“One of my favorite parts of my job walking with families through their adoption journey is encouraging families in the wait and then watching God work. No doubt the wait in adoption can be one of the hardest, but God does something incredible in our hearts as we wait on Him. Whether you find yourself in the wait of adoption, or healing in a broken relationship, or a career break, or a new adventure, I’m thankful we can trust in a good God who is faithful and never slow in keeping his promises. He writes much better stories that we could even dream up. ‘Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’ (Ephesians 3:20–21)” -CAC Adoption Consultant Susan
“One thing I would tell families in the adoption process is to just simply trust what God has for you. Through each of our adoption processes, God has “shaken up” the plans we made for ourselves and put us on a path only He could have laid out for us. I am so happy we were willing to follow Him despite the unknowns, because only He could have molded our family the way He did.” -CAC Adoption Consultant Katie M.
“After walking the adoption road twice, I’ve learned that God is in control. It sounds so cliche, but when saying yes to adoption we entered a world where basically everything was out of our control. It taught me to rest and trust in Him in a way I’d never done before.” -CAC Adoption Consultant Meg
“At some point in your adoption journey you are going to be faced with a decision: ‘Am I going to embrace the wait or become overwhelmed by it and see it as a hindrance?’ My advice for you is don’t waste the wait. Don’t rush the process. God has a purpose for ALL things-including the wait. I pray that wherever you are in your adoption journey you will never forget God’s great love for you; a kind of love that always has your best interest in mind even when you can’t comprehend or understand what He is up to. Vaneetha Risner says, ‘In retrospect, I can see that the wait is the most precious answer God can give us. It makes us cling to Him rather than cling to an outcome. God knows what I need. I do not. He sees the future. I cannot. His perspective is eternal. Mine is not. He will give me what is best for me. When it is best for me. As Paul Tripp says, ‘Waiting is not just about what I get at the end of the wait, but about who I become as I wait.'” -CAC Adoption Consultant Kelly
“No matter where you are in this beautiful/crazy journey of adoption, know that He is going before you preparing the way. Deuteronomy 31:8 – ‘The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.’ If you’re journeying through and feeling discouraged, although it’s not easy, stop right there. Our ONLY job is to stay hopeful and fearless, trusting in His plan. The Lord does the heavy lifting. He will make a way. He will bring your child to your arms, in His perfect way and timing.” -CAC Adoption Consultant Jonnilyn
“The adoption process is such a roller coaster. We can choose to white-knuckle the ride holding on for dear life being tossed back and forth with fear and anxiety. Or we can loosen our grip, throw our hands in the air and fully surrender the journey to God. The ride is so much better when we relinquish control and trust He’s got it all worked out!” -CAC Adoption Consultant Leah
“Reframing my focus in the wait away from praying for our family to praying for women in crisis pregnancies helped me so much. I began to grow a deep love and appreciation for birth families and it took the focus off of myself. Pray for God to lead your child’s birth mom to an ethical agency that will truly love, support, encourage and help her.” -CAC Adoption Consultant Katie F.
“Three years ago when we stared our adoption journey I wrote this in my journal after we became a waiting family. It still speaks to so many seasons in my life. In our adoption journey there is a battle I have to daily seize. Not wishing it away, but realizing that is exactly where He tenderly has us.
Lie: He has forgotten your story
Truth: He is in every single detail of your journey, calling Himself the sympathetic high priest sustaining you every curve, every turn, every bump, lavishly loving through the valleys. He hasn’t forgotten a single piece of it the way he hasn’t forgotten the exact number of every hair on your head…He is all about the details.
Lie: You are not enough
Truth: You are a child, a daughter, a son, the bride of God. He paid the greatest price for us. Unwavering love He poured out on the cross. YOU will always be worthy because of His great sacrifice. .
Lie: My story won’t end the way I want
Truth: His authorship is always greater than ours. Always leading us to a place that brings Him glory allowing us into the heart of our Jesus like never before. Instead of being let down, be inspired…the story He is writing has immense purpose. Don’t wish it away but choose to see yourself in it with a new lens of purpose
Stand over the enemy in whatever lie he has been screaming to you, and lean in…because our God is whispering… hope.” -CAC Adoption Consultant Fallon
“We believe adoption is close to the Father’s heart because He first loved us through our own adoption, grafting us into His family heritage. We are sealed by His Spirit, known by His name. When we know who we are by our own adoption we have a depth of understanding of what it means to adopt a child not born to us. I love how God is for adoption, because He created the concept. Be encouraged today knowing that God’s hand and blessing is upon you, and on your child. And the joy that fills our hearts when we hold our child for the first time is a reflection of His amazing love for each one of us.” -CAC Adoption Consultants Jason & Dawn
“In the midst of our adoption process, it was often hard to trust in God’s timing. We were tempted to question the wait. But looking back, the wait was a precious and perfect part of the journey to our son and his birthmother. God knows each detail and He holds each person in His kind and wise care. He holds your family. He holds your child and your child’s birth family. He is always guiding and orchestrating with abundant grace and wisdom. We can trust Him as we wait, as we question, as we face the hard and the unknown and the brokenness. His love is so abundant. Not one thing falls outside of His care.” -CAC Adoption Specialist Jessica
“It is my absolute privilege to walk alongside families in their adoption journeys. In all three of my own adoptions, I remember the tough moments, the difficulty of the wait and the incredible beauty of my childrens’ stories, but something that amazes me when I look back is the way God was working behind the scenes all the time, even when I couldn’t see it. The hard moments hurt, of course, but if any single thing had gone differently, I wouldn’t have these three precious children. I want to encourage you that even when the wait feels long, God is working and He is writing a story that is more perfect and beautiful than anything you could’ve imagined!” -CAC Adoption Consultant Karalee
“He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. In our wait for our third child, God brought us to a place of knowing Him more deeply than we ever had before. He used the wait as a faith builder for us as He showed up over and over again to provide and in his sovereign plan, crossed our paths with our son’s birth mother exactly when He always planned. Looking back, we know now that every delay, every situation that didn’t work out, every day we waited for a phone call wasn’t God delaying or not answering prayers. But it was His yes to us bringing home the son He had for our family from the very beginning.” -CAC Designer & Assistant Libby