MacKenzie was born and raised in the Midwest. She and her husband, Jake, currently reside in Wisconsin where they are raising their son, Zion. MacKenzie has been a part of the adoption world for 5 years, adopting her son through CAC in 2017. MacKenzie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and after 10 years of nursing has decided to work with CAC to help others walk through the unknowns of adoption. Through her personal and professional experiences, she is passionate about seeing the Lord bring together families through ethical practices.
Since I can remember, I have always desired to build my family through adoption. Through trips overseas, my heart for the orphan crisis grew exponentially. Staring into the eyes of littles who were looking for someone to call “mama” opened a space in my soul to love someone who isn’t of my flesh and bone. When my husband and I met, the Lord confirmed these deep longings. As we dreamed about growing our family with adoption as our first option, we researched every thought and opportunity. After a trip to Africa, we said yes to pursuing international adoption, only to discover a closed door and disappointed hearts.
They say the Lord knows best and that His plans are much greater than anything we can think or imagine. Little did we know how true that would be in our life as we ventured through our adoption journey to our son.
We are incredibly grateful have been introduced to Christian Adoption Consultants, after never really considering Domestic Infant Adoption. After trudging through the endless websites and reviews of every agency, our heads were absolutely spinning. A friend of a friend directed us to Katie Fenska. She was able to give us a sense of peace and boldness in walking forward with the help of CAC.
Truth be told, it certainly wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. But Katie gracefully and humbly walked us through a really hard situation that eventually led us to the sweetest and greatest day of our lives so far. Meeting our son, Zion. We found the space where our deepest longings and one of the world’s deepest needs meet, right in our own backyard.
Friends, adoption is tough. But God’s sovereignty is perfect. I find the honor of walking with hopeful adoptive parents through their process incredibly humbling and an absolute privilege.