I began working with Daniel & Charity in August of 2017 after they had a heartbreaking experience with another agency. They happily started their adoption journey in 2016 with another agency, only to find out the agency had closed their doors shortly after receiving their application. Thankfully, they hadn't paid any fees at that point, but it was still a startled beginning to the plan they had laid out. Their hearts were broken, and they felt a halting devastation. Eager to continue on this path the Lord led them to, they remembered hearing about Christian Adoption Consultants, and reached out for more information. This is when I connected with Charity, and heard their story.
While they finished their home study process, I had the honor of creating their profile book. While creating their book, I loved learning about their family and how they were drawn to adoption as a way to continue growing their family. Within the first two months of signing on with CAC, they were ready to start reviewing situations! They presented to several situations over the next four months, but it wasn't until February that they would receive the news they had been waiting on. There was an adorable 11 month old baby boy who needed a family, and they of course said yes again! They presented their profile to Zane's birth mom, and they prayerfully waited for their answer.
In Charity's words:
I will never forget the call on February 1st, 2018! There was an agency in Florida advocating for an 11 month old little boy, who needed a forever family. They said that his birth mother had reviewed our profile and was feeling drawn towards us, but if chosen, we would have to be in court on the morning of February 5th. We told them we could be there, and prayerfully waited to hear her decision. Not long after that call, we got the news that we were chosen to be the parents of this amazing little boy, and we hurried to make preparations for the trip. We were uncertain of many details, but we remembered that we needed to just Abide and Trust in Him! The long trip from Georgia to Florida was not easy! Our transmission went out on our van on the way, and to make a long story short, we used Uber, rental cars, and several mechanics to get to court on time. It was a whirlwind of an experience, but we wouldn't trade anything because it was just an unexpected adventure to meeting our sweet boy.
We quickly met our boy, and we were so in love! While in Florida, we also got to spend time with his birth mom, and I have to say, we love her so much! Since that meeting, we continue to stay in touch, and we hope to continue growing our relationship with her. We knew that God was calling us to adopt a child, but during this we realized that He has also called us to love and minister to his first momma as well. This journey, for us, has been about overcoming our fears, and saying yes to Jesus over and over again. This whole adoption process has grown our faith beyond what we expected, and we are so thankful for His goodness. He never ceased to take care of us, and guide us through our adoption journey!
Little Zane just turned two years old, and he is doing amazing in his forever family! He has a big brother and big sister who love him, and a mom and dad who adore him. It has been such a joy and honor to watch this family walk out their faith journey, and fully trust His plan, even through the unexpected. Welcome home baby (or should I say "Big Boy") Zane!
I would be honored to help guide you on your Adoption Journey of Hope!
For more information on Domestic or International adoption, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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