Lifetime knows that adoption can be a long and emotional process. During this life-changing and often vulnerable season, adoptive families spend quite a bit of time talking to and getting to know the professionals with whom they are working, and often share with their adoption team deeply held convictions, fears, hopes, and dreams as they journey together down the road of finding a successful match. While those involved first meet as strangers entering into a business relationship, Lifetime feels strongly that the sensitive subject matter of creating a forever family is far cry from being a mere business transaction.
Adoption is one of the most important and intensive decisions a family will ever undertake, and one of the most sensitive. As such, families—both birth and adoptive—will find themselves well served by partnering with agencies or facilitators who share their same values: People with whom they are comfortable speaking openly, frankly, and vulnerably. For those who feel it is their God-given calling in life to adopt a child who is out there waiting just for them, finding a Christian adoption service can be essential for ensuring that every step of the process—not just bringing home a child—is a rewarding one.
Christian agencies and facilitators know that adoption is not only about building a family, but is also about building the family of Christ. They understand that certain people are called to adoption, and treat the adoption process and those involved accordingly. It is in this way that Christian adoption services provide more than connections to birth parents and assistance with the adoption process—they engage in the ministry of building families, a task best performed from a Christ-centered perspective, keeping in mind that the match being made is something God has intended all along.
Families fortunate enough to find such guidance through their adoption journey have taken great comfort from knowing they are in the hands of a team following its own call to create a strong family union in which children can grow and thrive in a loving Christian environment. If you are a Christian couple or individual called to adoption, know that you, too, like so many before you, will benefit from partnering with those who share your faith, convictions, and desire to pursue God’s will for your family.
Reach out to an agency or facilitator that you can trust not just to work for you, but to work with you, in tandem, respecting the God-given call upon your life to discover the child or children who are out there waiting just for you.
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.”