I remember my first conversation with Chad and Cori. They were so kind and easy to talk to, it seemed like I was connecting with good friends. We were only a few minutes into chatting, and they began sharing their story and what led them to adoption. Shortly after our conversation, they signed on with me at Christian Adoption Consultants. After their home study was finished, we had a call to go over their questions, next steps, and what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months. We discussed the wait that comes with the adoption process and the difficulty that can often bring. Little did we know that their wait would be short-lived as they went on to match the very first time they presented! It was such an honor to walk with them on the journey that led them to their son, Isaac. Cori shares a little about their journey below…
This year God has blown away all of our expectations. Working with Kelly and Christian Adoption Consultants provided such helpful information. It was a purposeful choice for Chad and I to foster hope in our hearts despite the risks and the disappointment that we could face. We thought it would be a roller coaster ride, but our experience was more like a wave!
In August, we started the process with Kelly at CAC. After our home study was finished, we began applying to agencies via their multi-agency approach. By January, we were accepted and began seeing situations, and in February, we were matched! It was like being knocked over by a wave of God’s grace and goodness.
Two things we now know about God and adoption that we didn’t know before….
1. We adopted our baby boy Isaac, but we also expanded our family more than we ever would have imagined! We have an open adoption and have built a relationship with his Birthmom and Birthfather. They are so very dear to our hearts!
2. With every obstacle we faced, it was evident that God had gone before and smoothed the way. When we were navigating Isaac’s birth and spending time with his Birth parents, Kelly spoke words of wisdom and encouragement to Chad and I. She pointed us toward a vision of what the future might look like, which was so life-giving. We are so grateful for Kelly and, of course, our bundle of Joy!
Our encouragement for families currently in the wait is to foster hope in your heart despite the “what ifs” because God is gracious, and He loves to surprise us!
***We provide the following adoption services at Christian Adoption Consultants: Embryo Adoption, Domestic Adoption & International Adoption. If you are interested in working with Kelly, you can reach out directly to her here-she would be more than happy to assist you, provide you with our adoption informational packet, and set up a FREE 30-minute consultation with you!***