Friday, October 30, 2009

Stuations...More to come!!!

Situations: CC baby due in February...$25,500
AA baby Unknown gender due Nov. 12 $17k
AA baby unknown gender due Dec. 4 $17k
AA baby unknown gender due Jan. 15 $18k
AA baby boy- Due Dec. 14th $18k

More coming!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Situations...

Bi-Racial baby girl, due Dec. 23rd...Fees are $24-$26k
B-Racial Baby Boy due next week...Fees are $28,900
AA baby boy due Dec. 14th...fees are $20k
AA baby gender unknown, due in January...Fees are $18k
AA baby boy due Dec. 1st...Fees are $21k

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another Situation...

AA baby girl, due Dec. 23!!! This is a clean case with bfather who will sign, no drugs, health issues, or mental illness. She did drink 2 drinks before knowing she was pregnant in the 1st trimester!!! She want only a family with 2 children or less!!!! She does not like SPANKING, and will not consider families that spank!!!! Fees are less than $13k.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Situations available...

Okay! I have several situations: Here they are:

CC baby gender unknown due in March...Fees are $32k
CC baby gender unknown due in December...Fees are $29k
Portugese/Middle Eastern gender unknown, due in February...Fees are $29k
AA baby boy due in November...Fees are $18k
AA baby boy due in December...Fees are $18k

And will have several more tomorrow!!!

If you are interested, please email me!! Thanks!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another match!!

Praise the Lord! We just had another family match today! Congrats to Rebecca and Adam! We are so excited for them. Their sweet baby is due on November 16th. That is only 3.5 weeks away! Please pray for them, their birth mom and of course, their sweet baby girl! I will keep you updated in the next few weeks! Thanks for all the prayers!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet the Harmans...

Daniel and Dani Harman are the most recent couple that we have had to match! They are such a great couple. They have actually known my husband for many, many years. I had the pleasure of meeting them for the 1st time this past spring. They had just moved back to the U.S. after living overseas for over 8 years. They are missionaries! They came home, and within a week had bought a house, a car and set-up a consult appointment with us to discuss adoption. They have always wanted 4 children, they have 2 biological children, and have suffered heart-ache with the loss of 2 babies through ectopic pregnancies in the past year or two. The second ectopic pregnancy almost took her life. It was very scary, and that is when they made the decision that adoption would be the best way to build their family. So, they came to our home and we discussed adoption over dinner. We had such a great time discussing the possibilities in the near future. They decided that they would continue to pray about adoption, and about our services.

Several months later, after they had settled into their new home, and a new routine, they called us to start the adoption process. Boy, were they quick too! When they make a decision they don't play around! I LOVE THAT ABOUT THEM!!!! It was great! She called me on a Monday I believe, and by Tuesday she already had the 1st home study appointment scheduled, all the paperwork done for me and for the home study agency! I was impressed. So, I immediately got their profile going, and within in 3 days had it finished and ready for proofing. Within 1 day of having the profile completed, I presented the Harmans with 3 situations that fit their criteria perfectly.

They were pretty open, race was not an issue, gender was not an issue, and really drugs and alcohol were case by case!!! So, we presented. We presented in order of their preference, not simultaneously. So the first presentation, took several days to find out what was going on, but in the end, the birth father had talked her into parenting! They were sad, but obviously that was not the baby that God had planned for them. So we trucked on. The next BM, really never decided, so we along with the agency decided to go ahead an present to the 3rd BM, instead of waiting around!! By this time, the Harmans, are a little discouraged, they didn't tell me so, but I could hear it their voices. So, somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd BM, another agency called and told me about a BM that had just had her baby in Missouri, it was an AA baby girl, and the agency would be picking the family. So, the agency talked to the Harmans and assuming the Harmans could get the money together in 24 hours, they would go pick up this sweet baby. Well, the agency decided they couldn't wait, they had another family that had their funds ready to go, and they were also a perfect match! They were devestated. Again, this obviously wasn't their baby. (Note...the agency called me 2 days later, to inform me that the BM had changed her mind, and that she did not place, BOY IS GOD SO GOOD!!! What heart-ache he saved them from.) So, they presented to the 3rd birth mom. GUESS WHAT???? They MATCHED!!! She loved them! We were ecstatic. The agency set up a BM conference call for the next night, and that would be it. Well, the next night came, and the agency called me to inform me that they were canceling the call. The BM started saying things that made it seem like she was changing her mind, so the agency pulled the plug on the call. We were so bummed, but both the Harmans and I appreciated the fact that the agency was looking out for them. They could have kept the call, accepted the match, and the Harmans would've had to pay their match fee and be locked into this particular agency! Instead they called and said, you guys move forward with other presentations. If she delivers and places this baby we will give the Harmans the chance to adopt this precious baby. We just can't be sure that she is definitely going to place, we are very concerned, and we don't want to see the Harmans hurt. PRAISE THE LORD for an agency who did the right thing! Thank you Lord for looking out for the Harmans!!!

