Jeff and Karen came to us at Christian Adoption Consultants in early August 2015. They flew to pick up their baby boy in August of 2016. In between was a broken and beautiful journey to their son, Braxton. It is a journey of pain, but also of God’s great faithfulness. As Karen says, “God is ALWAYS faithful”, and He proved this to them both. They learned, because of this process that when you are faithful, and put your trust in God, “He shows up. It may not be in the way we ex
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.
These 'sympathy' flowers from our international adoption agency are pretty, but we weren't supposed to get them. Twice. The first time we got them was after we learned that our little girl that we were adopting in Ethiopia died from health complications just days before our adoption of her became finalized there. The name we had chosen for her was "Hannah Grace". The second bouquet of flowers arrived after the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) denied o
As adoptive parents we face many challenges and obstacles on our adoption journey, and it doesn’t end when our precious ones come home either. Adoption is a truly life long journey with our children. Just like we have phases of parenting (Commander, Coach, Counselor, Consultant), we have phases of adoption. In our experience as parents so far, and what we expect to come, there are several phases in adoption as far as walking it with our children is concerned. There’s the prep
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today I wanted to show you a sampling of families who I know are all thankful to all the many thousands of people who have fought for equality for all the beautiful shades of the rainbow. I don't say the word race because that is word of division. We are all ONE RACE celebrating the beautiful creativity of our Lord and Savior. Thank you doesn't sound adequate enough, but that is what this post is about. Thank you for those who have stood
So today it is official we are launching our brand new website about adoption and how we can help you on your adoption journey. For years I have been blogging about our family and many times that has included many posts on adoption, but today we are putting adoption as the spotlight on our new website/blog. So why did we choose the title “Adoption Shaped Heart” as the name of this website? Over a year ago we started tossing around names for a possible website. All kinds of t