Have you found that when you speak with people about adoption, they all have different opinions and attitudes? And just when you think you’ve heard it all, the next one is a surprise?
Ask God for the courage to stand up to anyone with negative or challenging attitudes regarding your adoption decision. Pray and answer with grace, gentleness, and wisdom. You can do it with God’s help.
Feeling a little weak in that area? We’ve all noticed that the quality of reception on our cell phones is spotty if we aren’t in the right position. The same is true with us. We must be positioned correctly in order to be connected and clearly hear God speak. If that is an area you’ve let slip, spend some time in scripture, reading and meditating on it. Journal about it. And make it a point to put your relationship with your Heavenly Father back into an active part of your life. He wants to be a part of your adoption.
If you were called to adoption, God will equip you with the tools and wisdom to the finish. Then move forward with the faith, it’s in His timing and with His guidance. As Winston Churchhill so profoundly stated “Never, never give up!”
P.S. Remember, the best adoptions are not microwaved, but marinated. This is your time of preparing and seeking wisdom to become the best parent. It’s with daily faith and patience you’ll step out each day while your adoption marinates. Blessings!
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.”