I watch as couples grow their faith as well as their families.
Mike and Mallory called me last Spring as they began their adoption journey. They were home study ready by Summer. And by the next Spring this little guy was home. Today Mallory shares what it was like to finally know it was time to take the step toward adoption and how God brought their family together.
Our journey began with hesitation. We were scared of the unknowns and fearful that it wouldn’t work out. But God strategically placed numerous individuals in our life who unknowingly encouraged us to take the leap of faith and pursue adoption.
Once we started the process, we moved quickly to complete our home study only to wait to be matched. Each time we presented our profile we were hopeful that an exciting phone call would follow, only to hear ‘not yet.’ It was hard and it hurt. We began questioning God and why he called us to adopt. After numerous situations and what felt like an eternity, that all changed in early January when we received the call that our son’s birth mom picked us. And in late April, our son was born!
If we have learned one thing through this entire experience, it is that God has a plan for you and don’t question it. Was our adoption process easy? No. But it is exactly what God had for us and we wouldn’t change it for anything.
“For I know the plans I have for you” this is the Lord’s declaration. “Plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Christian Adoption Consultants have been a blessing throughout this entire process. The prayerful emails and endless resources helped us feel completely supported along the way and we can not imagine pursuing adoption without their support and guidance.
And if you are wondering whether or not to pursue adoption, as our friends thoughtfully told us, just do it.