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Adoption story: Kevin + Jacqueline

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I loved every minute of working with Kevin and Jacqueline on their adoption journey to become a family of three!  They signed on with me in early December of 2016, and immediately started working on their home study and we started designing their beautiful family profile book.  
By February of 2017, they were home study ready, and able to start presenting to situations!  They bravely presented to many situations, and even said "yes" on a private family situation that ended up being a closed door.  They persevered through that disappointment until one day an agency called me with the wonderful news that a brave expectant couple had selected Jacqueline and Kevin!  The expectant couple was going through an incredibly difficult trauma and really connected to the empathy and compassion shown in Jacqueline and Kevin's letter.
Here's a bit of Jacqueline's testimony about how they came to adoption, and some special moments along the 10 month journey to their daughter:
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Adoption story - Josh + Stacey

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A belated congratulations to a very special couple, Josh and Stacey!

A little about building their family...


Josh and Stacey signed on with me in April of last year, as they were close to completing their home study.

They had built a beautiful life together, parenting their daughter Kailynn.  They had the desire to adopt for many years, and 2017 was their year!

As soon as their home study and profile book were completed in April, I immediately began sending them situations where adoptive families were needed.

In July I sent a case that I thought would be perfect for them, and best of all it was in their home state!  They were able to meet the expectant couple who were making a brave decision for adoption, and it was a match!  Stacey was also able to attend doctor appointments and spend some special time with their expectant mom.

From the start of their journey, they both had a strong feeling that their baby would be a boy, and they were correct!

Isn't he adorable?



Stacey shares a …

Adoption story - Ashley & Scott

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I fell in love with Ashley and Scott right away, and it turns out, they are mutual friends and live just a few minutes away from me!
They signed on with me around New Years Eve of 2017. I loved their positive, loving attitude and motivation to grow their family.  Little did they know they would have the most exciting year ahead of them!  Nearly 7 months after joining CAC, their beautiful daughter was born!
I thought that those waiting in the trenches may enjoy and relate to Ashley's journey of waiting, hoping, and waiting some more! 

 ****************************************** On my 29th birthday, July of 2016, we found out that we were not pregnant (AGAIN)... After two years of trying to conceive, we had experienced the most challenging roller coaster of emotions... so much loss, disappointment, and devastation.  So we started our journey through the adoption process. Through our infertility treatments, God had really taught me to trust in Him, and so I decided that we would go throu…

Adoption story - Heather and Chuck

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I absolutely loved serving Heather and Chuck as they set out on their THIRD adoption journey!  They had already adopted two girls and knew a bit about the adoption roller coaster.  They signed on with me in late February of 2016, and set forth on a journey of faith with fundraising and prayers for their new baby.

They bravely presented their story to several cases throughout the spring and summer, until one day they received a call from a Christian agency just an hour away from their home.  
Their was a little boy due in about a month -- were they interested?
They have since gone on to develop a wonderful open adoption with his birth mom.
This is one adored little boy!
Here's a bit more about their son's arrival, in Heather's words:
"A year ago today we had the honor of being present at the hospital while our son was born! 

I can't help but to recount today hour by hour minute by minute exactly what we were doing a year ago today. He was born at 12:26 pm and minutes afte…

Adoption story - Tyler + Erin

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Congratulations to this sweet family on the big FIRST BIRTHDAY of their sweet Piper!

I adore Tyler and Erin -- they signed on with me in April of 2016 and were trusting in divine  Providence to lead them to their child.  I immediately starting working with them to become Home Study certified,as our team designed their awesome family profile book.

They were home study ready in May, and open to every case I shared with them. It is always so disappointing to hear a No.  But in adoption, I have learned there's always a reason.  The "no" you might hear, is because your sweet forever baby is waiting somewhere else.  The Lord is orchestrating so many details behind the scenes.

Here's a snapshot of the most momentous day in the life of Tyler and Erin.... Sometimes your miracle may be right around the corner from you:



The above photo was taken earlier this month -- celebrating one year of Piper!!


But this story started a year ago..... in a little hospital not too far away from the…

Adoption story - Courtney and Mitchell

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Oh, how I love this family!  They have a "one of a kind" adoption story where they truly had to surrender to the Lord and trust that His Plan was GOOD.  I may have spent more time on my knees in prayer for this family than any other, and recruited lots of other prayer warriors as well.

Here's a bit of their story.....

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Courtney and Mitchell signed on with me in August of 2015, and immediately started working on their Home Study to be certified to adopt.

They were matched in the early summer of 2016, and eagerly awaited an October birth.  They were able to travel to meet and bond with the expectant mother that summer, and began a close relationship.

Everything seemed beautiful and lovely. Until it wasn't.

After traveling back to the state of the birth for the expectant mom's planned c-section, the adoption plan was failing.

It was devastating to say the least.

This sweet family drove home with empty arms.

They remained steadfast in the Lord, and never had a w…

Adoption story -- Nicole (and Noah!)

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I just adore helping single mamas achieve their dreams of motherhood, especially when they are as sweet as Nicole.
Nicole came to me in August of last year, seeking to become a mom for the first time -- as a single mom.  She had the total support of her parents and entire extended family behind her, and she was ready to do whatever it took to become a mom.
Trusting in the Lord's guidance, she started the home study process in August and started working on her home study.  I had the joy of designing her beautiful family profile book, which showcased her entire support system -- her parents, and the family members who would be an active part of her baby's life.  (One of my favorite parts of my job as a consultant is working with my families to select the photos used in their family profile books.  As a result, I really get to know them so well!)  I could tell that Nicole has an extremely close-knit family, and any baby that came into her life would be so adored.
Nicole became mama …