Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Please make note that I will no longer be posting on this website.
My new blog address is www.thespiritofadoption.wordpress.com
If you follow my blog, please take note of the change, and if you have a blog link to my blog on your blog, please edit the address!!!

Thanks a bunch,

Family Photo: Brett and Lori

I know I already posted a congratulations to Brett and Lori, but they now have a sweet "family picture" that I wanted to share.

This big brother waited and prayed faithfully a long time for his precious sister! Don't you just love this!

Available Situation Update

CC, gender unk, due in Sept, AZ, 28.5K plus 6K living
CC/AA, gender unk, due June 15, AL, 30K
CC/Hisp, gender unk, due Nov, IL, 20K plus 5K living
3/4 Hisp/1/4 NA baby boy, due Aug 28th, UT 30K plus full medical (5-7K) ICWA legals are 3K
3/4 AA, 1/4 CC boy, due July 28th, UT 16K plus possible medical (5-7K), possible special needs (contact for more details)
AA baby girl, due July 27th, GA 16K plus 4K legal (BM has sickle cell trait)
AA baby boy, due July 12th, VA 16K plus 5K legal

For more information about our services, please contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Congratulations Brett and Lori (and big brother Mason)

Sometimes the wait is longer than we'd like, and Brett and Lori know first hand the heartache of waiting. And then their gift arrived. Beautiful and perfect, and I'm sure well worth the wait.

Brett and Lori, congratulations on the birth of your daughter. The Lord is faithful.

And a great BIG congratulations to big brother Mason! You're a might handsome big brother, and I'm pretty sure that little sister of yours will always have you watching out for her and protecting her.

And I just read this quote on Lori's facebook page and had to share:

"Mom, she is just like the baby I had dreams about.... except for whatever that is on her belly button. That definitely wasn't in my dream."- Mason

Family Needed for 11 Year Old Boy

Looking for a family to adopt an 11 year old boy here in the US through one of our agencies.
I will not post more information at the moment due to the sensitive nature of this situation.
If you are home study ready and open to adopting an older child, please email me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Congratulations Greg and Jessica

Congratulations Greg and Jessica on the birth of your daughter. A special congratulations to an incredible big sister as well! Don't you just love the look in big sister's eyes.

Greg and Jessica started with CAC on January 7th.
Started applying to agencies on February 24th
Then they waited, and waited.... Jessica had just joked with me earlier that same morning titling one of her emails to me "Persistent Jess," asking if I had heard about any new situations. She knew God had a baby just for them, but still waiting is hard. I kept telling her that when it happens it might happen fast, and it sure enough did.

When I got a call on Monday about a baby girl born on Mother's Day, I made a few quick phone calls around 3:30PM and by 4:00PM, Greg and Jessica were matched and their whirlwind adoption began. By 4:45PM Jess had emailed me her flight itinerary.

By 4AM the following day they left their house bound for Texas. They met their daughter at 12:30PM and by 8PM that same day they were discharged from the hospital with their precious bundle.

NOTE: to all of my waiting clients, I'm working on putting together some information for you on how to be best prepared for a WHIRLWIND ADOPTION. They happen A LOT! Hopefully my experiences, as well as the experiences of other clients will help you be prepared if your little bundle arrives in a hurry!

For more information about our services contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Available Situation UPDATE

CC/Hisp girl, due in mid-May (AZ) 28.5K plus 4K living
Hisp gender UNK, due July (AZ) 28.5K plus 5K living
Bi-racial male, due June 15 (UT), 22.5K
CC, male, due June 15 (UT), 30.5K

Please keep in mind this list is representative of the situations that we hear about each week. Many of the situations, we hear about never even have time to be posted on the blog because of the speed in which they come and go.

BE READY! Get your home study, get your application and contract turned into us, and have a profile ready to go. Emergency situations come nearly every day, and you don't want to miss out! (More on how to be prepared for an emergency adoption situation in an upcoming article.)

CONSULTING FEE FOR OUR MINORITY PROGRAM are 20% off (normally 10% off)

Feel free to call me at 816-550-4707
Or email me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Reasons to Use and Adoption Consultant

Four years ago when we began to pursue adoption the main thing that paralyzed me was the "I don't where to start, I don't want to wait forever, and I don't have any money..." list of issues in front of me. I had never heard of an "adoption consultant" until friends of ours told us about Amy Young.

I'm not trying to drum up business, though I would jump up and down at the opportunity to help you in your adoption journey. What I do want to do is give you my simple run down of why using an adoption consultant changed my whole view of what adopting a baby would be like!

