Becca Gruenspan, Founder
I had a dream of becoming a mother. While my journey to achieve that dream didn’t go exactly the way the fairytale was written in my head, I wouldn’t have had it any other way! After a short marriage (if you blinked, you missed it!) and my own fertility roller coaster (imagine excusing myself while on a date to shoot myself up with hormones in the bathroom), I found myself embracing the idea of domestic adoption.
It wasn’t that simple, actually. I had already believed many of the adoption myths and created stories in my head about what adopting would look like. You, too? After a bit of research and conversations with adoptive parents, I felt a sense of relief that I had chosen a path that seemed so right for me. I knew in my gut that adoption would work, and I was on the road to realizing my dream of becoming a mom.
I made my decision to adopt a baby, but I had no idea where to start. I promised myself that if there was a way to make this process easier, I would do it! I learned quickly that when you put something out into the universe, amazing things happen! I had never heard of an adoption consultant before, but as I started to share my aspirations with people, I learned that an adoption consultant could very well be my easy button …turns out it was! (cue gospel choir)
Nine months from the day I called my adoption consultant, I had my son in my arms.
I was definitely nervous and questioned whether or not to drop what seemed like a lot of money up front. Couldn’t I just do this on my own? But I’m sure glad I did and then told everyone I knew who was also thinking about adoption that they definitely had to hire an adoption consultant, too…and they listened…and they, too, were successful in quickly becoming parents.
After the adoption of my son, Trey, in 2011, I drank the adoption Kool-Aid and haven’t stopped talking about it since! I am passionate about sharing my story and helping others down their path of adoption. My personal experience with adoption combined with nearly 20 years in the non-profit sector as a family therapist, fundraiser, and event planner has provided me a solid foundation for my business as an adoption consultant. My past experience, passion for adoption, and a dream of starting my own business is how RG Adoption Consulting was born.
I would be honored to help you on your journey to build a family!!
If you want the juicier version of my story, check out my blogs!! I can’t wait to talk to you!
-Rebecca Gruenspan, MSW (but call me Becca)