Shawna and Julie have both been fantastic. Shawna was incredibly accommodating in getting this last visit and report wrapped up efficiently so we can expedite getting our court date. I’m grateful to have your team available to us as we continue on this journey.
I LOVED being a part of A & B. While I wish my time following my passion for adoption had been longer lived, I am SO grateful that I was able to follow my dream for even a few short years. You are a very special person and the agency you have created is top notch. You should feel very, very proud! Let’s keep in touch via Facebook and otherwise.
Thank you so much! We are so excited and will reach out with any questions…as you all have been so very helpful through the process.
Trevor and Amanda
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And AHH THANK YOU!! You all have been so wonderful to work with!Tracy
You guys are amazing! We are so thankful for all of your help and how quickly you take care of stuff for us 🙂
I want to send you our most sincere thanks for all of your help in the home study process. There are so many moving parts and you’ve been there every step of the way! Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year!
Jake & Steffeny
Thank you for everything you’ve done for us. Adoption and Beyond has been nothing but awesome to work with these past years. You’ve made the paperwork portion of this journey super easy and we are extremely grateful for all the work you do.
Also [our], dossier team at [our international agency], said Shawna did an exceptional job on the home study. So THANK YOU. Also appreciated the speed. Woo Hoo! Very pleasant experience working w you.
We really do appreciate all you have done and would recommend your agency to others! Thanks again!!Brooke & Chris
We definitely had an awesome, smooth experience thanks to you guys, and we’ve definitely been recommending you to friends who are considering adoption.Kevin & Rachel
Thank you so much we really enjoyed working with you all. What a positive experience reported by the OB nursing staff, and supervisors!
I really appreciated how responsive you were. You really communicated everything very well, thank you for making the process a breeze.Jody (Hospital Social Worker)
Thanks Steffany! I have always appreciated your speed in answering questions and attention to detail! You have always been a pleasure to work with. Have a great day!Melissa B.
I’m grateful to the agency for giving us such a positive experience. I know some women aren’t as lucky and if I am able to help even one, I’ll gladly do it.Tina & Jon (Birthparents)
I was actually thinking about Adoption and Beyond this week… I recently got my LOA, and learned that a very high percentage of families who needed one or more waivers are getting no letters instead of LOAs from China. I’m certain that the thoroughness and detail in my home study contributed significantly to my family getting past the higher level of scrutiny that’s now being applied.Antigone
Our experience with … really highlighted how much we appreciate your responsiveness to emails and phone calls and how kind your team was. … you and your team definitely were the bright spot in our journey the last two years.Stephanie
We received notice that our application for adoption services has been approved. This is great news! Thank you for always responding so quickly. Your turnaround time is simply amazing.Becky
I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve done and for all your help this past weekend. I appreciate it Ms. Steffany.S.T. (birthmother)
Thank you…for the support you have given me during the adoption process.Rebecca (birthmother)
Thanks for all that you and your staff continue to do for children and families. We are so happy to now be working with you guys for a THIRD time as we work on our third adoption.Annette
Appreciate it! Adoption & Beyond & Karen Rosenberg (whom you referred us to ) were the only smooth things about this entire process…we are more thankful than we can express about that!Liz
I want to tell you that we had our home study this past Friday and we attended the international workshop on Saturday. I am so impressed with wonderful ladies that work with you to help us through our adoption journey. It was such a pleasure to meet our social worker and welcome her into our home. And, then Saturday was relaxed and so informative. Margie was a joy to get to know.Veronica H.