So, we moved forward. We presented on another situation within 2 days. It was also an AA baby boy. After 2 days, we were called by the agency, they were not picked. She actually didn't pick anyone. She wanted to wait for a family with no other children! The agency did have another situation. The BM was in the office right then, and she would be delivering in 2 days. Again, it was a great situation, an AA boy, no drugs, no alcohol, mom and dad would sign, no mental illness, everything was great. So, I called the Harmans, told them they didn't match with the 1st one, but that there was another situation. I told her this baby would be born in 2 days. She said, let me talk to Daniel and I will call you back.

A very deflated Dani called me back to tell me that there was no way that they could come up with the $10k that they were lacking. I tried to encourage her that everything was okay, and that there were still plenty of babies we could present on, NO BIG DEAL!! Knowing full well, that is so easy for me to say, but they were ready for THEIR baby! They were discouraged!

So, the next day was a crazy day for FAC. I had several conference calls with potential clients; I was trying to finish up paperwork on another client that had just matched, run errands, print profiles, etc. So, my phone was ringing off the hook. Somewhere in the middle of my crazy day the agency that told me about the baby about to be born, called me. She left me a message, and asked that I call her back ASAP!! SO, I did. She said that if the Harmans were interested in this baby, they would float them the money until the end of the month. I was so excited, if you know the adoption world, you know agencies don't do this!! They don't do financing! God was up to something! So, I called the Harmans. Daniel answered and handed the phone to Dani. She said we were just talking about you, we were praying about whether or not to call you about that baby that is due tomorrow. Excitedly, I informed her that the agency would float her the money, she said "YES". As the conversation continued she informed that her mom had called 5 minutes before me and informed her that the IRS check, in the amount that they needed, had just arrived in the mail. WOW!!! IS GOD GOOD OR WHAT? Tell me that is coincidence. NO, it isn't! That is God's divine plan! So, now the only obstacle was for them to get picked by the BM. At this point it is 3:30 EST. And that baby is due the next day. So, I give the agency the go ahead to present. Well, the BM didn't see the profiles until 9pm EST. It was gonna be a late night. She had 3 to choose from; she narrowed it down to 2 couples. The Harman’s and one other couple. She wanted a conference call! So, at 11:30ish pm that talked to the BM. Dani called me right when it was over, and said it only lasted 5 minutes. I was shocked it was so short, but 1 hour later, the agency called to tell Daniel and Dani to book a flight, they were going to Utah!!! They would be flying out the next day to pick up their baby! God is so GOOD!!!

They held their baby within 6 weeks of signing our contract. God is Great!!! Their adoption journey was not without disappointment, but I am pretty sure they forgot all that the minute they held their precious baby, John Mark Harman!!!

John Mark Harman
Born October 14th at 11:57 am
5 pounds, 8 ounces and 18 inches of pure joy

Thank you, Lord for the Harmans. Thank you for their precious new baby! Lord, thank you for showing us your sovereignty, and how God, you still perform miracles. Thank you for adopting us, Lord!! Thank you for the most perfect picture of adoption, when you adopt a new Christian into your family! We give you all the glory, and Praise you for each adoption! IN YOUR HOLY NAME, AMEN!!!!

Another Happy Beginning...

Dear Courtney (Faithful Adoption Consultants),

What an exciting journey we are on in preparation for our little boy to be born. We know that this situation was predetermined by God, but took instruments in his service for this adoption miracle to come together as it has. Courtney, you are a gift from God and an important tool that God is using to allow his perfect will to be manifested. God has led you to provide this service for his work, led Tamara to your facebook page after other situations fell apart, allowed doors to open which led to a match within a couple weeks, and we are now certain that we are on path led by God that will be placing a little bundle of boy-joy in our arms that will be God’s “right” baby for us.

