Meet Jennifer Kelly
We are here to serve families and professionals in medically complex adoptions.
In honor of her daughter Joy, Jennifer Kelly opened Adopting Joy Consulting in order to provide prospective adoptive families and adoption professionals with the resources they need to help medically complex children reach their fullest potential.
“Adoption is hard, messy, emotionally draining, rewarding beyond words and truly a gift. I could not be more thankful that God placed Jennifer in our life to help with all 3 of our adoptions. She answered every question, she was literally just a call or text away no matter the issue or time of day. She advocated for our extra special babies and made sure they were treated with the best care and she even went to the hospital to love on one of our babies before he became ours. Jennifer is apart of our family and she always will be. If God calls us to adopt again we will most definitely be looking for Jennifer to help navigate the adoption journey. She is truly a blessing and we love her dearly for placing 3 of our babies with us.”
"Jennifer Kelly was one of the brightest spots of our adoption process. She was with our now adopted daughter for the first week, taking care of her in the hospital before we were able to be down there to meet Rebecca. We also were able to speak with Jen on the phone the day we found out we were selected as the adoptive parents and Jen made us feel so at peace, telling us what we needed to know now that we were adoptive parents. Jen continued to be an integral part of helping us negotiate the paths of the adoption process. She was invaluable with helping us through ICPC and was key for us being able to get subsidies. We felt like Jen was our personal angel, opening the doors that needed to be opened as we adopted our new bundle of joy!"
“We worked with Jennifer during the adoption of our now three year old daughter. While we had adopted before (from foster care), we were brand new to the private adoption world and specifically had no idea how to navigate securing Medicaid for our daughter, who experiences multiple disabilities. Jennifer supported us every step of the way and was able to secure adoption assistance, including Medicaid, until our daughter is an adult.
As the parent of multiple children with disabilities, I can’t even begin to explain the peace of mind that comes with knowing our child’s medical expenses will be covered. We are eternally thankful!”
To ensure children in medically complex adoptions receive all the resources they need to reach their fullest potential. This includes finding appropriate adoptive parents, adoption subsidy benefits, and other supports.