If you are thinking about adopting, make sure to spend time in God’s word and call on Him for help every day. In doing so, you will receive direction for building your family through adoption.
Consider Ephesians 1:5: our Heavenly Father planned in advance that His children would not only be born into His family, but that we would also be received as His adopted children “according to the good pleasure of His will.” Adoption has always been on His heart.
His desire for us is that we achieve our adoption goals with confidence. 1 John 5:14-15 encourages us, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (NKJV)
Here are a few activities that you can do daily in order achieve peace of mind and assurance through Him:
- Seek His wisdom and plan
- Read and study His Word
- Pray for step-by-step guidance
- Know that delay is not denial
- Wait for God’s direction before responding in every decision
Adoption can take time and patience. For many people, waiting isn’t easy, especially when we are looking for an answer right away. My own adoption was a test in faith and believing that the Lord would fulfill our desire to be a mom and dad. I struggled through the hard times when people around me were chosen as parents over us. Honestly, at times I felt God had forgotten us, but He hadn’t. And when our time came, God rewarded us with the most wonderful little boy.
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.”