Here’s an adoption tip I wanted to share with you today:
Bring your adoption anxieties to God where you can find peace with The Lord at your side. I often would not talk about my adoption anxieties which caused them to become bigger than they really were.
When we started an adoption support group, I heard others facing the same concerns and fears. I learned that where there was fear, there is not faith. Ouch. I wanted and needed faith that everything I was anxious about was not helping me and a form of faithlessness in God who had called me to adoption.
Concentrate on trusting God in your adoption and you will find your fearfulness will gradually lessen its hold within your mind. This is a continual prayer-
Lord help me trust You today in my adoption. I know you have a plan. Turn any anxiety to faith and calm my spirit today. Amen
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
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.”