We really do appreciate all you have done and would recommend your agency to others! Thanks again!!Brooke & Chris
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)
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,
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
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.