due March 1 in UT. Agency fees are 16K plus medical.

Caucasian baby boy due in June in AZ. Agency fees plus 6K in assistance to mom plus 8500 estimated legal.

Caucasian baby of unknown gender due in June in LA. Agency fees plus 7K in assistance to mom plus 8K estimated legals.

African American baby boy due in April in AZ. Agency fee (with agency grant) of 11,500 plus 4500 in assistance plus legals

Every situation posted has come from a licensed agency with whom we work closely. "Situation" is used to describe a case in which an expectant mom has come to work with an adoption agency to place her unborn child. Fees are different for every agency and we do our best to estimate total cost, but it's different for every case. Email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more info about any situation, our services or about the domestic adoption process, in general. :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately!! We've had so many awesome families find each other over the past few weeks, and it's just been amazing to see God's hand at work. I'll post updated situations soon, but I wanted to let you know asap about the great Valentines discount we're offering.

If you've been thinking about adoption and just haven't taken the plunge, I can't think of a better Valentine's Day gift than saying, "Yes," to adoption and opening up your hearts and your home to LOVE a child that needs a family!
In celebration of LOVE DAY, we're offering 14% off our regular consulting services and an additional 14% off our minority program (making it an awesome 24% off) for a very LIMITED TIME.
This offer is good on new client applications received February 14th-29th only!

Don't miss out on this awesome discount.
Say, "YES" to adoption TODAY! Email me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more info or to get started on your adoption journey! :)