And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
– Romans 8:28

Lifetime adoptive mother Lindsay and her sonHere are Lifetime Christian Adoption, we believe that Mother’s Day is more than simply a day for cards, breakfast in bed, flowers, and lunch reservations. Mother’s Day is a spiritual celebration that finds substantial support in Biblical principles and guidance.
But when you’re in the middle of your adoption wait, Mother’s Day may just feel like a painful reminder that you’ve not yet met the baby God meant for you. We want to help and bless adoptive mothers-in-waiting.
Many adoptive mothers who are waiting to be chosen by a birth mother find this weekend to be difficult. On Mother’s Day and every day, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. You will be a mother soon! God has the perfect child for each of you in His perfect timing. As you trust Him and place your burden on Him, He will carry you through this difficult time of waiting.
Our Founder, Mardie Caldwell, has these encouraging words to share: “I was a mother-in-waiting like you. I know your heart and mind are focused on being a mother. Your focus is on your adoption and fulfillment of this need in your life throughout every day; especially around Mother’s Day. Remember, God knows the desires of your heart. You will be a mother soon, so stay faithful and don’t give up!”
Lifetime encourages you to give your adoption worries over to the Lord. In order to remain strong in your faith, realize that you may need to commit yourself to it day after day.
God recognizes your child and has a plan for him or her. He has plans to bring that child into the world for you to raise for His glory. Consider this prayer if Mother’s Day has you feeling down:

Dear Lord,
I pray for patience today, for the timing is yours for our adoption.

I pray for wisdom and guidance for what to do and when to do it and for acceptance of the fact you have my adoption all planned out already.

I pray for our child, their birth mother, and for special protection around them, you know where they are and what their needs are, I pray for those needs now.

I pray for the professionals that will help us find each other and for wisdom and discernment for them to do the work they need to help us. I trust you with our adoption. I place my fears at your feet and ask for comfort in my time of waiting.
In His Name Amen.

God Bless you and may Mother’s Day be a day of hope and joy for you, a mother in waiting. Stay strong; know we are praying for you and your adoption. God is faithful and loves you very much, and we do too!

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 9, 2017, and has since been updated.