For many Christians, adoption is a virtuous path that heeds God’s call to care for the orphans. As James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”
Adoption is a call to love and care for one of God’s children; it’s about more than a desire to build your family. Adoption is an outgrowth of your faith and part of God’s will to help all of His children. Christian adoptive couple Seth and Mary know this firsthand, as they were blessed to adopt a baby girl through Lifetime earlier this year!
Seth and Mary’s Christian Adoption Story
Join Lifetime as we recall Seth and Mary’s Christian adoption story today from the start, as part of our “Then and Now” series.
When Seth and Mary began their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, “We both have a strong desire to be parents and raise children, however that may come about. We feel that adoption is the path that we are being called to take and we are excited about this new chapter of our lives.”
In their adoption website, Seth and Mary shared, “We look forward to sharing our love with our first child. We are a loving active couple who spends a lot of time outdoors, whether that’s hiking in the mountains, going to the ocean, or spending the day working in our garden. We are excited to embark on this journey together with you, building a relationship over the many years to come if you so desire.
We try to live a simple, family-centered life in which we focus on slowing down and spending quality time together. We are Orthodox Christian, and very active in our parish. We are excited to raise your child in faith and help them to walk the path that God has for them. We also look forward to sharing our love of the great outdoors and the ocean with your child as they grow.” You can watch their adoption video here!
Seth and Mary adopted their daughter earlier this year, and came to see us! The Lifetime staff were delighted to get a visit from Seth, Mary, and newly-born Amilia. Although we all wore masks for safety during the pandemic, everyone is smiling from ear-to-ear!
We enjoyed a quick visit with Seth, Mary, and baby Amilia Rose before they started their journey home as a family of three. You can see the amazing goodness of God weaved through this adoption. We are filled with overwhelming gratefulness and awe! Seth and Mary are overjoyed and so thankful to all of the staff members at Lifetime who helped make their dreams come true.
We love these adoption updates that Seth and Mary have sent us over the past few months:
Amilia turned one-month old yesterday, which is so crazy!!! She now weighs nine pounds, 11 ounces. She is so perfect and healthy!”
And more recently, Mary shared, “She is such a happy baby and loves talking and putting everything in her mouth!
She is almost rolling from her back to her tummy and we will be starting her on a little bit of food in a couple weeks since she will be four months old!!!”
Christian Adoption With Lifetime
Christians seeking adoption answer a higher call to provide a safe, loving home for one of God’s children. So if God is calling you to adoption, jump in. Trust in Him and His plans… He will be there guiding and holding you every step of the way.
At Lifetime Adoption, everyone you work with, from the application process to the final placement, shares your values. Lifetime is more than just a business; it’s a ministry created to prayerfully lead you down the path to adoption. Our faith is a part of every step in the adoption process.
By choosing a Christian adoption agency such as Lifetime, you can make sure your faith is at the center of your adoption journey from the very start, and take comfort in knowing that like-minded Christians surround you called to serve in God’s love.
We’d love to help you create your own
beautiful adoption story!
Call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 to learn how to get started on the path to adoption, and fill out our free online application to adopt.
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.