You have been so consistent in this process and a true pillar of strength and commitment for us without losing sight of the emotional struggles that adoption can present. We are thrilled that we got to meet you and spend time with you in person the same day we met the birthmother. God says that the Greatest Gift is “Love”, and without hesitation we know that you truly love what you do and the people you serve, as it shows every day in your actions. What a testimony to those you work with!

We are preparing for this miracle baby, which is due within 6 weeks and will continue to keep in touch with all the details of how God is working in our lives and this precious birthmother’s life. Thank you again for every phone call and update that you gave consistently, as it turns a potential stressful journey into a work of God. You truly have been a gift from God to us and have made this a wonderful experience. We will always value you and your friendship.

We Love You,
Steve and Tamara

Steve, Tamara and their birth mom!!! They are so blessed to have gotten to meet her, and be able to thank her in person for the gift that she is giving them!! I am not sure you can put a "thank you" into words, but I know they are never going to stop trying to!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meet Baby Harman!

This is John Mark Harman! Isn't he gorgeous!!!!

Keep Praying...

Thank you PRAYER WARRIORS, thank you for all your prayers. Please keep them coming. In about 1/2 hour, the Harmans birth mom will be signing the papers to relinquish her rights to her precious child. As I write this post, I am in tears for this precious woman that I have never met. I am impressed with her selfless love, with her courage and I admire her making this choice out of love for this baby boy.

Pray for this birth mom, pray that God would give her a peace like she has never known, that through this situation she may know Him. Pray for the Harmans, this is such an emotional time for everyone, please pray that everything will go smoothly! I will keep you updated! Thanks again for your prayers!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Harman

Baby Harman has been born. He is 5 lbs, 8 ounces and is 18 inches long! He is on oxygen right now due to difficulty breathing, but the Drs. don't anticipate moving him to the NICU at this point. Please pray for this sweet baby, the birth parents, and for the Harmans. The Harmans are still traveling, and will not make it to Utah until late tonight. Continue to pray for traveling mercies for them!


I will post pics as soon as they have some!!

Mark Schulz...

Sweet Poem...

If you choose to tell her,
If she wants to know,
How the one who gave her life
Could bear to let her go.
Just tell her there were sleepless nights
I prayed and paced the floors,
And knew the only peace I'd find,
Was if this child was yours.
And maybe, you could tell your baby,
When u love her so,
how she's been loved before
By someone, who delivered her from,
God's arms, to my arms, to yours.

This may not be the answer,
For another girl like me.
But I'm not on a soapbox,
Saying how we all should be.
I'm just trusting in my feelings,
And I'm trusting God above,
And I'm trusting you can give this baby
Both her mother's love.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Answered Prayers....

THEY MATCHED!!! 2 matched in 2 days! GOD IS SO GOOD! I am in tears as I type this post! I am so excited for this sweet family. They have been on an emotional roller coaster the past 2 weeks!! I know when they meet their precious baby boy tomorrow that they will forget all of the things they went through to get to their sweet boy! Congrats Daniel and Dani!!!!

I just got off the phone with Dani, she is beyond excited! God has answered their prayers, He is an AWESOME God! They are such a precious family, and I feel so blessed to know them, and to have been allowed the opportunity to be a part of their growing family! Thank you, Lord, for this precious couple. I pray that you will give them traveling mercies tomorrow, Lord. I pray for their other 2 children, that you would give them peace as their parents prepare to leave them for at least a week, I pray for their sweet birth mom, for her health, and for a healthy delivery of their sweet baby boy! PRAISE YOU!! We give YOU all the glory, GOD!!!

Thank you to all of our prayer warriors! We appreciate your prayers!!!!


We have a family, a very sweet family being presented on a situation right now. Their profile is being given to a birth mom, if she chooses this family, they will hop on a flight tomorrow to meet their new baby boy. This birth mom is suppose to be induced tomorrow morning! Please pray for this family, they are so excited, they are anxious, and they would love to hear that this is their precious baby! They are very strong Christians, and they firmly believe that they will match in God's perfect timing! I hope this is His perfect time, but I know if it isn't that God's perfect time is soon, very soon!!!! Thank you for the prayers! I appreciate your prayers, and I know my clients do! Thank you! I will keep you posted!!!

Emory's Thoughts....

