Leah has a Masters Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and over 4 years adoption experience. After having a wonderful experience working with CAC for their daughter’s adoption, Leah left her career as a Speech Pathologist and joined the CAC team. She loves having a front seat as the Lord faithfully builds families through adoption. Her family has since grown again through the blessing of domestic adoption. Leah resides in the Jacksonville, FL area where she serves alongside her husband in youth ministry.
The desire to adopt has been growing in my heart since I was a child. Before we were married, my husband Ben and I talked about adopting in premarital counseling. Our pastor told us to pick some “hills we would die on” and for me it was adoption. I knew God was calling me to it and I wanted to make sure my future husband would be on board. It wasn’t something he was against – just wasn’t something he had considered. After lots of prayer we agreed to start our family through adoption.
We started by pursuing a little boy internationally and after a year of closed doors, the Lord rerouted us to domestic adoption. As we began to research our options, I was overwhelmed by the process and had no idea where to start. I reached out to another adoptive family who had worked with Christian Adoption Consultants. They raved about their experience and their wonderful consultant. A few months later we began working with CAC.
In December 2013, we received the best Christmas present when we were matched with a baby girl. One month later our daughter, Haven Grace, was born and our lives were forever changed by adoption. Shortly after her birth, I joined the staff at CAC. As a former client, I truly believe in the work we do at CAC and feel so blessed to walk other families through the process.
In the Summer of 2015, we decided to grow our family again through domestic adoption. Just four months later our adorable son, Deacon, was born and we became a family of four. Adoption has richly blessed our lives and we are forever indebted to the brave women who brought our children into the world.
What an honor it is to walk alongside couples, guiding and praying for them while God builds their family through adoption!