Using an adoption consultant:
1. Provides added security, protection, and peace of mind during the adoption process.
2. Provides advice on financing adoption.
3. Allows for a shorter wait time.
4. Provides connections to multiple agencies in "adoption friendly" states on your behalf.
5. Answers all those little questions you have, every step of the way.

Honestly, the reason I'm working now for Christian Adoption Consultants is because of the amazing experience that we had with them during our adoption; and because I truly want to help others walk through the journey of adoption with a sense of peace and joy!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Congratulations Eddie and Jennifer

Congratulations Eddie and Jennifer on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!

Eddie and Jennifer started with Christian Adoption Consultants on March 18, 2010. They were matched on April 15th and their beautiful daughter was born May 4th!

If you would like further information on our services, please email me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Available Situation Update

Bi-racial boy due July 10 in UT, 22.5K

Caucasian/African American baby boy due June 1 in UT. Agency fees are 24,500 plus possible medical.

African American baby boy due June 17 in LA. Agency fees are 16K plus 4K legal.

Hispanic baby girl due in May in AZ. Agency fees are 28,500 (includes all medical and legal but finalization) plus 6K in living

Caucasian baby UNK gender due in July in FL. Agency fees are 28,500 (includes all medical and legal but finalization) plus 6K in living.

Caucasian/Hispanic baby unknown gender due in Nov. in IL. Agency fees are 28,500 (includes all medical and legal but finalization) plus 5K in assistance to mom.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Available Situation Update

Caucasian, Unk Gender, July, $34K

Caucasian/Hispanic, unk Gender, Nov, $25-$30K

Caucasian/AA, Boy, June, $33K

Caucasian/AA, Boy, June, $25K

Caucasian, Boy, Apr 25, $30K

Please contact me for more information regarding our services

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Together for Easter

Just couldn't resist posting this "happy reunion" photo, as Baby Joanna meets her awesome siblings just in time for Easter!
Congratulations once again Jason and Dawn!

Adoption Tax Credit Update

I always cringe when I'm asked to explain the adoption tax credit and usually manage to muddle my way through it with a "but please please ask your accountant to explain it to you" at the end!

You may have heard that the tax credit has been extended and that it has been improved. Great news for all of you starting your adoption journey this year!

For the best explanation I have read of the Adoption Tax Credit CLICK HERE!! and read an article written by attorney John Hine and adoption expert Laura Beauvais-Godwin.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Available Situation Update

CC, gender UNK, Due July in FL (28.5K plus living)
CC, gender UNK, Due June in AZ (28.5K plus living)

AA male, due Ap 9, 16K plus medical (UT)
Bi-racial Male, due Ap 26, 22.5K plus legal (LA)
Bi-racial Male, Due May 11, 22.5K plus medical (UT)
CC, female, May 22, 30.5K plus medical (UT)

CC, male, May 28, 25K, UT (drug exposure, birthmom hospitalized on bedrest)
AA, gender UNK, 16K plus 4K legal, (UT)
CC/NA, girl, 30K plus 4.5K legal (alcohol exp 1st 2 months of preg, birthmom has Hep C)
AA, gender UNK, April 17 (in VA under UT law) 16K plus 4K legal
CC/AA, gender UNK, due May 1st, 24K plus 5K legal (NJ)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Available Situation UPDATE

URGENT: AA baby boy with a scheduled induction date of April 9 in UT, but mom has already been to the hospital once with contractions, so it could be sooner. Agency fees are 16K plus medical.

Other Situations:
Hisp Baby boy due April 15 in UT. Agency fees are 25K plus medical. (Application for Medicaid is in, so may be minor medical fees. Mom has used meth during this pregnancy.)

CC baby boy due May 28 in UT. Agency fees are 25K. (Mom used meth during this pregnancy. Baby will probably come early - she is on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy.)

AA baby unknown gender due April 25 in UT. Agency fees are 16K plus medical.

CC/Native American baby girl due May 5 in OK. (UT laws will govern.) Agency fees of 30K plus legal of 4.5K. Mom has Hep C, so there is a 5% chance baby will, also.

AA baby unknown gender due April 17 in VA. (UT laws will govern.) Agency fees of 16K plus 4K legals.

AA/CC baby unknown gender due May 1 in NJ. Agency fees are 24K plus legal of 5K.

CC baby unknown gender due in FL in July Agency fees of 28.5K, plus 6K in living exp

AA baby unknown gender due in MS (UT laws will govern) in May agency fees of 17K plus 2K in living exp.

CC baby unknown gender due in June in AZ Agency fees are 28,500 plus 12K in assistance to mom. She has placed twice before with this agency.

