Here is an encouraging note from Lifetime’s Founder and CEO, Mardie Caldwell:
“I thought of you today and wanted to encourage you. Our adoption journeys are not always easy, and at times you might wonder why is it taking so long. The good news is that it’s worth it!
The Lord has a plan for you and the child you will adopt, just as God had a master plan in my own adoption in 1986. If we had not stayed on the path and gone through the very difficult times, we wouldn’t be helping couples become mommies and daddies through the miracle of adoption. Lifetime Adoption Center has helped thousands of children find their way to their forever families.
Through firsthand experience, I decided I wanted to offer non-judgmental support to assist women in deciding if adoption is the right choice for them. Remember, the entire staff at Lifetime Adoption is praying for you. Stay on the path the Lord has placed in front of you, and focus on your future child.
God bless you,
Here is a helpful message from the devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young that Mardie wanted to share with you:
DO NOT RESIST OR RUN from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth. Embrace all the circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them. View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on Me.
When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me. Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us. Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom. Thank Me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
—2 CORINTHIANS 1:8–9
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.