“…the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.'”
-Luke 2: 10-11
We wish you the love, happiness, and peace that the true meaning of Christmas brings! Our wish is also that you feel God’s presence in the lights and candles which softly cast their glow at Christmas. May you feel the awe of His enduring love as He guides you throughout every day of the coming year. God’s Blessings be with you, both at Christmas and in the New Year!
Lifetime Adoption’s offices will be closed on Christmas Day. However, we’ll remain available 24/7 for birth mothers and adoptive families with urgent updates on their adoption match: 1-800-923-6784.
We’re hopeful that the coming year reveals the next step toward realizing your heart’s greatest desire, parenthood. Lifetime continues to pray for each and every one of you. We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time, whether you’re thinking about adoption for your baby or faithfully waiting to be chosen as adoptive parents.
Here’s our Christmas prayer for you:
Lord, we celebrate and honor You during this season of Christmas. We choose to put You at the center of our lives as we observe Your birth. Keep us from being distracted and help us to invite You into our lives.
Help us to worship You during this busy time of year. Give us wisdom so that we might know You better. Help us to be kind to each other and forgive one another, just as You forgave us. Teach us acts of kindness for those in need.
Open our eyes and our hearts so that we might be enlightened, and know the hope you’ve called us to. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on December 22, 2017, and has since been updated.
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.”