Emory wrote this, and I just wanted to share it with you...

Someone once told me “You must learn to put your Faith into practice with your family first.”

I used to think that meant loving your family - which is definitely a good thing. But, maybe, at least for me and my wife, it means something more. Part of my Faith, my Christianity, is to love everyone – I mean after all “God so loved the world.” Perhaps one of the most impactful, and life-changing, ways to do this is by loving someone right into your family. Adoption is a beautiful picture of how God welcomes us, strangers, into His family. I hope that there is a small glimmer of that love in our adoptions.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Happy Family....

I just wanted to say "Thank You" to all of my prayer warriors! The Lord is answering prayers for these sweet adoptive families! We had another family match tonight! We are so excited for another client, and cannot wait to meet their new addition in November! I know they are so excited! They have only been working with us for 3 short weeks, and we are thrilled that the Lord answered their prayers for a new baby! PRAISE THE LORD!!! Once again, He lined up every last detail, and His hand has clearly been present on this situation!!!

Please keep praying! We have several clients that are being presented this week, and others that were presented last week, still waiting on the decisions from birth mothers! Please continue to pray for God's will in each of these situations. Please pray that Emory and I never lose sight of Him! To God be the Glory in each of these situations!!!!

A Happy Beginning...

We feel so blessed to have found Courtney with Faithful Adoption Consultants. Our journey to our daughter was our second adoption and while we knew it would be different than our son’s adoption (international)…we did not anticipate the bumpy rollercoaster of emotions that it would be. We felt completely confident with the agency that we had chosen, and they represented us well…but after months of waiting we prayed about ‘branching out’ a bit.

In August 2009, I ran across the blog for Faithful Adoption Consultants. I was immediately interested in learning more as they seemed to truly have a passion for adoption. We prayed and God gave us a clear sign that this was in His plan. Within a matter of a couple of days, Courtney presented a situation to us about a baby girl…due in a few short weeks. For the first time in months, I was at complete peace. We sent our profile and waited…and prayed. The events that happened over the next few weeks could only be explained by the fact that this was God’s plan for our family and this beautiful baby girl…our daughter. We met our daughter when she was discharged from the hospital to us! It was amazing! God has blessed us beyond measure!

We will be forever thankful to Courtney for all that she has done for us….for being a friend….for understanding the emotions and trials of adoption…and for being a prayer warrior for birth mothers and adoptive families. We truly believe that God placed Courtney in our path because she was in His plan for our family. Her compassion, understanding and knowledge of adoption is remarkable and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. I pray that God continues to use her to reach more mothers and families. Courtney…THANK YOU!

Jamey & Sabrina

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our mission statement!

Faithful Adoption Consultants provides support, education and guidance for couples seeking adoption. Adoption can be overwhelming, intimidating and time consuming, BUT with our guidance your adoption will be a rewarding experience.

We will be posting testimonials and pictures soon! Please visit us often! Praise the Lord we have had 6 matches in less than 30 days! Most of those clients worked with us less than 2 weeks! To God be the Glory! He is in the business of miracles, and we are so glad that He chose us to be an instrument for Him!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Adoption Situation!!!!

Bi-racial baby due within the next 30 days in AZ – gender unknown but will have another sonogram next week to determine!! Please let me know if you are interested!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Adoption Situations!!!!

Caucasian baby, unknown gender!! Baby is due in January! Very good social/medical history! Gotta move quick on this one, this agency is already presenting profiles! Let me know if you would like to have us send yours!!

Situations like this come up a lot. If you are interested in working with FAC, it is best to go ahead and move forward with the service contract, so that you are one of the first to be made aware of these situations!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Adoption Situations!!!!

Just got a call about several other situations!!

AA/Caucasian baby boy due Nov. 13;
AA baby boy due Nov. 19th;
AA gender unknown due Feb. 14th;
Hispanic/unknown father baby boy due January 18th!!!!

Let me know if you are interested!! Thanks!!!

Situations available...

I just had a caucasian situation brought to my attention, I am waiting on all the details, but I know they are only looking for South Carolina families. Please let me know if you are interested and live in South Carolina!! Thanks!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pictures from my trip!!

This is a slideshow from Jerash. These are ruins from an Ancient Roman City! It was a very hot day, but we had a great time!!! I'll post the dead sea, Jordan River and Mount Nebo pics later!!!