Monday, March 23, 2020

Jack and Alyssa's Adoption Story

Jack & Alyssa's Journey: 

There is something so beautiful when you walk alongside a family who's hearts are postured towards love every step of the way. I remember the first time I talked with Jack and Alyssa, the questions they were asking were so pure. They had little to do with them and everything to do with the support and well being of the expecting mom they might one day be chosen by. Throughout their entire adoption journey, with faith, they put that love at the forefront of their path, which led them to an amazing women who would trust them with the most precious thing, her son. I feel so honored to have been trusted to walk alongside them and witness them become parents for the first time. Please read their words and be encouraged by their story.

In Jack and Alyssa's words:

"Adoption is something that my husband and I talked about before we were even married. We are both very passionate about adoption and knew that we wanted it to be a part of how our family grew. In February 2019, God clearly and vividly told us that it was time for us to start our adoption journey. After praying about it and discussing it together, we decided that adoption was going to be how we started our family. I immediately began researching everything that I could, and that is how we found CAC. We had a very important list of standards in who we chose to work with and CAC was the right fit. After talking with Fallon, we knew that if we were going to adopt we absolutely wanted to have her expertise and encouragement throughout the process because she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.


We got our home study and profile book done super fast, and jumped into the waiting process. It took us 5 months of actively waiting before an expecting mom chose us. I know that many couples wait so much longer than that, but the wait and patience of something so longed for was hard, and we took each day with grace. There were plenty of "no's"  and many moments of tears. The beautiful thing about that part of our journey was how much we had to lean into our relationship with the Lord and trust His perfect timing. We didn't wish away this time, but rather grow in the middle of it together. 


When our son's birth mom chose us it was an immediate heart connection and every “no” that we heard before her became totally worth it. We loved each other instantly, and after meeting her in person we felt like family.

Our roller coaster adoption became a lot more crazy when we hit some bumps in the road.  We were afraid, his birth momma was afraid, but in the end God worked it all out beautifully. Fallon was such an encouragement through it all, checking up on us every day and seeing what she could do to help. I don’t know how we would have gotten through that month without her!


Our son came a full month early, so we were not prepared at all! When his birth momma called me to tell me that she needed to be induced in a day and a half, she was in tears because she thought we weren’t going to be there. My family spent hours helping us find an overnight flight, and we made it to the hospital across the country before he was born! 

That time at the hospital was so sacred and humbling. We spent the whole day with Momma D while she was in labor, and we were able to meet our sweet boy just a few minutes after he was born. I will never forget the moment I laid eyes on him- everything, every disappointment, every bit of stress, was completely worth it. I’m pretty sure that his birth momma and I pretty much only said “isn't he just perfect?” Back and forth for the first two days because he truly was the picture of perfection to us all! We now have an open adoption with Momma D and we love her so so much. 


We are so unbelievably thankful for CAC and Fallon. None of this would have been possible without them and we HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to adopt. This journey is not one you want to be doing alone, and Fallon was the perfect companion for us through it all. 





***If you are interested in learning more about adoption and services we provide at Christian Adoption Consultants, I would love to chat! Feel free to email me, Fallon Palacios, at   Fallon@christianadoptionconsultant.com and check out www.christianadoptionconsultants.com for more information!! ***

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