Thursday, December 24, 2009

Please Keep Our Family in Your Prayers

Our family has suffered an incredible loss. My husband's brother Derek was killed in a car accident yesterday. We would appreciate your prayers during this difficult time.

Our brother Derek was a champion, a true hero living out what he preached about adoption.
Here's what one of our dear friends, Randy Bohlender wrote:

"Derek leaves a beautiful wife, Renee, and ten children, two biological daughters, five girls adopted from the Marshall Islands, and three sons adopted from the Ukraine. They are quite possibly the most beautiful assembly of human beings I have ever seen.

Derek was a powerful musician, singer and songwriter…but it was his message of adoption that rocked most of us to our core – and then he had the audacity to live out his own message right on front of us, daring us to do the same."

For more information visit my family blog at

and Derek and Renee's blog at

To read more about their ministry plase visit

If you need to contact me about adoption please give me a few weeks to mourn this loss. If you have immediate questions please email

I will be back to work soon. Doing what I do, helping other families adopt, is one small way that I can keep the flame that Derek lit so boldly burning.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Congratulations Chandler and Susie

Chandler and Susie started with Christian Adoption Consultants on November 6, 2009.
I finished their profile around December 9th, just as they were finishing their home study update.

On DECEMBER 9th we rushed to get their profile to a situation that we became aware of that same day! On December 10th they were presented to a birth mom and were chosen to be the parents to this beautiful baby girl. (This precious one was 6 months old)

I am happy to report that this happy little family made it home this past weekend. Just in time to prepare to celebrate their first Christmas together!

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS, Susie, Chandler and Baby "M"

If you are interested in learning more about Christian Adoption Consultants please email me at or call me directly 816-550-4707.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Current Available Situations

The list below is representative of some of the situations available to our current clients. (See sidebar for information on how we come to post these situations)

Biracial Twins due in June in VA (UT laws will govern adoption) Agency fees of 30K includes all legals but finalization and 9K in assistance to mom

African American Baby Boy due Feb. 6th in AZ Agency fees of 10K plus 2K in assistance to mom and legals of 5K for in state family and $6500 for out of state families

Caucasian Unknown gender baby due in Feb. in NV (UT laws will govern) Agency fees of 18,500 includes all legals but finalization plus 7K in assistance to mom

African American Baby boy due Jan. 15th in IN Agency fees of 10K plus 3K in assistance to mom plus legals

African American baby girl due Jan 2010 in UT Agency fees of 18,500 plus medical (5-6K)

For more information email me at or call me at 816-550-4707

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Congratulations Brian and Courtney

This handsome little guy is a miracle. And I am so blessed to have played a small part in seeing him brought into his forever family.

And for proof that even big families can adopt, here he is getting loved on by each of his 9 siblings!

Congratulations to the entire "Rockstar Family" on the birth of your son and brother! He's a "Rockstar" for sure! If you'd like to know more about this precious family, visit their blog at STORING UP TREASURES.

For more information on our services please contact me at or call me 816-550-4707

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Nora!

Today is Nora's Birthday! Another true gift from God to this precious family.

Friday, December 4, 2009