What in the world is an Adoption Consultant?

SO many people are very interested to hear that I work in adoption, but to be honest, I giggle to myself sometimes because they have NO IDEA what it actually means 😉 Most who know me on a personal level & know my story can agree that working in adoption is the PERFECT FIT for me & they find it evident that the Lord led me to minister to those walking out their adoption journey.

How heartwarming, right?! It really is, but it’s funny because when I tell them I’m “officially” an Adoption Consultant, they have lots of questions as to what exactly I DO in the adoption field. ***funniest part is, most people think I just get to snuggle babies and congratulate brand new families, skipping to the next amazing situation*** WRONG! While, I must admit, I do get to snuggle babies and I do have the honor of seeing a brand new family for the first time, it’s not always that picture perfect.

If you’re considering adoption, walking through the process or have already adopted….you understand exactly what I’m talking about. Like anything in life, there is absolute beauty and gut-wrenching trials…….and adoption is no different.

Adoption can be confusing, time consuming, and financially overwhelming, but with the right support it can be an incredibly rewarding experience! Some of the benefits of choosing to work with an Adoption Consultant are below, but these benefits are only the tip of the iceberg! 🙂

  • Financial Advice – Knowing the resources you have available to you as an adoptive couple will help you make sound, wise financial decisions and save you time and money.  We offer detailed information on how to fund your adoption through grants, loans, tax benefits and fundraising.
  • Education and Guidance  – Our individualized consultations and step-by-step reference manual will guide you from your first questions about adoption until your adoption is finalized.
  • Personal Advocate – An adoption consultant will advise you on the warning signs and help you navigate the confusing adoption process.
  • Experienced Professionals – An adoption consultant not only has years of professional experience but most are adoptive parents and some are even former clients of Christian Adoption Consultants.

Our domestic consulting services includes a couple of added benefits:

  • Shorter Wait Time – On average, domestic adoption by families educated through  consulting services typically take less than 6-10 months!
  • Multiple Agency Networking – An adoption consultant will educate you on adoption agencies and attorneys located in adoption-friendly states that are ethical and often in need of adoptive families.

And, if you haven’t been told already, PLEASE let me tell you, it is SO special that you are feeling called to adopt!!! Adoption is, truly, the living out the gospel. It is 100% God’s heart. He created it! Just as God adopts those who receive Christ as their Savior into His spiritual family, so should we prayerfully consider adoption children into our own physical families – giving them the very opportunity He gave us…to become Sons and Daughters, to become a part of a family and to be LOVED.

I already think you’re amazing! If you have questions or would like to chat with me more, I would absolutely love to assist you to the best of my ability. I assist families all over the country! (if you’re in the Tampa Bay area, I would LOVE to grab a coffee!) Feel free to reach out — Jonnilyn@ChristianAdoptionConsultants.com  or  941-216-6277.

xoxo,

Jonnilyn

What my CAC clients have to say:

“We did our research and found a small agency we thought would be perfect for us. We completed our home study, saved our money and were ready to see what God’s plan was for us; however, month after month we waiting again… disappointed with the lack of presented situations.  We were frustrated and didn’t know if we could continue to wait so we took a little vacation and did a lot of thinking, praying and research… that’s when we found CAC. We were connected with Jonnilyn and knew instantly this was the right fit for us.  She was available to talk whenever we had questions and made sure that we were comfortable and following our discussed adoption plan throughout the process.  She reassured us that we would be parents and that God had a plan for us.” – Adoptive Mama, Megan

 

“Two days after we returned home from the failed adoption we called Jonnilyn and Christian Adoption Consultants. After our first phone call with Jonnilyn we knew this was the route we needed to take. We all of a sudden realized what we had been missing the whole time in our entire adoption process, an advocate for us, someone who cared about us as individuals and not just the number of birth moms coming in the door. She listened to our story, learned about who we were, and our desires for our family. So it was a no brainer, we signed up with Jonnilyn and CAC at the beginning of May. Thank you to Jonnilyn and CAC! Working with you was a wonderful way to grow our family. – Adoptive Mama, Laura

 

“Months after having our homestudy complete, I felt so alone and unsure if I was doing the right things and contacting the right agencies. And then I came across Jonnilyn and CAC at the perfect time. All of a sudden I didn’t feel alone in the process, I felt like I had a true advocate. Jonnilyn always knew the right things to say to lift my spirits and put me back on track. She honestly got me through some tough times. Jonnilyn always reminded me to keep our faith and that God had a plan for us and was with us on this journey, and it was OK to be scared but God did not bring us all the way here to leave us alone in the process. Amazingly almost 3 months to the day of when we had our failed adoption in August, we were blessed with our son Leo. I always had someone to talk to, someone that understood what I was feeling and what I needed to hear at that moment. Jonnilyn and CAC were such a blessing in our adoption journey.” – Adoptive Mama, Dreama