For many of the adoptive parents we’ve assisted through the years, the WAIT is the hardest step along a path to adoption. Sometimes the timing is the only thing standing between their desire to adopt and the moment they meet their future child.
If you’re waiting to adopt, or anticipating the wait as you plow through the first stages of preparing to adopt, stay focused on your goal ahead–your future family. You will be a blessing to a child, a birth parent, and maybe countless others along your journey. Share your story-in-progress, as you feel comfortable. BE ENCOURAGED knowing that every day you’re waiting to adopt, is a day you move closer to realizing adoption success.
To “wait,” according to Merriam’s Dictionary, is:
- to be ready and available
- to look forward expectantly
- to remain stationary in readiness or expectation
- to stay in place in expectation of
Notice the descriptions “be ready,” “look forward,” “expectation.” These are ACTIVE words. When the wait discourages you, focus on how you are actively waiting. You’re not idle in this time. Do everything you can to be “ready” to adopt, then wait in eager “expectation” for the result of your plans.
Download a PDF document called “Encouragement for Your Adoption” today for even more adoption encouragement. As Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime (and an adoptive mom) says, “Your mindset about this time will play a great role in how you walk through this journey and what you accomplish during these days.”