Client Stories

 

Emily and SeanWe were referred to Christian Adoption Consultants…

…and Karalee Alvey through a former client of hers, and I am so glad we listened to her. After emailing and talking with Karalee we felt very comfortable working with her. What I appreciated most about working with Karalee is that even without us having turned in a contract or made payment she still offered us a lot of insight into the adoption process. There was also little pressure to become a client. I felt her biggest priority was to better educate us about adoption. After we did sign I felt like we were her only clients, even though I’m sure that wasn’t the case. We found a situation we were interested in the day after we received the information packet, and with Karalee’s support, and hard work we matched two days later, a week after that our son Myles was born. We know our situation isn’t typical, as people don’t usually match in 3 days, but Karalee helped us with our little miracle.   – Emily and Sean

Our journey to Hadassah…

…began with Christian Adoption Consultants. We had known for about 5 years that our family was not complete, but we were waiting for the right time to begin the adoption process.  When we finally did it was all so overwhelming, we didn’t know where to begin.  Jeremy heard about Christian Adoption Consultants through a connection he made at conference he was attending.  We were connected with Susan through this contact and even though we had her contact info. We still didn’t feel the time was right, it was 6 months later that we finally jumped in and called her.  We felt a care and compassion from her right away.  It was amazing to have an advocate in our corner right from the beginning.  Anytime I had a question about an agency, or a fee, or why our home study required certain things.  I could call Susan and she was always there guiding us through the process.  She is extremely knowledgeable about the entire adoption process.  Every time we went through disappointments in the journey, or even just discouragement in the wait, Susan was a voice of hope in our lives.  Her encouragement in those times helped me keep hoping, and praying.  We decided to work with her in July and by March we had been chosen by a precious momma (almost exactly 9 months after signing on with Susan and CAC).  Our adoption was a whirlwind of hurry up and wait, but in the end we had less than a week from being chosen to, baby being born.  Susan was an integral part of our journey and I can’t begin to thank her enough for all her support and help along the way.                  – Jeremy and Melissa

adoptive couple

We are so blessed…

…to have been matched with our sweet son and we cannot imagine walking this adoption journey without the support and guidance from Dawn and Jason Wright and Christian Adoption Consultants.  The process cam seem overwhelming and daunting at times, but the Wrights were always there to answer any questions we had, lend a listening ear when we needed support, and really hold our hand every step of the process.  What a journey it has been and we could not have walked this path alone.  The Wrights not only shared their knowledge and experience about the process, but also their deep love and compassion for adoption and finding forever homes for these precious children.  We are forever grateful for their help, and they will always be a part of our story.               – Thomas and Kristi

My husband and I suffered with infertility…

…for 8-1/2 years. We tried 12 IUIs and a round of in vitro. After finding out both of us suffered with fertilization issues, we turned to donated embryos. Our first round wasn’t successful but the second round was. Unfortunately I miscarried and at that point we turned to CAC to adopt our miracle baby. We signed up with CAC in July 2011 and we were matched in November 2011. Our beautiful baby girl was born December 20, 2011.  CAC helped us out in so many ways. CAC provided us with a wonderful detailed package that described the process extremely well and I found it to be very helpful in helping us apply for agencies and grants. CAC also did our adoption profile and it looked so professional and we continue to get compliments on it. It’s a great keepsake for our little girl.  Karalee helped us out tremendously from the very beginning. Due to my husband’s health conditions, we weren’t even sure if adoption was an option for us. She emailed many agencies in Wisconsin for us to find an agency who would work with us in the home study even with his health issues. From that point on, I found myself talking/emailing Karalee almost every day. Whether it was a question on applications, grant information, a particular situation or even just encouragement to get through the process, she was there. She responded right away or within hours, even though she is a busy mom with 2 beautiful children. Whenever I had a question or problem, she would do her best to answer or do research to find out answers for me. When our church held a fund raiser for us, she graciously offered to write up a note describing her work with us and the need we were faced with. Karalee will be a friend for life and I’m honored to know her.  Without Karalee and CAC we wouldn’t have our miracle baby and we couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Karalee to anyone looking to adopt. I promise you won’t be disappointed!   – Mark and Tammy

Nate and AmandaSeveral years ago…

…in a random twist of divine fate we met a special soul, Karalee, and we knew she was in our lives for a significant reason. My ears perked when I overheard her talking about adoption, and of course had to know more. We were thinking about adoption at the time, just not quite ready. She shared her adoption story, and that she had also become an adoption consultant. It was a new concept to us, and one that seemed brilliant. When we had peace about the path God was calling us to, there was no doubt Karalee was our girl. Thanks to Karalee and CAC, our adoption story was truly an amazing experience! If you are ready to adopt, but overwhelmed by the thought of “where do I even begin?” You are in the right place without a doubt! We can’t say enough wonderful things about CAC and Karalee! She helped SO MUCH, and walked us through every step of the process. She’s not only such a sweet soul, but so responsive, knowledgeable, and encouraging. It was so reassuring knowing that she has adopted two children herself, and could relate to everything we were going through.  It’s incredibly assuring knowing you have an experienced partner on your team as you walk through the process. Adoption can be so overwhelming and emotional, but with CAC and Karalee, we never felt stressed or worried. It was the smoothest, most amazing and enjoyable process. We started our paperwork in November and our son, Ruben, was born in January! He is the best gift we’ve ever received! We look forward to using CAC and Karalee again in the future, and can’t thank them enough for helping us find our precious child!   – Nate and Amanda