I just wanted to let you know (as I mentioned to Kylie) how much I appreciate how quickly each of you has responded to me! Most agencies are not like this, and it leaves me with a very positive feeling about yours! I will fill out paper work over the weekend. I look forward to working with you and fulfilling my dream…!Sharon
Thank you so very much! You guys have always worked so hard for us and we recommend you whenever we share about our adoption. Thank you doesn’t seem adequate, but know that you and Kylie are such a blessing!!Melissa
Good morning Kylie. It’s official. Court went without a hitch. I want to thank you again for everything. You have changed the lives of more people than you can imagine. Just in our case, we have several hundred people that are ecstatic. This would not be possible without you doing what you do.Tim & Jonna
Steffany, I have to admit that I’m always SO impressed with your punctual replies. Thank you! Thank you!Erin
It was exhausting and amazing! So impressed with A&B’s flexibility and speed.Susan
You guys are the best! This is the first any agency has told us anything! Needless to say – we’re goin with you guys start to finish if and when we do it again… But all that matters is we have our son. Thank you Steffany – you’re an angel!Sarah and Mark
We cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done! Working with Adoption & Beyond has been a true blessing and we tell everyone how thankful we are! The support, prompt responses, great staff, guidance throughout our process, and willingness to go the extra mile when we ran into a couple of speed bumps with Japan are just a few of the things that not only makes Adoption & Beyond the best to work with, but also means more to us than you could imagine.Chareese, Michael, Rilyn, and Tristen
Mike and I just wanted to thank you for your time on Saturday. It was so nice to sit and talk with you and share how our past year has gone. You always give us a new prospective and keep us upbeat and positive as we continue our efforts to expand our precious family. We are so blessed right now and look forward to sharing our love with another child if we are so lucky. Thank you for listening and for always making it such a positive experience-you truly make an impact!Jen
Thanks, Steffany. You guys have been great – very helpful in so many ways. I’d recommend you in a heartbeat.Kay
You have been like an angel to me and I appreciate all the help and advice you have given me. I will NEVER!!! forget you and I hope nothing but the best for you and the agency. Again thank you for EVERYTHING you did for me while I was pregnant.Maria
Thank you so much for your help throughout our adoption process! We have recommended you to anyone we know in MO looking for an agency.Allison, Matt & Charlotte
Marina and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you and everyone at Adoption and Beyond for the assistance and help you and your staff provided us throughout our time with your agency until our incredible good fortune that resulted in the adoption of our daughter. We also wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the efforts of Kylie in helping us through the adoption process. We wish you and everyone at Adoption and Beyond all the best in the future. Best wishes and many thanks.Lee & Marina
Thanks Steffany!! I always hear such good things about Adoption & Beyond, Inc. It’s great to hear about your success too. Have a great week!Sheri H., Social Work Professional in Kansas City
Thank you, Steffany! You and everyone at Adoption & Beyond have always been so helpful, we are really glad we selected you to help us with our journey!Sherie
Thanks, Steffany. We so appreciate how awesome you and your agency are!! Wish we could have used you for the international portion as well! 🙂Tami
Thanks again for all your help. We really appreciated having someone we could talk, who we trusted and who understands what we are going through. It’s been nothing but a positive experience working with your team. We had great conversations with Michelle and Michelle helped us find a psychiatrist to fulfill our dossier requirements. Both of us got a lot out of the one day seminar that was hosted at your office. It was nice getting to talk with other families who were adopting.Bob
Our adoption journey, towards our daughter Claudia, officially began in November 2006. Upon the decision to adopt an infant girl from Guatemala, we contacted Adoption & Beyond based on a recommendation from our international adoption agency. Steffany Aye, founder and director, was gracious to meet with us over the Thanksgiving weekend while we were in the Kansas City area so that she could get to know us and explain, in person, the home-study paperwork process. On November 14, 2007, we received a call that a baby girl named Claudia had been born on the 13th, and she would be placed with our family, pending our acceptance of her referral. Our acceptance came quickly and just two weeks later, we found ourselves holding Claudia in our arms for the first time, as well as, meeting with her birth mother. Months slowly turned into a year and eventually the year turned into five years, ten months and twenty-six days. During our wait for finalization, through an ever changing international process, new regulations, attorney changes, fingerprint updates and home-study renewals, Adoption & Beyond provided the support and encouragement that we needed to not only “survive”, but also “thrive” in our journey. On October 8, 2013, our long awaited adoption of our daughter Claudia was finally completed and she joined us in our home in Kansas on October 10, 2013. Thank you, Adoption & Beyond, for walking with us during these last six years. You were more to us than just a home-study agency. You became a voice of comfort in times of struggle; you acknowledged us as parents when the outside world did not see us with that same identity; you offered insight into connecting moments with our daughter during visit trips and twice monthly web chats; and most of all, you were steadfast with us, believing that our adoption story would resolve with a beautiful ending.
