When is the Perfect Time to Adopt?

by | Jun 30, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

when is the perfect time to adopt a baby?We’re all striving towards our ideal life. This might mean scoring the perfect, well-paying job, marrying the man of your dreams, or choosing just the perfect time to have a baby. Everyone has their “perfect life plan.” However, real life rarely turns out how we expected it to. When things don’t go just like we’d hoped, we need to be ready to change our expectations of what a perfect life is to us. Living life to the fullest sometimes involves making changes along the way as we follow God’s plans. Lifetime sees this in couples and their plans to build a family.

Couples often recognize that they want to share their love with a child. However, some seem to hold off until the “perfect time.” They tell themselves that they’ll start their family after all the bills are paid off, their careers are established, they buy their dream home, or other goals achieved. Couples work so hard to create the life they see as perfect. But, they aren’t aware that each day they put off starting a family, they’re getting a little older and conceiving may become a little more difficult. Often the “perfect time” doesn’t come until days turn into months, and months into years and they feel the pressure of age on top of the desire to become parents.

For some, one of the biggest blows to their “perfect plan” is when they find out that they have fertility issues. They may look into fertility treatments, pray to God, and ask themselves if a family is really what they want. This is usually when adoption becomes a real option. The issue that many couples face is when to start the path towards adoption.

Adoption shouldn’t be ruled by some magical formula or moment. Choosing when to adopt should be directed by your hopes to build your family. If you’ve come to a point in your life when you don’t want to keep missing out on the amazing opportunities that you could be having with a child, you should begin the adoption process. You have so much to offer! Your home may not be absolutely perfect, or your job may not be absolutely perfect, but none of that will matter once your baby is home. Life is about living, learning, loving, and experiencing. The life you’ll have with that child will be full of absolutely perfect love and perfect moments.

You can learn more about domestic adoption today by emailing Lifetime
or calling us at 1-800-923-6784.
We’ll discuss your options and tell you how you can get the process started today!

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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