More Than a Consultant
Cradled in Grace is more than a business to us, it’s a ministry born out of our personal experience. We look to Christ first as we assist families in navigating the adoption space. We understand the fears and frustration that goes along with adoption and we believe it is our calling to equip families through a Christ-centered approach as they fulfill their call to adoption.
At Cradled in Grace we are here to walk alongside our clients through each step of their adoption journey, offering personalized service from the first steps through finalization. Our goal at Cradled in Grace is to minimize risk and help to navigate the roadblocks to a successful adoption, while promoting ethical adoption practices. More than clients to us, the families we help are like our family, we pray with them, share in their struggles and celebrate when they are holding their child in their arms. We consider it an honor to be a part of each client's adoption testimonies.
Cradled in Grace Adoption Consultants joyfully assist families throughout the United States who desire to build their family through domestic newborn adoption. (Unfortunately, due to state laws, we are unable to assist New York or New Jersey families.)
We want you to know we are here for you and are happy to answer your questions. We pray for each family who contacts us, that they might find the path God has chosen to lead them to the child they were meant to love.
Hi, I'm Kim!
My name is Kim Smith and I’m the founder and Executive Director of Cradled in Grace. I'd like to share our story....
For more than 12 years, I worked as a full-time social worker. During this time, I struggled through years of pregnancy loss and infertility, before having the privilege of becoming a mom. With the adoption of our first son in 2012, a seed was planted. I began to view adoption in a different way. As I later returned to work, helping both adoptive families and adult adoptees, my interest in adoption continued to grow. As an open advocate for adoption, I had often been approached by friends and acquaintances and asked to help guide them through the difficult and emotional process of domestic adoption. I began to see how rewarding it was to walk with others throughout the adoption process.
These experiences, as well as the adoption of another son in 2015, only made stronger the passion and desire to help and advocate for all members of the adoption triad. I began to see my heart for adoption and my ability to help others through the adoption process as a God-given calling. I was able to look back and see how God had been preparing me for this for more than a decade. As I prayed for wisdom and direction, Cradled in Grace was born in my heart. With God's guidance and the encouragement and support of my incredible husband, my dream became a reality.
More than just a business to us, Cradled in Grace is a ministry born out of our own personal experiences. It brings us great pleasure to now have the privilege to assist your family on this difficult, heart-wrenching, but oh, so amazing journey! We are honored to be able to share our knowledge and personal experiences with others, as we walk beside our clients each step of the way, from the decision to pursue adoption, until finalization. Our prayer each day, for those we walk beside, is that no matter how long or bumpy the road, they would be comforted and remain steadfast, cradled in God's amazing and perfect grace.
"We understand what a big step it is to invite someone to be a part of this emotional, and sometimes difficult, journey to adoption. We would like to share with you a little about our family, before you make the decision to trust us with yours."
Why Hire a Consultant
Adoption is a complicated and extremely emotional process. Cradled in Grace provides the one-on-one guidance and emotional support that many adoption agencies are lacking. We pride ourselves in offering our clients a very personalized service. We are there for our clients every step of the way, helping to educate, navigate roadblocks, offer encouragement and make the process go as smoothly as possible. The right consultant can make a world of difference in your adoption experience!
We are NOT facilitators. Facilitators help families match directly with expectant mothers. After they are matched, the facilitator is out of the picture. It is the hopeful adoptive family's responsibility to find an agency or attorney to facilitate the remainder of the adoption process.
Initial Consultation - No Cost- approx. 45 minutes
We will share an overview of the benefits of using a consultant, as well as what makes Cradled in Grace different from other consultants. We will explain our services and process in detail and answer any questions you might have. This is an opportunity to get to know us better so that you can decide if Cradled in Grace is the right fit for you.
Services Fee - $3200 1 year contract
We strive to keep our fee as all-inclusive as possible. With Cradled in Grace there will never be application fees required in order to be eligible for match with one of our partner agencies. The only additional costs our clients might incur prior to match are fees associated with obtaining a licensed home study and a professional profile. In order to keep home study costs down, we will work with you to find the most cost effective home study in your state. We also have a partnership with an amazing profile designer who offers our clients a profile package that suits the needs of our partner agencies at a cost that is far below average.
Contract renewal (1 additional year) - $500
Agreement for Future Services Deposit ** when applicable
Cradled in Grace works hard to provide comprehensive and personalized service. In order to do this, we keep our client caseload limited. When all spots are full, prospective clients have the option of completing our Agreement for Future Services and paying a $1500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the Services Fee upon completion of a contract for services.
We offer a 10% discount for returning clients.