Rebecca 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 in my head told me it would, if there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m one determined woman!
After a short marriage (if you blinked, you missed it!), my own fertility roller coaster (imagine excusing myself while on a date to shoot myself up with hormones in the bathroom), and a ton of hyperventilating with ugly tears streaming down my face, I found myself starting to embrace the idea of domestic adoption.
It wasn’t that simple, actually. I had a lot of ideas about what adopting would look like for my family and frankly, it kind of freaked me out! You, too? Luckily, after a bit of research, I realized that a lot of what I conjured up in my head were myths. I made my decision to adopt a baby not having any idea where to start, but I knew that with my determination and belief, along with a whole lot of bravery, I would figure it out! I promised myself that if there was a way to make this process easier, I would do it! I put my intentions out into the universe, I opened my mind and my heart, I started connecting with people and I put my thoughts into action. And when you can do that, my friends, amazing things happen! Through all of this, I learned that an adoption consultant could very well be my easy button …turns out it was! (cue gospel choir) I knew I needed someone to tell me what to do and how to do it. So, I just trusted my gut, put caution to the wind, pulled up my big girl pants and wrote what felt like a big fat check to my consultant (a drop in the bucket, I quickly realized).
Nine months from the day I first reached out to my adoption consultant, I had my son in my arms.
After the adoption of my son, Trey, in 2011, I drank the adoption Kool-Aid. I was passionate about adoption and I was passionate about the right strategy to adopt. And when I’m that passionate about something, I talk about it…until I’m blue in the face! My other passion is in connecting with people and helping others reach their dreams. My personal experience with adoption combined with nearly 20 years as a family therapist, a non-profit fundraiser, developing boards and planning big events, has provided me a solid foundation for my business as an adoption consultant. That, combined with my dream of starting my own business one day is how RG Adoption Consulting was born.
Are you a glass-half-full person who leads her life with an open heart and mind, and has a dream of starting a family? I would be honored to help you on your journey because I know it will happen!!
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 you can call me Becca)