“Children are a heritage from the Lord and a reward from Him.”
Get tips on how you and your spouse can pray for each other while you wait for a birth mother to choose you!
Having Christian fellowship during your adoption wait is important. Surround yourselves with positivity and with people who can empathize with what you’re feeling.
This means choosing your friends wisely; think about who will help lift you up, even if they don’t understand what you’re going through.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Right now, it’s necessary to be around those who will pray for you. You might find support through a prayer partner, your small group at church, or even in an online adoption support group.
Know this: God wants you to succeed in adoption. He has a plan for your life and your family. This fact must be fixed in your mind and your heart when you’re struggling with your adoption wait. Seek Him out in prayer with all the longings of your heart. And remember to pray for others experiencing the same issues.
take their name to the throne of God in prayer.”
-Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church
When you’re frustrated during your adoption, bring your frustrations to the Lord and pray about them. Thousands of hopeful adoptive parents have been in the same place you’re in right now. Many have felt the same way you do, and asked questions like “Will we ever be parents?” and “What’s wrong with us that causes a birth mom to choose someone else?”
Avoid focusing on the negative, but instead, pray and focus on what God wants for you. Search for His will for your life. By doing this, you’ll gain peace in where you’re going. This is my prayer 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.”