Do you feel that you are called to adopt a child?
Many Christian families, seeing the need to step forward in faith and raise a child not of their bodies, are choosing to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.
In her new book, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell shares her personal experience of adoption and provides help for those interested in creating their own adoption story.
More and more Christians across the country are learning more about the call to care for orphans. There are all types of adoption today. Learn more about being Called to Adoption.
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About the Author
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. is a Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, an award winning author of 5 adoption books: Adopting Online, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, So I Was Thinking About Adoption, The Healthcare Professional's Adoption Guide, and Called to Adoption. Mardie is also the talk show host of Let's Talk Adoption.com with Mardie Caldwell and the founder of Lifetime Adoption in 1986. She travels and speaks nationwide on adoption topics, family topics, infertility and writing. She has been quoted in and consulted for Parenting and Adoption magazines and has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC, BBC, NBC, and Fox. Featured in Parade Magazine, Caldwell is an adoptive mother living in Northern California.
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Is It Time to Answer the Call?
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.