In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Have you committed your adoption plans to the Lord?
No matter if you are beginning the process or in the waiting phase…. Or maybe you are struggling with a newborn but on pins and needles because your adoption is at legal risk. It’s never too late to commit your plans to the Lord.
This verse contains a little different spin to the regular routine. Often, we make a plan, determine how to get there, and then ask the Lord to bless it. However what scripture says is contrary to this. It very clearly says that we can plan our course, or what our goal is, but the Lord will determine our steps.
What a blessing to know that if we commit to the Lord what we want to do, He will provide the way and means to do it.
So if you haven’t committed your adoption to the Lord, do it today, no matter the phase you are in…
If you are researching adoption agencies or adoption facilitators to help you adopt a baby, ask that he guide you to right organization for you and give you discernment as you do your due diligence.
If you are doing paperwork or in the waiting phase, ask for guidance to your next steps, encouragement to get there, and patience for God’s plan to unfold for your family.
If you are matched or waiting for the legal process to unfold, ask God to bless and comfort your child’s birthparents, ask for wisdom, and for patience with the process.
There is always time to be thankful for our many blessings and to invite God through the Holy Spirit to be an active member of our adoption plans.
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.”