Client Stories

Josh and Katie

When we first considered using an adoption consultant…

…we were skeptical about adding another expense to an already expensive journey.  Would the benefits really be worth it?  Would it really be that helpful?  Without a doubt, we now answer those questions with an enthusiastic “YES!” Our consultant, Tracie, brought a high level of expertise, professionalism, and personal experience to our adoption process.  But what made working with her so invaluable, was the way in which she backed up her knowledge with an incredible heart and commitment to walk alongside us.  She was there for us with wise input, support, and prayer when our adoption journey took an unexpected turn.  And when we brought our son Titus home three months after applying to agencies, she cried alongside us with uncontainable joy!  In our minds, the benefit of hiring Tracie as our consultant was absolutely priceless.  – Joshua and Katie

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

David and KierstenWe had always known we would adopt…

…and when the time presented itself to us, we were directed by friends to Christian Adoption Consultants and primarily Tracie Loux.  The term “Adoption Consultant” was new to us, but then so was everything about this journey we were beginning and so we decided to give Tracie a call to see if CAC was a fit for us.  I still remember where I was on the road when Tracie said to me, “I remember you, I met you in your restaurant when I was visiting Arizona a year ago”.  She had visited our friends and had stopped into to have lunch at the restaurant we owned and she remembered who I was.  Picking up the phone and calling her went from a work call to a conversation between friends.  Within minutes, our fears of not having a clue were replaced with the peace of knowing that we now had someone who would walk beside us with the knowledge we would need as we began our adoption journey.  In July of last year, we received a call informing us of a baby girl who’s mother had placed her up for adoption.   While inwardly trying not to get our hopes up, outwardly we were checking our emails and phones on a regular basis.  That evening, we opened an email that read, “Did you know God had big plans for you today?” and 18 hours later we were in California picking up our daughter, Nicolina.  When you adopt, having a team for support is essential.  Christian Adoption Consultants helps you build this team with caring, knowledgable and effective individuals who’s goal is a forever family!   – David and Kiersten

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

Jason and KaraWorking with Tracie helped us immensely…

…during our adoption process. She helped make what was often an emotional journey run smoother and what can be a confusing process much more understandable. She was so available and has so much experience that her input was invaluable. She took time to sit with us before we even decided to adopt and gave us a realistic picture of what it would look like for our family. We are so thankful for her help every step of the way in bringing our son home. She gave us sound advice in many areas: from interacting with expecting mothers to fundraising to the legal process. We have started working with her again for our second adoption and couldn’t imagine going through the process without her!   – Jason and Kara

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

Brett and AngelaWe began our adoption journey…

…without Christian Adoption Consultants. While our agency was good we found ourselves with many unanswered questions and often very anxious about the entire adoption process. When we finally made the leap and hired Tracie/CAC our questions were answered and our anxiety lifted. We had such a peace knowing we had solid-experienced-prayer filled-guidance at our finger tips.   – Brett and Angela

Stephen and EugeniaWithout question, the best decision we made…

…in our adoption story was saying yes to our little guy, Josiah. But the second best decision was having Tracie as our consultant. She guided us through the whole journey in a way that only someone with an ocean of love and years of experience can do. We saved money and got an immeasurable amount of support, godly encouragement, and sound advice… she really is as awesome as everyone says she is!   – Stephen and Eugenia

We were so pleased…

…to have worked with Carlee through Christian Adoption Consultants. She walked with us through the entire process and we are so thankful for her experience and heart for adoption. She was always available for questions and was very diligent in her responses to us. We are so pleased with the services we received from Carlee through CAC and look forward to working with her in our future adoptions!   – Anthony and Harmony

Jake and JenniferBefore we heard…

…about Tracie and CAC, we believed a lot of the common misconceptions about domestic adoption: you’ll wait years for a child, if you’re ever matched at all; there’s just not a need for adoptive families in the U.S.; there’s too much risk in domestic adoption.  We were cautious as we entered into conversations with Tracie, fearing everything we read on the CAC website must be too good to be true.  Could there really be so many children waiting for families?  Could we really hope to be matched so quickly?  We’d heard about so many negative domestic adoption experiences—how would CAC help make our experience different?  Over the course of a few weeks, Tracie patiently answered our questions.  As we learned more about Tracie’s own family, grown many times over through adoption, and as we sensed God working through her and within her, our confidence grew, inspiring us to take the leap and sign on with CAC.  Every step of the way, Tracie helped answer all our questions, from the basic to the complex, and was quick to respond to our calls and emails.  As clients, we heard about all sorts of adoption situations and presented our profile on many occasions.  We were matched with our precious daughter—and on the road to meet her at the hospital—just two months after our home study was complete.  We couldn’t have asked for a better prayer partner or a more knowledgeable resource to help us along this journey.  As we enjoy life with our cherished daughter, we can’t help but be grateful that God led us to Tracie and CAC.  – Jake and Jennifer

We truly felt we had an advocate…

…to walk through the ups and downs of the adoption process. Working with Carlee was helpful and encouraging. I bounced ideas off of her and asked a lot of questions. She was always prompt in returning emails and was more than willing to help us sort through thoughts and decisions. Her simultaneous heart for adoptive families and compassion  for  birthmothers is unique  and  so  valuable  in  the  adoption world. We were blessed by her participation in our adoption.   – Andrew and Andie