“Are we meant to adopt?”
Lifetime adoptive couple Adam and Kristi share part one of their Christian adoption story
“This is never going to happen.” Many people who walk through infertility often identify with the hopelessness that can come of trying and trying to build a family, without success.
Moving from infertility to a decision to become a family through adoption is a deep and thoughtful process. There are layers of grief and disappointment mixed together with the hope of looking forward to the good that will come from their determination not to give up.
We often are asked: “How do you know when to move from fertility treatments to adoption?”
For every adoptive parent, the answer to that honest question will vary. However, one recurring thread in nearly every Lifetime Adoption testimony is the sense that adoption is where the story was leading all along.
As you’ll see in Adam and Kristi’s story, a sense of peace, relief, and renewed hope came from answering a call to adoption.
“OK God, you gotta make this happen… [Adoption] is our next,” the Lifetime adoptive couple in-waiting share as they recall the path that led them to adoption, and to choosing Lifetime.
If you’ve ever felt like your dream of parenthood is hopeless, or if you’ve brought your dream to God and wondered how He’s going to answer your prayer for a baby, this is a powerful testimony to encourage you. As a Christian couple actively waiting to adopt, Adam and Kristi share a behind the scenes look at how their adoption story began, and how it’s unfolding, even while they wait. As hopeful adoptive parents, Adam and Kristi keep an expectant heart for what’s ahead, daily growing an “unconditional love” for a child they have yet to meet.
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As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.