“I was brought up in a Christian family, went to Sunday school every week, and then youth groups and prayer circles when I was older. My faith in God has really helped me through some rough patches in life. I’m actually going through one right now with being pregnant unexpectedly.
It’s important to me that the family I choose for my baby be devout Christians, and raise my child to know the Lord. Can I find out the adoptive parent’s faith?”
Yes! A big part of your adoption decision is talking to a family (or two or three!), where you’ll have the opportunity to ask them anything you’d like to know. And talking about faith with adoptive couples is a great way to learn more about each other.
The adoptive couple might also ask you about your faith or your preference of faith for your child. Be honest! If you want your child raised with a specific faith or belief, talk about it with the couple.
It’s okay to ask your Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime about families who are Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, or even non-denominational! This is your decision and you have options. You can always talk to your Adoption Coordinator ahead of time too if you have specific requests.
Want to start looking at Lifetime’s adoptive families? You can start the process today by browsing our online adoptive family profiles.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.