This is one of my all-time favorite photos that I’ve ever received from one of my families at Christian Adoption Consultants. I’m not sure I’ve seen an adoption picture that better captures the joy of a mama meeting her child for the first time better than this one from Tom and Deanna!
This sweet couple came to me after being a waiting family with their local office for 18 months. I know it’s a big leap of faith for someone to branch out and use a consultant after being home study ready and waiting locally but there are so many benefits to doing so. I love it when God uses CAC to drastically change the wait for someone who has been in the adoption process for a long time. When Tom and Deanna got started with me, they quickly jumped in and were chosen by the first expectant mama who they presented their profile book to!
Here are some thoughts from Tom and Deanna about their adoption journey with CAC:
We’re so grateful to be able to share our experience. It has been an unbelievable journey and we are sure it will give hope, comfort, and joy to anyone seeking adoption placement!
God taught us to trust Him during this journey. In our minds, we waited so long and felt that we were never getting closer to growing our family. In fact, God was just telling us to “wait just a little longer”and placed the greatest gift in our lives – our daughter. Our trust in God has grown so much over the last year.
Katie, from the first contact we made with her, was extremely helpful, not only in the technical aspects of adoption consulting, but also in providing hope and care for us in the midst of our journey. This is adoption consulting done right. In a field where many people may want solely a transactional relationship with their adoption counselors, attorneys, or birth parents, it is places like CAC that stand out as missionaries of God seeking placement for children with faithful families.
Our daughter’s birth mom placed the greatest gift we couldn’t even fathom into our arms and will forever be a Saint to us. She has always been so loving to us and continually reaffirms the choice all of us made to proceed with an adoption.
For anyone considering adoption, just know that there is an incredible support network of people who have adopted in the past and want to share in your struggles, frustration, stress, hope, and joy. The “ups and downs” are seemingly common to everyone who has gone through this process and it therefore creates a tight-knit community of people who have shared the same life-altering experience.