When my husband and I made the decision to grow our family through adoption we were extremely excited! After we began researching, we realized there was so much about the process that we didn’t understand. When I reached out to a local adoption agency I became discouraged by the average wait time, and I didn’t know what questions I needed to be asking. After a few weeks of unfruitful research and trying to do it on our own, we discovered it was much more complex than we anticipated. We needed a map and a guide to help us navigate our journey. I’d heard so many great things about Christian Adoption Consultants (CAC) from some of my close friends so I decided to give them a call.
After I got off the phone with Senior Adoption Consultant, Katie Fenska, I told my husband, “I feel like I’ve known her forever.” She was very kind, helpful, understanding, and she didn’t make me feel ignorant when I asked a hundred questions. I got a strong sense of her genuine care and love for her adoptive families. I also immediately felt peace about our decision to move forward with CAC.
Very quickly I realized she was more than an adoption consultant. Her title of “Senior Adoption Consultant” doesn’t adequately explain the role she had in our adoption journey. Nor does it properly explain what she means to our family. She quickly became a dear friend, our biggest prayer warrior, and our greatest source of encouragement. There were times during our journey when I was overwhelmed by the process and she would just listen. I always left our conversations feeling closer to God and more aware of His hand in our journey, even when the circumstances were uncertain.
From the moment we signed on with CAC it’s as if a heavy weight was lifted off of our shoulders. We knew where the final destination was, but we were clueless how to get there. CAC provided us with a step-by-step reference manual that guided us through the entire adoption process. It was our map! But they didn’t just throw a piece of paper in our direction and expect us to navigate the journey by ourselves. Instead, our consultant became our personal advocate, providing education and guidance every step of the way. She helped us find the right agencies and adoption situation for our family and assisted us in understanding the levels of risk associated with the adoption process. CAC connected us to multiple trustworthy adoption agencies and attorneys, thus drastically cutting down our wait time (our family matched within 3 months!)
I tell everyone that working with CAC was the best and easiest decision we made in our adoption journey. Shortly after the birth of our twins I joined the staff at CAC. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that is passionate about adoption and who genuinely care about our families. Our staff has combined over 45 years of adoption experience! Most of our team has previously adopted and/or are former clients of CAC. It’s because of this that we understand the difficulties, joys and challenges associated with the adoption process as many of us have walked through some of them personally. I love being a part of a team that prays consistently for not only the hopeful adoptive parents, but the expectant mamas and birth families as well. I’m honored to be a part of something that I’m so passionate about and consider it a joy to help guide families through their own adoptive journey.
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