In 2017, Lifetime Christian Adoption’s blog covered topics ranging from how to handle your adoption wait to birth mothers sharing why they chose adoption. We feel blessed to be able to bring you encouragement during your adoption journey, and we’ll strive to keep writing useful Christian content for our readers in the new year!

Here are Lifetime Christian Adoption’s top 10 posts of 2017:

Create Calm Faith During Your Adoption Journey#10: How to Create Calm Faith During Your Adoption Journey

Many times, stress during the adoption wait is due to frustration over your lack of control over the process. In this blog post, our Founder Mardie Caldwell shares that practicing having “calm” faith helped her during her adoption journey.

Thinking About Adoption for Your Child#9: 4 Questions to Ask When Thinking About Adoption for Your Child

Making an adoption plan for your baby or child is a hard decision. But no matter what you decide, should know that God loves you for who you are. In this post, we share four questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about adoption.

We encourage you to read the Word of God if you get discouraged in your adoption#8: Do All to the Glory of God

Taking care of yourself is so important. Once you’ve started your journey towards self-care and a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be encouraged to keep going! Remember that your health is a blessing during your adoption process; one that deserves care and attention.

How to Deal With a Crisis of Faith During an Unplanned Pregnancy#7: How to Deal With a Crisis of Faith During an Unplanned Pregnancy

It’s common for Christian women who are pregnant unexpectedly to wonder if this truly is a part of God’s plan for their lives. Our #7 blog post of 2017 shares useful tips you can follow if you find yourself in this situation.

adoption journey#6: Let Jesus Lead Your Adoption Journey

This blog post was written by Lifetime’s Founder Mardie Caldwell (pictured to the left with her son in the 80’s). Hear from Mardie about how the Lord had a plan for you beyond your imagination. During your adoption wait, your job is to be prepared, focused and ready for the time a child is presented.

Lifetime Turned My Unplanned Pregnancy Into a Gift from God#5: “Lifetime Turned My Unplanned Pregnancy Into a Gift from God!”

Our fifth most popular blog post features a sweet email from one of our birth mothers! Read about her adoption and delivery experience. “Thanks to Lifetime, my unplanned pregnancy was turned into a gift from God!” she says.

recommended adoption books#4: Recommended Adoption Books (Plus a FREE Download!)

If you’re exploring adoption to start your family, books are a great place to start. Get Lifetime’s recommended adoption reading list. It has books that provide info on how to adopt a baby, as well as books to help children understand their adoption.

Read one woman's story of how she came to believe in God's love during her unplanned pregnancy#3: Believing in God’s Love During an Unplanned Pregnancy

If you’ve just gotten a positive pregnancy test, you might feel ashamed and guilty, and wonder if God still loves you. This blog post, written by a birth mother, lets you know of the Lord’s unconditional love for you, even if you’ve turned against His way.

Adoption With Confidence#2: Praying for Adoption With Confidence

Prayer will be your foundation as you make decisions and plans in every step of the adoption process. God desires to help you in every aspect of your life.  Your part is to accept the blessings provided to you by Our Lord and seek direction from His Church to know His will in building your family.

Discover what the Lord has to say about adoption#1: What Does the Bible Say About Adoption?

Our top Christian blog post of the year goes into depth about what the Holy Scriptures say about adoption. Take a look at God’s view of a family unit and His plan for children!