With appreciation for everything,
Thanks again for the home visit last night! Mike and I really enjoy talking to you and you always lift our spirits and energize us to keep going on a pursuit to add another little angel to our family! Thank you for always being supportive and for your unbelievable positive attitude you always bring! Have a great week!Jen
You all continue to be wonderful and professional to work with every time. Thank you for your desire for excellence in your profession. Have a great weekend.Kristy and Family
And I should add how grateful we are that we chose your agency to do our study. So far everything has been done just perfectly and we’ve begun to realize how rare that is among agencies! Wow! Kudos! Thanks.Angela (Oct. 10, 2013)
Incidentally, I do truly appreciate how well-organized you have this entire process. The first two adoptions we had to do a lot more comprehensive reading of the requirements and figure out a lot of what was acceptable on our own – sometimes a rather hit-and-miss proposition. Your notebook and the additional emails have made this an incredibly more streamlined and easy-to-follow process, so thank you for that!Steve
Thank you so much. It has truly been a pleasure working with your organization! I look forward to talking with you again very soon to schedule post-placement visits Have a great week.”Amanda and Vaughan
We wanted to let everyone know at Adoption and Beyond how enriched our lives have been by Bella and by the experience of adoption. It was a scary time for us as things happened so much faster than we would have ever thought possible but I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks to everyone at Adoption & Beyond who helped us through. We have been blessed.Darren & Brenda
I just wanted to let you know that Luke and I really enjoyed our home study visit with Tonya last night. She made us feel at ease and was very kind. I enjoyed hearing some of her adoption experiences and hearing those stories really helped answer some of the questions I had. We never felt rushed and she was very thorough. She also suggested some great books too that I plan to begin reading. It makes us even more excited to adopt and looking forward to what the future holds for us. Thank you!Tara
Hi Steffany, I just completed your survey. I gave the highest marks on every question. You have been terrific (so supportive and responsive). Thank you.Shawn and Lauren
I’m sooooo excited and relieved that our adoption has been finalized! I can breathe now!!! Whew—what a journey!! There was one moment that will forever stay in my mind. It was when I sat in on the Domestic Workshop that Rachel conducted. You were there—working in your office. I popped into your office during a break and said “Oh Steffany, I don’t think I can compete (not a great word) with all of these married folks…it’s just me—I’m single!! You simply said “Yes, you can…you will be fine!” Prior to that moment of speaking with you, I was mapping out my exit strategy of how to slip out of the door of the training. I was soooooo overwhelmed/intimidated by those married folks in the class. You spoke…and I thought—well, I will just sit here and see what happens….WOW!!! I have to tell you that I’m sincerely grateful to you and your team for all the great work on my family’s behalf! You were an AWESOME team member for our Family Expansion Project!! If ever I can speak on your behalf, let me know!!Shawn and Lauren
This is certainly one of the best Home Studies I’ve read in a long time–thank you!Elisabeth, International Adoption Social WorkerElisabeth, International Adoption Social Worker
Thanks so much- we really appreciate how you always respond so quickly- it’s very impressive!Bethany
Steffany, I received the emails about the consultation and the workshop, thanks so much for all of your help this weekend. I keep telling my husband how with our experiences with [another agency name] and then looking into other agencies, etc, that never once was anyone from the other agencies so helpful, let alone the director of the agency, especially on a weekend!!!! I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you being willing to work with us and explain the process to us. Thanks again, and again.Katie
As an adoption attorney, I review many home studies. The one I received prepared by Adoption & Beyond was one of the most organized and well written that I have received. It contained all of the appropriate documentation and the staff was extremely helpful in providing additional assistance for an interstate adoption.Linda
Many thanks to you and all at Adoption & Beyond for your diligence and work for our ever-growing family. It is a joy to work with such an ethical, supportive agency. Many thanks!Myron & Valerie & Family
Wow!!! You are something else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for all your time and patience with us…..especially me!!!!!!!!!!! We appreciate it so much. It is looking like our study will go to Korea possibly the end of next week or the week after…….we are so excited and can’t thank you and your staff enough for all the hard work they had put into this!!!!! Thanks again!!!!!!!Dorinda
…The attorney we used to file our case specifically commented on how thorough and well done our Home Study was. Thanks!Dennis and Mendy
Just wanted to say thank you for being so great and wonderful through the adoption. You have done so much for me and been so amazing and supportive during a happy and bittersweet occasion. You went above and beyond for me, getting my prescriptions, taking me home from the Hospital. You have always been there for me and truly made a difference. The adoption was not easy for me, was by far the most difficult decision I have ever faced, but I am at peace by knowing she is in great and loving hands. I will always be grateful and thankful to you and everyone who was involved with the adoption.Birthmother
