Kathie has played such an integral and key part of both of our adoptions. When we decided to pursue adoption for our first child in 2018, we turned to Kathie to help us figure out the best route to take and which agency could make our dreams come true the quickest. The wealth of knowledge that Kathie has is invaluable and we were able to take placement of our oldest daughter within a year of our first meeting with her. She held our hands throughout the entire process, was available day or night to be a listening ear or offer advice while we waited. Kathie was our advocate during the process and helped us navigate the uncharted waters of private adoption. In 2023 when we were ready to add another child to our family, Kathie was our first call and we were so excited to begin working with her again! Within just two months of our completed home study, we were matched with our daughter’s birthmother and welcomed her into our home 5 months later. Kathie has been an absolute godsend and is always our first recommendation when others are curious about private adoption. She made our dreams come true twice and we are so grateful for her.

- Blake & Jordan

We had been in the adoption process for over 2.5 years when we were lucky enough to be referred to Kathie Otte by an adoption agency. The agency knew we had been having a rough time in our adoption process and referred us to Kathie. I will be forever grateful to that agency and especially to Kathie as we would not have our sweet Ella without them. Over two years earlier, we had signed up with another consultant that charged thousands upon thousands of dollars for an 18 month contract so going into my initial meeting with Kathie, I was not optimistic. After our initial call, I knew that Kathie was different. She was empathetic to our situation, yet encouraging. She always told us there is a baby out there that is meant for our family and that she would work with us until we successfully adopted. Kathie constantly strategized ways for us to see more cases. It was never a “here is a list of agencies for you” to sign up with and that’s it. Kathie connected with me regularly to continue to strategize. In February of 2023, Kathie gave me a call and recommended we sign up with an additional adoption professional. We did and in July 2023 we were matched thru that professional and are now home with our beautiful baby girl Ella. I could go on and on about Kathie because I truly believe she is a rare gem in the overcrowded space that is the world of adoption professionals. If you are looking to adopt, consider yourself lucky that you found your way to her page. We could never repay her for how she has touched our family by connecting us with our sweet Ella.

- Taylor

There are people we meet in our lifetime that leave an indelible mark. Kathie is one of those people. We found her after being rejected from an adoption agency, a low point in our journey to becoming parents. Fortunately, through one of John’s co-workers, around that same time we met Kathie. Kathie gave us a renewed sense of hope. She helped us navigate all aspects of our adoption: as our social worker for our home visit; choosing an agency to partner with; counsel while we were waiting parents and post adoption support through the Adoptive Families of Houston group. We are so thankful we had her in our corner. Her expertise, professionalism and her care for the families she works with shines through in every interaction. The journey to adopt can be long and difficult, but Kathie has a way about her that lightens the load. We are so thankful for her, our adoption angel.

- Missy and John

“After a seven-year journey to start my family, Kathie’s help brought baby Alexis into my life. As a single mom and expatriate, her help and advocacy were invaluable and it was the best investment I made throughout my journey. What is extraordinary about Kathie is her passion for building families and that was evident to me in how she took time to educate me on transracial adoption, helped me in the matching processes, and provided unconditional support through the “waiting family” period – I am a better parent for the time I’ve spent with Kathie.”

- Gayle

“Kathie has been an invaluable resource to our family through our adoption journey. As a same sex couple, we were so eager to adopt but didn’t quite know where to begin. From educating us about the joys and complexities of adoption to advising us on preparing for a baby, Kathie has provided fantastic services. Her vast knowledge and experience helped us make an informed decision regarding which agency to use and what type of adoption was best for our family. Not only is Kathie extremely knowledgeable and professional, she is incredibly kind. Kathie truly is the adoption guru, and we are so grateful to her for helping us build our family through adoption.”

- Bo & Neil

“I honestly do not know how we would have navigated the adoption process without Kathie. Not only does she know everything you could ever need to know about the logistics and ins and outs of adoption, but she is also there for you when you need loving guidance, support, and empathy. She helped us along every step of the way from choosing an adoption agency to filling out the mounds of paperwork to creating an adoption profile and finally bringing home our perfect baby girl. She is a friend and an advocate, even when we ourselves did not realize we needed someone to advocate for us. Kathie will always be an honorary member of our family because without her we would not be one. She is a truly special person who brings so much to so many people.”

- Aysha & Chet

“When we decided adoption was the route we wanted to take to build our family, we had no idea where to start. Kathie was recommended to us by a fellow adoptive parent and choosing to work with her was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we have made for our family. Kathie handled our story and our case with the sensitivity we needed at that time and was able to help us navigate unchartered waters with the utmost patience and respect. She was there from the very start when she began educating us on how to pick an agency and was able to guide us step by step until the finalization of our daughter’s adoption. Kathie was always available to assist with any questions and concerns we had no matter the day or time and she has remained an incredible resource to us. We truly don’t know where we would be without her (nor do we want to)! Kathie is an extremely knowledgeable professional in the adoption world but more importantly she is a kind and respectable woman that I am honored to have as a part of our “village” as we raise our family!”

- Alex & John

We have been blessed to meet Kathie several years ago when we started our adoption journey. Kathie has been our consultant, and she has helped us in so many ways, from educating us about adoption, and choosing the right adoption agency, to selecting an adoption case that was a good fit for our family. Kathie has so many years of experience in the adoption field and has seen so many cases that she is a great advisor for any family that wants to start their adoption process. Kathie is very knowledgeable in this field. Thanks to Kathie’s experience, advice, and encouragement, we now have two beautiful daughters. We consider her a friend for life, and we keep in touch with her.

- Julio and Carolina