Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Myth

It's hard to adopt in the United States.

WRONG: Today I got a call from Amy Young, the owner of Christian Adoption Consultants, for whom I work, asking if I have any families home study ready yet. I'm currently working with three couples who are in the early stages of their home studies. Today we are calling all of our clients to find homes for three babies born today or in the last few days that need homes. All of the babies are AA or bi-racial. The agency does not have families for them.

So, the bottom line, if you are interested in adoption, and especially if you are open to race, please contact us and let us help you!

Adoption Abbreviations 101

Great question about my last post, what do all those abbreviations mean?

Here it goes:
AA- African American
CC- Caucasion
Hisp- Hispanic
UN- Unknown

I think that about does it.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Labor of Love

I currently have several couples who are beginning their adoption journey. What I remind them all is that all the ground work that they are doing is part of their "labor." The paperwork seems endless some days, the pressure of finances can be daunting, and the ache in the heart to know the child that will someday be theirs is often times heavy to bear. Because I've walked this journey I know the reality of this "labor of love."

There were days when our journey seemed no different for me than the months I carried my biological children in my womb. And there were days when it seems like an even deeper "carrying." Though I didn't carry Elia in my womb, I carried my her in my heart, in my mind, and in my spirit. Love was for her was born in my heart, planted there by God.

So I encourage you today, if you are walking this journey, whether you are just starting or you have been walking it for what seems like forever, what you carry in your heart is precious.

As I was thinking of this today, I was reminded of a post I wrote months ago before Elia was born. Read it HERE if you're interested.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Make plans to join us at our next adoption seminar in Kansas City on February 23rd at 10am. The seminar will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church at 310 West 106th Street, KC, MO 64114 (at 106th and Wornall). Please call to register because seating is limited.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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