One thing we really appreciated from A&B was all the preparation you required, especially on attachment issues. We never had that from our first adoption, had we it would have been so much easier for us and our son. We are very proud of the fact that A&B did our home study and helped prepare us for our daughter. Out of all our adoptions we felt A&B did the best job at preparing us!Cathy & Bob
Brent and I have been completely amazed at the promptness to emails and ‘turn-around-time’ of informationbeing processed for our adoption (with deadlines met, etc.) I can only imagine howmany couples/families you work with each year. It has only been God’s work in the details in how we became connected with A&B. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail. The HS process was a lot of work, but it was a positive experience and now a bigger step closer in meeting our son.Stephanie & Brent
Thanks for everything that you, Steffany, and the rest of the staff at Adoption & Beyond have done for us. I know that adoption is what you do and you’ve been a part of this wonderful experience many times, but I cannot describe to you what this means to Darren and I, our family and our friends. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.Brenda & Darren
Thanks Rachel for renewing our home study! We really are thankful to be working with you all at Adoption and Beyond. We have really ran into some difficulty with adoption, but you all have been really wonderful! Thanks, it has kept us feeling like we could keep going knowing we had you all behind us.Audra
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed meeting Debbi! She did a great job asking us the needed questions and was very kind and understanding of our noisy children! So glad we got to meet her! Thanks! 🙂Connie
Thank you so much for all your help. By the way, when I was at the Embassy the American working there looking at our paperwork said your home study was the most quickly approved and best she had ever seen and I know it is due to all your agency’s quality of workmanship. We have so enjoyed working with you and are looking forward to doing our post-placement work with you!Brian & Jenny
Thank you for all of your help throughout this journey. We appreciate all you do for us and other families!Justin & Jennifer
You made us feel at ease, and that is a gift. You are good at what you and we are thankful for such an understanding social worker!Judy
We have had a wonderful experience with your agency. Rachel is a great social worker and has been a pleasure to work with. Also, the agency’s organization and timeliness has been top-notch. We are very thankful for you, Rachel and Caroline for helping us bring our little girl home. She has blessed our family immensely.Chris and Debbie
I just learned that that our international agency coordinator called you last week to request an additional document related to Adoption & Beyond’s license. I am so thankful that you knew what she needed and were able to get it to her so quickly. At that time Scott and I were in Chicago. It is so nice to be able to count on you all to help even when I am unaware that you are! Every adoption is truly a “story” isn’t it? I am sure you have seen it all.Lynn & Scott
Thank you again for all you help. You all do such a complete and detailed job and at the same time are so supportive/personal.Thanks again.
I wanna say thank you so much for everything you have helped me through, talking to you has made everything easier.
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the organization of Adoption and Beyond! We have been pleasantly surprised by how easy everything has been so far. We also can’t believe how quickly we get responses from everyone in your office. Thank you so much for all you do!
THANK YOU! Thanks for all your hard work in getting our home study done. We really appreciate you. Now, we will be waiting to send you a picture for your wall. Have a great weekend.
Both Loren and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with us. The meeting was exactly what we needed to start us off on our adoption journey, and we look forward to taking the first steps (filling out our application) in the next couple of weeks. With great appreciation.
Angela and Loren
We just wanted to say thank you for meeting with us on Friday. The notebook you provided has a wealth of information!M & M
It was so wonderful to meet with you yesterday! You obviously have a wonderful agency! We were very impressed with everything and you should be getting an application from us shortly. Thank you again and we look forward to working with you!Jill and Matt
Little Miracles International has said wonderful things about you and Steffany. They are completely impressed with Adoption & Beyond’s professionalism and reports. I thought you gals would like to hear this!Shana
It is so important to research the agency you are going to use, research your attorney and trust your gut instinct. It is too easy to get swept up in all the emotions that go along with wanting to be a parent. We are blessed to be part of the Adoption and Beyond family. We changed adoption agencies for our second adoption (both international) so that we could continue working with Steffany… We just knew that she had our best interest at heart (along with the best interest of our children). Plus, we wanted Steffany to [be a] part of our journey. Steffany is an important part of our adoption story and we highly recommend Adoption and Beyond to anyone
who is interested in adoption.
Thank you for the visit last night. It was exactly what we needed for where we are in the process.Jay
I was impressed with the rest of the home study, especially the way they noted the child abuse clearances – so easy to read.An Immigration Worker
Just wanted to thank you again for the Workshop… My husband and I learned a great deal about international adoption and really appreciated all your efforts to make the class not only informative but fun, too.Tiffany and Jon