Most adoptive parents face some challenges during their Christian adoption journey that are best survived through a strong faith in God. We encourage you to walk in faith every day! Put your frustrations in the Lord’s hands. Trust Him to help you become all He plans you to be: wonderful parents for the child He will bring into your life.
Today, Lifetime is sharing 3 effective ways to include your faith in your adoption journey!
1. Give Your Journey to God.
Do what you need to do each day, but give God your worry and decisions.
2. Include Him Daily
Now is the time to put your time into your faith, as once you have little ones, taking time for prayer and reflection can be a challenge. Doing this as a couple will strengthen your marriage too. Many Christian families find that daily devotionals, such as Jesus Calling, brings them closer to Christ and keeps them in tune with Him.
3. Focus on the Goal, Not the Journey
Sometimes we can be so wrapped up in the day-to-day tasks that we forget the goal. Give God the desires of your heart and begin to envision life as a mother.
Here is a prayer to dedicate your Christian adoption journey to God:
I pray to have patience today, as the timing is yours for our adoption. I pray for guidance for what actions to take and when, and to accept the fact you have my adoption planned out already. I pray for our child’s birth mother and for our baby, to place special protection around them.
I pray for the professionals who will help us find our birth mother and child. I pray for the knowledge and insight they need to do the work they need to do to help us adopt. I trust you with our adoption and put my fears at your feet. I request comfort in my time of waiting.
In His Name, Amen.
God bless you. Stay strong, and know we are praying for you and your adoption. God is faithful and He loves you very much!
Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).
Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.
“Many years ago, I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!
Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.
I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first-hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.
It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon.”