My name is Leigh Ann Dale (pictured above), and I am the founder of Journey Adoption Consultants. My husband and I adopted our son in 2012 and our daughter in 2017. I noticed through our own adoption journeys, the overall lack of support and education for adoptive parents. After completing our family, I founded Journey Adoption Consultants, LLC in the fall of 2018. I felt a calling from the Lord to help educate and support adoptive families as they walk through the journey of domestic adoption.
When I started JAC, I found that a lot of families were approved to adopt but didn’t have any education. I then set out to put together a process that not only walks families step-by-step through the adoption process but also educates them in all aspects of adoption. We are continuously raising the bar for our education and are always looking for new and creative ways to help educate our families. Our process has helped set our families apart from other adoptive families. Adoption education is a non-negotiable for JAC families and nothing is ever sugar-coated. Our process for extensive education allows our agency network to have the time they need to spend on their expecting mothers so they can be better supported and empowered.
Since JAC's start, we've proudly helped over 100 families take placement and do adoption better. As you read through this page, my prayer is that you see the advantages of what we provide here at JAC and want to learn more about partnering. I'd love nothing more than to talk about how we can combine our services to help build a better adoption community. You can reach out to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leigh Ann Dale
We are a Christian company run on Christian values. We strive to serve the Lord as we walk adoptive families through the adoption process.
We value everyone in the adoption process – the adoptive family, the expecting parents, the child, and YOU! We believe that we all matter and that everyone deserves respect.
We guide and educate our families on all aspects of the adoption process – from start to finish we hold their hand and help them understand each step. We educate families on proper adoption language, what to expect during the home study, assistance with finding a local licensed home study provider, help with financial guidance to afford adoption, guidance on selecting their preferences, open adoption, how to work with an agency, creating an effective profile book, what to expect once matched, and helping them prepare for the hospital and placement.
We believe that adoption education is extremely important and that you should never stop learning. We have partnered with Creating A Family Education. We require all of our families to take ten hours of adoption training free of charge. Our families are required to take adoption training that covers domestic adoption, open adoption, transracial adoption, and prenatal exposure. Our families are also provided an education guide and access to our private Facebook group where we share education on various adoption topics and help walk them through each step of the adoption process.
All of our families have a custom professionally designed profile book created by our in-house profile book designer! Each family's book is tailored to fully represent the adoptive family but is also designed with the expecting parents in mind. We help our families with text and picture selection. We provide guidelines to make sure their book can be presented by any adoption entity.
We believe a family shouldn't wait three years to adopt. We vet our agencies and provide our families with a referral list of agencies and attorneys to work with. As well, we have a network of agencies who trust us because we've properly educated our families and know we are always available to them and our families, so they turn to us when they need to match an expecting mother, and we pass these on to our families free of charge! We would love the opportunity to partner with you for these times as well!
We are available to our clients and network any time of the day by phone, text, and email! We don't have regular working hours because we understand adoption isn't a 9-5 industry! The same goes when it comes to our network, we're always available! We've answered calls at 11:30 PM and at 6:00 AM, we understand it just comes with the territory!
We understand that you are stretched thin and don't always have enough time to walk families through the general adoption process, this is where we come in to help you! Our families are home-study-approved, educated, and financially ready to adopt. When you need to find the right family for your expecting mother, we'd love for you to think of JAC and contact us to help you! We are always looking for adoption professionals to work with!
Do you only provide adoption home studys? Do you clients often ask who they should use to adopt? We'd love to send you brochures you can hand out to your families when they ask those questions. Enter your information and we'll drop them in the mail to you ASAP!
Monroe, Georgia, United States