Hisp baby unknown gender due in May in AZ. Agency fees of 28K plus 5K in assistance to mom.

AA baby unknown gender due in April in AZ. Agency fees of 19K for out of state residents and17K for AZ residents plus 2K in assistance to mom.

AA/CC Baby boy due in UT May 11. Agency fees of 22.5K plus medical.

Contact me for more info on these situations or for more info about Christian Adoption Consultants and the services we offer. tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Congratulations Jason and Dawn

Isn't she a beauty?

Are you ready for this? Jason and Dawn signed a contract with Christian Adoption Consultants on March 22, 2010. They were presented with two possible situations that very next day and were officially matched on March 24, 2010 with a baby that had been born on March 23rd. They signed all their matching paperwork and got on a plane early the next morning to meet their daughter.

When I tell people who are open to minority adoption that they could literally be matched in days, I'm not sure they really believe me. Do you believe me now?

Feel free to hop over the Dawn's blog and congratulate them!

For more information on our Minority Adoption Program email me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Congratulations Joe and Erin

Joe and Erin started their home study process in August 2009 and finished their home study in November 2009. They began applying to agencies in December 2009. They were matched in a whirlwind the weekend of March 13th with a precious little boy who had already been born. They had to drive 5 hours to catch a plane since there were no flights out in their city that weekend. And I think within 24 hours, their son was in their arms.

Congratulations Joe and Erin on the birth of your son! You get an A+ for stepping into high gear and for your sudden initiation into the joys of parenthood! So happy for you guys!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mac Powell Family Testimony

I wanted to share this amazing adoption testimony from Mac and Amy Powell.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Celebrating Adoption in OUR HOME!

Our family celebrated the birth of two of our children this month!

Our son Aiden who we adopted last year from Ukraine, celebrated his first birthday as an American citizen and as OUR SON! Happy 4th Birthday, my precious boy!

Elia Jane (pictured in my header) just turned 3 years old. Elia was adopted at birth here in the United States. She has opened our hearts to the beauty of adoption, and it is because of Elia that I do what I do today, helping other couples walk out their adoption journeys.
For more about our family, please feel free to pop over to our family blog at www.tracieloux.wordpress.com

Available Situation Update

CC, Unk Gender, due July, 28.5K plus 6K living
AA, Unk Gender, due May, 17K plus 2K living
AA, Unk Gender, due April, 17-19K, plus 2K living
Hisp, Unk Gender, Due May, 28K, plus 5K living
CC, Unk Gender, due June, 28.5K, plus 12K living

Bi-racial, Male, due May 25, 22.5K plus medical
CC/Hisp, Male, due March 29, 30.5K plus medical
CC/Hisp, Male, due April 27, 30,5K plus medical

Hisp, Male, May 18, 30K plus 5-7K medical (BM used Meth)
AA, Unk Gender, April 12, 16K plus 5-7K medical
AA, Unk Gender, April 25, 16K plus 5-7K medical
AA, Unk Gender, May 18, 16K plus 5-7K medical

Please contact me for more information on how and Adoption Consultant can help you on your adoption journey. tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com or call 816-550-4707

REMINDER: Any one signing up for consulting services in MARCH will receive a 10% discount off of their consulting fees. If you are open to considering our MINORITY PROGRAM, you would receive 20% off for the month of MARCH (normally a 10% discount).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Minority Adoption

There is a great need for couples open to considering minority adoption (African American newborns). If you are interested please contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

For the month of March we are offering 20% off consulting services for our Minority Program.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Updated Adoption Situations

Updated as of today:

Hisp Baby Boy due May 18th in UT -30K plus medical of 5-7K

AA Baby Boy due March 24th in UT -16K plus medical of 5-7K

AA Baby of Unknown Gender due April 3 in UT -16K plus medical of 5-7K

CC Unknown gender due in AZ in June -28.5K plus 12K in assistance to mom

AA/CC Baby Girl due in FL in April-25K total - includes all but finalization

AA/CC TWINS (Boy/Girl) will be born in VA - UT laws will govern Due in June. - 30K includes all but finalization and 9K in assistance to mom

AA Baby boy due March 12 in UT -16K plus medical

AA/CC Baby Boy due May 25 in UT -22.5K plus medical

Hisp Baby Boy due March 11 in UT -30.5K plus medical

CC Baby Girl due March 16 in UT -30.5K plus medical

CC/Hisp Baby boy due March 29 in UT -30.5K plus medical

If you have any questions regarding these situations or the services we provide at CAC, email me anytime at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

AND DON'T FORGET: We are offering 10% off our consulting services for the month of MARCH only, an additional 10% off applies to all clients in our Minority Program (ask for details).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Consulting Discount!!!!!!

