“How do we know if we’re called to adopt?” is a common question for couples to ask themselves when they begin exploring Christian adoption.
When God first lays adoption on their hearts, many adoptive couples ask themselves questions like:
“Can I love a child that is not of my own body?
“Can I physically, financially and emotionally take on another child?”
“How in the world can I come up with that kind of money?”
“When is the right time to start, Lord?”
Spend time in prayer and with the Word, so that you can determine which path is right for you to take toward parenthood. We encourage you to take the time to have an open conversation with your spouse about adoption. Sometimes, it takes an act of God to get a husband and wife on the same page at the same time and ready to begin the journey of adoption.
-James 1:27 NIV
God can use you in a powerful way to live out this gospel to children. Once you’ve recognized the Lord’s call upon you to adopt, you’ll need to begin the process of finding the right professionals, those who specialize in the type of adoption you want.
For example, if you’re seeking a domestic, newborn adoption, be sure the adoption professional works directly with their own birth mothers.
At Lifetime, we have an extensive support system in place for birth mothers and help them throughout each stage of their adoption decision. In fact, many Christian women facing an unplanned pregnancy choose to work with Lifetime, because they want their baby’s adoptive parents to share their faith.
What you ask adoption agencies is crucial, but so are the questions you ask yourself. Ask yourself what’s important to you. Your answers shed light on which route you should take in adoption.
What do you need from the staff you’ll partner with to build your family through adoption? Low fees? Quick results? The least amount of paperwork? Since adoption is such an important and personal decision, it’s probably none of those things, but instead something deeper.
Lifetime Christian Adoption is here to help you prayerfully during your path to parenthood. As a Christian adoption agency, we’re not just faith-based; we’re Christ-centered too. From the person who processed your application to those helping birth mothers, our adoption staff are believers. Many hopeful adoptive parents have found it encouraging to know they’re working with people who share their values and faith. You can trust Lifetime to work for you while respecting the God-given call upon your life to discover the baby meant for you!