Monday, October 10, 2011

How are we doing this adoption???

 First things first......look at me I am beautiful everyone!
 Cousins are fun!!!!
 This little cousin- the miracle that was born one year ago Saturday is just soooo cute!!!!!
 Sarah had to get in on the lovin'
 Hanging out with my aunt Jane and cousins kiddos :)
 Can you see the love?
 Oh yeah- hey everyone you are making me blush......
 Joanna thinks it is funny.
 Boys on scooters (yeah they are pink, but they just like the scooters)
 Exploring the park.....
 Joanna squatting.  There is something very cute about a baby squatting down :)
 Watch out they come!!!!!!!!
 Joanna getting in the sand....oh dear cigarette butts too- don't worry I scooped her up after I took the pic because I noticed them- ewwww......
We had fun last week getting together with family having a picnic and playing at the park!  The weather has been perfect- a little cooler than the normal heat.

So I have had a lot of people already ask- how do you plan to do this special needs adoption?  That is a great question- so glad you asked!!!!  Because I get to share with you an all new program through Christian Adoption Consultants!

Special Needs Adoption Program with CAC

October 5, 2011
by tracieloux
Because we believe that every child deserves a loving family, we have created a program designed specifically for families who desire to make themselves available to adopt children with special needs or who are difficult to place because of their age (children 3 and older or sibling groups).
Many of these situations come up within the foster care system, but we have seen an increase of the number of special needs situations with in the world of adoption agencies and attorneys. It is our desire at Christian Adoption Consultants to be a resource to families whose hearts are drawn to special needs adoption and to be a resource to agencies seeking families for special needs adoption situations.
We define special needs as any medically diagnosed disorder like Down syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, HIV, heart problems requiring surgical intervention, or any number of other syndromes or medical disorders. (We will not be considering drug/alcohol exposure in this category unless it is very severe.)
We are including adoption of children 3 and older in our special needs program because of the likelihood that these children will have emotional and behavioral issues and the frequency of RAD, ADHD or Autism occurring in older child adoptions. Older child adoptions can appear in agency/attorney adoptions when the biological family is no longer able to care for a child that they have attempted to raise. Older child adoptions can also occur when an adoptive family has entered into an adoption (often an international adoption) and has come to the place where they do not feel able to care for and parent the child they have adopted. This is called an adoption disruption.
If you are open to adopting a child with special needs or an older child and you are NOT wanting to pursue healthy newborn situations, this may be be perfect fit for you.
Please email if you would like more information on our Special Needs Adoption Program.
Tracie Loux
Senior Adoption Consultant
Special Needs Program Director
Christian Adoption Consultants

Of course I have asked permission to copy and paste this.  Tracie's response YES PLEASE!!!
Here is the actual link to her page.

Feel free to email Tracie if you have any questions or visit CAC website HERE

Of course if you are my facebook friend you have also seen many of the situations I have posted about.  Some of those are also through Mother Goose Adoptions or Creating Christian Families.  Others have been from Tracie, or other people that are asking for help in finding a family for a child.  ANY time I can help find a child/ren homes I jump at it!!!  I will still be posting those as well- of course don't be surprised if after our homestudy I am the one jumping in to ask to be the placement ;)  he he he......

****Praise The Lord!!!!  We found someone to do our homestudy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I know some of you think- big deal?  BUT if you have a larger family and want to do a special needs adoption it isn't always easy.  SO WE ARE PRAISING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! 

Here is a reply we had already received from another agency.....
In a general sense, I would not recommend a large family to adopt a special
needs child since these children require more time and care.  Something that
would be hard to do in a large family without sacrificing the needs of the
other children.
Ummm....yeah.....they don't know our family!!!!!!  Praise God we got an honest answer before paying them any money!!!  I was really up front!!!  Because I wanted an honest answer!!!  Thank the LORD the social worker doing our homestudy is cheaper anyway :)  YEAH!!!!  And she loves big families and she homeschools!!!  :)  OH YEA JACKPOT!!!!  
Now to start planning on how to, fun, fun.....


  1. Yea Dawn! I can't wait to see what God does with this!! :)

  2. I love the pictures of Joanna. Her dress is so cute!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU. Haven't checked your blog in a few days. BIG NEWS!!! PRAISE GOD!!!! Will be praying for you.

  4. So glad to hear you found someone to do the homestudy. And you're right; anyone that thinks there is even half a chance that a child adopted into your family would lack attention just doesn't know you.

  5. Dawn ~ I'm still smiling over your news! Glad you have found someone to do your home study!

    Gorgeous pictures of Joanna ~ as always! She sure is cute!

  6. I am so excited for ya’ll!!! And I am fan of Tracie’s. Is her newest little boy not just ADORABLE!!!
    Praying for your family during this fun time.