I absolutely adored working with Jason and Suzanne! Suzanne and I hit it off during our first phone call as we eerily had a ton in common. I was thrilled when she and her husband, Jason, decided to move forward with CAC! Suzanne shares more of their story below…
October 2016 I approached my husband with a very odd vision (the only thing I could call it) that I kept having. I told him I keep seeing our family in a year with a baby that doesn’t look like us. We had discussed adoption many times before, always wanting it to be in our future, but we never expected that it would be this early. Jason was very receptive and said let’s begin praying and see if this is where God is leading us now. I was shocked to see he didn’t shut the idea down because within the last 7 months we had gotten married, changed careers and moved to a new state. So surely God wasn’t planning on more changes (I know He’s laughing as I write this!).
November 2016 we researched adoption and kept coming across Christian Adoption Consultants. Looking at all consultants, I came across Leah. Her husband, like mine, was a youth pastor, and they lived in Florida a few hours north of us. I emailed her and we talked over the phone and immediately hit it off. We began our journey with CAC excited and ready to see what a God had planned. After a few trials that Leah guided us through, we were home study approved in May 2017. A few weeks after our home study was completed, we were contacted by an adoption lawyer. What was meant to be an informational phone call turned in to “the one.”? He said he had an expectant mother potentially for us who was due in July, and he wondered if we?d be interested in sending in our profile book. He said he would get back with us within a day or two. We prayed all night long for God’s will to be done and the next morning (May 25th) we received the news she picked us!
With about a month to prepare, we knew God was telling us “I got this, if you follow My plan I will take care of the rest” and He did! We then began communication with our son’s birthmom. Momma “N” as we call her did not speak English but through an interpreter we would FaceTime and text. Momma “N” was kind, loving and had the sweetest smile which always reassured me this was God’s plan. We soon found out the baby was due a week early – June 27th!
On June 26th we flew to our son’s birth state and rushed to the hospital the next day. James Beckham “Beck” came at 9:58am! We stayed in his birth state for a total of 10 days after he was born. We will cherish those days forever loving on our baby boy and experiencing his first days of life. Even the ICPC wait was a blessing!
We cannot thank Leah enough for her guidance (with some counseling!), love, and friendship. Her continuous support is what brought us through whatever issues arose and always brought me peace. I know God led us to Leah not only for her help, but for her friendship. We cherish her and her family and are thankful to CAC for a new dear friend!
What an honor it was to watch their story unfold and I am beyond thankful for the friendship that was formed through this process! My personal favorite part of working with their family was when we got to meet in “real” life and I was able to snuggle sweet Beck!! Congratulations, Jason and Suzanne – God has been faithful!