Katie and her husband, Josh, are the grateful parents of five children, two of which came home through the gift of adoption, with the assistance of Christian Adoption Consultants. Katie has a B.A. in Elementary Education and over 5 years experience with CAC. She loves God’s relentless heart that has adopted people of all nations and races and has a passion to educate and encourage families as they work through their fears and questions about transracial adoption.
God put a passion in my heart for adoption from a very young age. (I even told my husband while we were getting to know each other that I couldn’t marry someone who wasn’t willing to adopt!) After having three biological children, we started down the path of international adoption from Rwanda but before we got very far off the ground, Rwanda closed to international adoptions. We prayed about potentially adopting from a different African country but nothing seemed to fit. At the time, domestic adoption just was not on our radar. In fact, I was adamantly opposed to adopting domestically, primarily because I was believing myths about it.
I was terrified about the idea of having a birthparent change their mind, and I wasn’t really convinced that there even was a true need for newborn adoption in America. But God seemed to be closing the doors to international adoption for us and we knew He had called us to adopt…we just didn’t know where. Friends of ours raved about their experience with CAC so we decided to check it out for ourselves.
We were amazed by the wealth of information we received from Tracie at CAC. After talking a lot together, praying, and having others pray for us, God led us down the path that I had said I would never walk down-the path of adopting a newborn domestically. He truly did a work in us, helping us see how incredibly amazing birthparents are (instead of fearing them) and showing us that there really is a need for adoption here in the U.S. as well as over seas. CAC was with us each step of the way as we brought home our son through adoption in 2012 and in 2017 we brought home our daughter. We continue to stand amazed at God’s mysterious and perfect plans in our adoption journeys.
I am so incredibly honored to now serve families in their adoption process by working as an Adoption Consultant.