The NAC for connecting families!
Welcome to your adoption journey! It’s the greatest, most fulfilling transformation your family could ever go through, and I’m so happy you’re here at Navigate Adoption Consulting.
What if you could take someone on your journey with you who grew up as an adoptee, went on to become an adoptive mom, and went through rigorous training to become the best written communicator she could be?
What if that person could help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls adoption-hopeful families encounter, saving you both time and money along the way?
What if I told you that person is me? Adoptee, adoptive mom, PhD-level writer, and ready to use all my skills and experience to help you!
Know this for certain: my greatest joy beyond my own family is using my talents and knowledge to build yours.
When I adopted my daughter, I had no idea how overwhelming the adoption journey would be. What I did know is I was committed to seeing the process through until a baby was in my arms.
After completing the standard home study and profile writing procedures, my family endured the heartbreak of two disrupted adoptions before finally being matched with the baby girl who would become our daughter. Even then, we encountered struggles. We hired a brand-new agency to oversee our adoption, and we made our choice based upon advertisements stating they were about to revolutionize the adoption industry. Instead, that “agency” was a scam, which stole thousands of dollars we had wired them up front and disappeared. After that, we had to hire two separate attorney teams in our home state and our daughter’s birth state at an additional cost to our family.
Following all that we went through, I remember sitting at home one night and rocking my daughter, thinking to myself, “Any one of those things that happened to us could have completely halted the adoption process for some families.”
That thought broke my heart, and it’s why I’m here appearing on your screen today. I don’t want you to have to experience what I did, and I can help you avoid unnecessary anxiety and heartbreak so you can focus on the joy in the journey.
Here at Navigate, we are always working to bring you multiple avenues for connecting with us. Please start by joining our social media platforms, then explore our two unique coaching platforms for before and after placement as well as our full-service consulting options, which offer one-to-one support.
Hi! My name is Dr. Teri Kramer, and I’m the founder of Navigate Adoption Consulting. An adoptee myself, I understand adoption firsthand. My positive experience as a child growing up in an adoptive home led to expanding my family by adoption as an adult.
Since adoption is integral to my life’s story, I also took many opportunities to research and write about the process while earning two terminal degrees: an MFA and a PhD in writing with a research emphasis in trauma and family systems. I feel strongly that the written word is the most powerful tool available to any member of the adoption triad as they move through the adoption journey. My ability to write creatively as well as with emotion and grammatical correctness is a key component of my consultancy.
In addition to my life experience as an adoptee and adoptive mother as well as my training in writing, I was also an educator for two decades which allowed me to develop excellent communication and reflexive thinking skills.
Throughout my personal life, my education, and my previous career experiences, everything has prepared me to best serve you. Let me state again that my greatest joy beyond my own family is using my talents and knowledge to build yours!
"When we chose to pursue adoption, my husband and I felt overwhelmed and a little isolated. Teri listened to our fears, helped us choose the path we were most comfortable with, and shared her experiences with us. She also helped connect us to other resources and adoptive families, which in times when you feel like you are on an island by yourself, is priceless. We are beyond blessed that we had Teri on our team. We are now a proud adoptive family."
"Teri brings unparalleled skills and experience to this process. She took the hard work off our plate and provided a huge relief for us with her writing skills. Her review of all our documents provided the reassurance we needed knowing we were on the right path."
"Your excitement is just what I need...thank you from the bottom of my heart for agreeing to meet and share your heart with me."
I get it! I jumped numerous hurdles on my way to holding my daughter. The adoption process isn't easy, but it's worth it. And the best part is you don't have to take the journey alone! I can help you through all the difficult parts along the way.