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Recently on Lifetime Adoption’s Facebook page, we asked past adoptive families “What advice could you give a current adoptive parent who is waiting to adopt through this Christmas season? What encouraged you most when you longed to celebrate Christmas as new parents?” Here’s what people had to say:

“Be patient. Put your trust in God and give it completely to Him. When we finally handed everything over, He provided a baby for our family. Know that there is a baby out there, but you can only receive that blessing in His time.”

-Laura

“I remember wanting God to bless us in time to take our son South to see our family for Christmas. However, I had to remember that it’s in His time not ours. So I say stay encouraged! Live life to the fullest and be ready when your blessing comes.”

-Toni

“We waited through Christmas for our beautiful little girl trust God he will choose the perfect time. I know God has a plan for each of us and we can’t always see what that is we need to have faith.”

-Michelle

Do you have questions about adoption that you’d like to get feedback from a past, successful adoptive parent on? Visit Lifetime Adoption’s Facebook page to get the conversation started!

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
Written by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

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.”

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