Many feel led to adoption or a call to help others through adoption. If you question, “Why us? Why now?,” maybe the better question is, “Why not?”
Remember Jonah? He was called by God and ignored His commands because they weren’t immediately comfortable. Maybe adoption seems too expensive or too difficult. Perhaps the timing doesn’t seem right. Maybe you are putting it off until after the holidays, next year, or after the next milestone birthday.
Take time in God’s presence to discern His will for you. If you are feeling God calling you to adopt, explore your options. Learn about the types of adoption and the choices you have. Your time spent may be to fulfill an adoption plan yourself, or it may simply be so that you are armed with accurate knowledge about Christian adoption so that you are equipped to help others.
As we go through each day, sharing His love with others, there are few ways to touch people for a lifetime. Adopting a child into our lives, our hearts, and His heavenly kingdom is actively changing a life for our lifetime and for eternity.
His plans may not be for you to adopt, but rather your actions may still fulfill His plans for a child. He may need you as an instrument to affect the lives of others.
This was excerpted from Lifetime Adoption Founder Mardie Caldwell’s book, Called to Adoption. If you’re ready answer the Lord’s call to adopt, please call Lifetime Adoption: 1-877-383-6847. Your first step in getting started is to fill out our free online application to adopt.