There is so much to consider with adopting a child. It may feel like navigating a busy highway - one filled with crazy drivers, obstacles on the road, pot holes and pitfalls to avoid, and storms that will make driving hazardous! You simply want to get to your destination - bringing home a child and beginning a new adventure, but you are worried if you can get there in one piece without getting lost or finding yourself broken down beside the road! You need a really good naviga
Jon and Sarah inquired and then got started with us at Christian Adoption Consultants in March of 2017. In just 7 months their little boy was home – a precious 18-month-old! In adoption this is a short period (which is right in the middle of CAC’s average 6-9-month time frame our families wait from inquiry to match), but in the midst of waiting, presenting to situations, and praying for direction, it can seem to take forever, especially when you have heard “No” several times.
In Part 1 of our post we shared the story of how we came to work for Christian Adoption Consultants five years ago. As adoptive parents of 9 children, and working professionally as adoption consultants, our lives revolve around adoption – it is something we live and breathe all the time. It is truly our joy and privilege to serve families going on their adoption journey. In this post we wanted to share our: Why we love working for Christian Adoption Consultants Top 10 We lov
We love to do what we do as adoption consultants - we really do have a dream job! What could be more fulfilling than to walk alongside a couple from an inquiry about where to start with an adoption all the way to that amazing day when they stand in front of the judge who declares they are now a forever family! There are always ups and downs to the roller coaster ride of adoption (Remember - on roller coasters they make sure you are safely buckled in for the ride), and Justin
Craig and Amity signed on with us at Christian Adoption Consultants in March of 2015 after waiting more than three years to adopt with their agency. Without being able to adopt previously they got connected to us and were interested in having our support to evaluate potential adoption situations, have help with paperwork, and to have wider access to agencies. In just over 5 months they were matched through one of CAC’s recommended agencies with a birth mother who was already
With any adoption there’s always the ‘nuts and bolts’ parts of finding a reputable agency to write your homestudy, getting background checks taken care of, creating a well presented family profile book, and filling out applications for placing agencies. Then comes the waiting. That’s the easy part. Said no adoptive family ever! Often times as adoptive parents we get so busy and focused on the process and all the working parts of adoption that we can lose sight a little of God
As a couple who is in the adoption process there are many questions. One question a lot of families have is when should we present our profile to an adoption situation? *Decide ahead of time what your family is open to: alcohol exposure, drug exposure, or mental health history of the birth family, are you open to adopting transracially, boy or girl or either, physical special needs, twins or single birth, or ageof the child. *First go through all the information provided by
Many couples starting out their first adoption are unaware what an “Adoptive Family Profile” is and what part is has to play in the adoption process. Very quickly as you dive into things, you discover that a profile is needed because it is the ‘book’ that is presented to a birth mom so she can get to know the families who are interested in adopting her child. So, it is therefore recognized that your profile is extremely important, and a key piece of the puzzle that you want t