Choosing the path of adoption to parenthood can be a process. As you progress through your adoption process, you’ll need to have patience. But you can take comfort in the fact that the wait will soon be over and you will adopt a child!
Before thinking about adoption, you may have spent a long time hoping and longing for a child. If adoption is the path that you’ve chosen to parenthood, know that it is a process. So, it’s important to have patience in the wait as you step forward through the adoption journey.
From time to time, you may question yourself and your adoption. You may question those that are working to help you adopt. Thoughts that you might have during the adoption wait include wondering if adoption is the right thing for you, and if you’ll succeed in adopting. As you wonder during your adoption wait, you may feel as if your patience is stretched thin.
Remember, adopting is a process, and it will not happen immediately. Think about this though: the time you spend going through the adoption process and procedures will seem like nothing once you have your child in your arms. Your time spent waiting to adopt will seem minuscule in comparison to the hugs that you will share, the moments that you tuck them in bed, and each time they accomplish something great in their lives. As you watch them grow, when they learn to ride a bike, or even when you listen to them read aloud for the first time, the time that you waited will seem like a blink of an eye.
So, hold on. Take comfort in knowing that your adoption wait will be over. Once you adopt your child, you will be able to use the patience gained during your adoption wait towards parenting!
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.”