What makes us different?
Adoption is a complicated and extremely emotional process. Cradled in Grace provides the one-on-one guidance and emotional support that many adoption professionals are lacking. We pride ourselves in maintaining small caseloads so that we can offer our clients a very personalized service. We are there for our clients every step of the way, from first steps and beyond placement, 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!
Unlike many consultants, we are not primarily a matching service. Cradled in Grace provides comprehensive education, guidance, and support throughout the entire adoption process. A healthy adoption triad relationship can be a beautiful thing, but it is also complicated and multi-layered, born out of brokenness. Our desire is to fully prepare adoptive families to walk alongside an expectant mom, who is often facing difficult circumstances, as she considers an adoption plan for her child. Should she choose adoption, that family will continue to receive support, education, and guidance as they navigate this difficult process with her. Through our community of partners and our personalized consulting services, we empower families to understand the complexities involved in both raising and adopted child and maintaining a birth family relationship. Services include but are not limited to:
Understanding transracial adoption. Learn if transracial adoption right for you. If so, we will help you learn how to support a transracial adoptee well. Our services include a 4-hour interactive webinar with an adult transracial adoptee.
Navigating the birth mom relationship both pre- and post-match. Learn how to love her well while still setting healthy boundaries. Understand how maintain a healthy relationship, but not co-parent. Our services include one-on-one calls with a birth mom experienced in providing education and support to adoptive families. We also include 10 hours of open adoption education.
Learn to manage the grief and the hard emotions that come with adoption. Understand the importance of grieving infertility to be fully able to embrace the birth family relationship. Answer questions like how do I celebrate the joy of my adoption while watching his/her birth mom grieve? Our services include optional virtual counseling from a licensed therapist who is experienced in adoption and infertility.
Learn how to create a profile book that brings your family to life on paper and fosters a true connection for the expectant mom. Learn appropriate adoption language and what expects moms really want to know. Ensure each mom who views your profile gets a clear picture of who you are and create a book that is genuine and inviting. Our services include a professionally designed profile, review by a birth mom and one-on-one guidance from your consultant.
Be empowered to vet an adoption agency in order to ensure an ethical adoption and minimize risk to you. Learn what questions to ask. Be ready to advocate for an expectant mom be sure she’s well cared for and never coerced. Gain the tools to better avoid scams and unethical situations.
Receive support, resources, and guidance to fund an adoption. Cradled in Grace provides one of the most comprehensive lists of available grants and other funding sources. We will brainstorm to come up with a fundraising plan that fun, exciting and is unique to your family.
Choosing which case situations to present your profile to is hard! There’s a dichotomy in adoption; often it seems there’s so much to take in and understand in terms of medical social history, and yet, it can feel as if you’re making a lifelong commitment based on almost no information. We want to be there to support you as you make these decisions. We will help you identify any red flags, assess risk and understand the costs involved. We’re here to educate on common medical/social case scenarios, such as drug exposure, the open adoption relationship and maternal mental health issues, so that you have the information you need to decide if the case is right for you.
We want to be completely up front with our fees. With Cradled in Grace there are no hidden fees. All of the support and education services listed on our website are included in your contract fee.
It's Worth It
Adoption is a complicated, multi-layered process and it’s a lifelong commitment to both the child and the birth family. Our goal is to prepare families well and to continue to support, empower and guide them through placement and beyond.
We think having the right consultant is important. We know that Cradled in Grace might not be the perfect fit for every family and we truly want you to find the best fit for your family. Let's set up a time to chat so we can get to know each other.