From now until the end of March we are offering 10% off of our consulting services for new clients. If you are interested in more information on working with an Adoption Consultant contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

In addition our Minority Program is always 10% off for clients open to adopting full AA children. So that would be a 20% discount during this time for our Minority Program.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Available Situation UPDATE

1.) Bi-Racial Girl, FL, $25K

2.) Bi-Racial Twins, $40K

3.) AA Girl, $16K

4.) AA Boy, UT, $16K

5.) AA Boy, UT, $16K

6.) AA Boy, Feb 28, $17K

7.) AA Boy, May 4, $17K

8.) Caucasian Boy, March 8, $30K

9.) Hispanic Boy, March 11, $30K

10.) CC/Hisp, March 29, $30K

For more information on how working with an Adoption Consultant can help you on your adoption journey, contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Available Situation UPDATE

Hispanic/Caucasian baby boy due in IN, Jan. 26 Agency fee of 30K plus 5K in legals and 4K in assistance to mom

Caucasian baby girl, Due in UT Feb. 4 Agency fee 30,500 + medical

Caucasian baby boy, due in UT Feb. 9 Agency fee 30,500 + medical

Caucasian baby girl due in UT March 13 Agency fee of 30,500 + medical

Caucasian/Hispanic baby boy due in UT March 29 Agency fee of 30,500 + medical

African American Baby girl due in UT March 7 Agency fee of 17,500 + medical

Caucasian Baby Boy due Feb. 19th in UT Birth mom has consumed alcohol and meth during pregnancy She is on medicaid

African American Baby boy due March 4th in UT Agency fees of 16K plus full medical (5-7K)

Please contact me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more information on how working with an adoption consultant can benefit you on your adoption journey.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jonathan and Jennifer

Jonathan and Jennifer celebrated the first birthday of their son on July 23rd. What a handsome young man! I just received this new family photo and word that they would like me to serve as their consultant on their second adoption. I could not be more excited!

Jonathan and Jennifer, I am so happy for you guys and cannot wait to see who the Lord plans to add to your family this year! He is so Faithful.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Congratulations Matt and Karen

Congratulations Matt and Karen on the birth of your son!
A true Christmas miracle. I'm am so happy for you guys.

As I have been reminded once again these past few weeks, there are times when we just cannot understand God's ways. The Rita Spring song, "Worth It All" has been bouncing around in my head for days:

"I don't understand Your ways
Oh but I will give You my song
Give You all of my praise
You hold on to all my pain
With it You are pulling me closer
And pulling me into Your ways

Now around every corner
And up every mountain
I'm not looking for crowns
Or the water from fountains
I'm desperate in seeking, frantic believing
That the sight of Your face
Is all that I need
I will say to You

It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it all
I believe this
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it all
I believe this"

Matt and Karen's adoption journey was far from a fairy tale. It was wracked with disappointment, pain and sorrow. Before I met them, they had adopted a daughter, Emilie. After 4 months of having her in their home they lost her due to tribal law (Native American adoption). They came to me hearts broken, and longing to have a family. We moved forward with utmost care and did everything possible to see them matched with the safest situation possible.

They were matched very quickly with a great situation and then found out that their birth mom had a miscarriage. They were matched again and it seemed to be going so well, until Thanksgiving when they found out that they birthmother had given birth and changed her mind. Another devastating blow.

I always tell couples that we work to find the safest, least risky situations we can but at the end of the day we are still dealing with a human heart. And human hearts are often unpredictable.

It goes without saying that Matt and Karen were heart broken. I was reeling as well, and to be honest not understanding what God was up to at all. I still firmly believe and cling to Psalm 139 knowing that "all our days were written in His book before one of them came to be," and I know that God knows exactly which child will join each of my families and the exact day that they will enter their lives. That doesn't lessen the sting or the pain of watching one of my couples walk through heart ache.

So imagine our delight when we got the call that they had been matched with a beautiful baby boy who had already been born and that all of the legal consents had been signed! Isn't God amazing. December 21st Matt and Karen, got in the car to make the drive to meet their son, and on December 25th celebrated their first Christmas together as a family of three!

I'm so proud of Matt and Karen for the way they walked this journey with their hearts before the Lord, trusting Him and leaning on Him, even when they couldn't understand His Ways.

Thank You For Your Prayers

I appreciate all of the kind emails and comments. We are very grateful.
I am able to take any adoption inquiries now. Feel free to email me at tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com