November is National Adoption Month and a month where we celebrate children being given a forever family through the blessing of adoption. It is a great time to pause and think about the redeeming value of adoption. Ephesians 1:5 says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.” (NLT)
According to that verse, all Christians are adopted! Some families get to experience this fantastic opportunity in the flesh. While not all of us are called to adopt, we can undoubtedly bring joy to those families that follow the Lord’s leading to open their homes to waiting kids. Adoptive families from all walks of life can benefit from the support of their church, family, and community.
National Adoption Month is a wonderful time to gather with others touched by the miracle of adoption and to give thanks for the blessings of adoption. Join in as we celebrate adoption! We seek to remember those who are daily blessed by adoption, and those who make adoption possible.
We encourage you to celebrate National Adoption Month with your friends and family. Use the links below for ideas on how you can celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month.
Start With Prayer
We encourage you to pray for those touched by adoption. Join Lifetime as we lift birth parents, adoptive families, and adoptees in prayer so that they might come together in open adoption.
To help you get inspired, we’re offering a free download with 30 days’ worth of prayer ideas. Get your free download here! We hope that you’ll join Lifetime as we celebrate adoption through prayer! We celebrate the birth mothers who make adoption possible, as well as the adoptive parents who are blessed every day by adoption.
Support Adoption Non-profit Organizations
Lifetime Adoption Foundation is a non-profit charity which helps women choosing adoption through scholarships and assistance to those in need of basic necessities. It also offers grants for families opening their hearts to hard-to-place children. All donations received go directly to funding both of these programs.
Purchase an Adoption Prayer Bracelet
These bracelets are the perfect gift for anyone who has been touched by adoption. Wearing an Adoption Prayer Bracelet is a lovely way to celebrate your love for adoption. It can also serve as a reminder to pray for everyone involved in the adoption journey. All proceeds from the sales of Adoption Prayer Bracelets to go an adoption non-profit organization.
Consider a Good Read
There are wonderful books available for adoptive parents and adopted children, too. Asking your local library to display adoption-related books can be a great way to promote adoption in your community. For placing birth parents, the book So I Was Thinking About Adoption… promotes adoption as a positive option. For Christian couples interested in adopting, Called to Adoption is packed with information and practical advice. And you can explore some of the best children’s books about adoption right here on our website!
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.”
Please help me figure out how to adopt and my options. Thank you so much for your time
We’d love to help you get started with a domestic, open adoption. To learn about your options, please give Lifetime Adoption a call at (727) 493-0933. To get started today, you can fill out Lifetime’s free online application. We look forward to helping you on your adoption journey!