In 2010, I knew very little about what we were embarking on as we entered into the world of adoption. What I DID know is that I was ready and excited to travel a new road. Years of unsuccessful fertility treatments had left me feeling drained emotionally and physically. My heart was broken, my body bruised and sore, and my soul felt like it had endured all it could take. Thank goodness that I know and believe with ALL my heart that things DO NOT happen by accident and that God had led us here. If not for that, I would’ve given up then and there, and sadly would have missed out on the incredible world of adoption and all that it brings.
Do you feel the ‘pull’ towards adoption? Some know from the very beginning they will adopt. Others are led to it through life situations and circumstances. It really doesn’t matter how you get there, if you feel your heart leading you, jump on board and get ready for the ride. Some days will be easy, some hard. The process will change you, THAT, I know for sure. Here are a few things to know when considering adoption:
- Adoption costs can be such an issue in the beginning for so many. You wonder how in the world will you ever come up with it all? It stops some from ever even starting the process. Don’t let it. You make sacrifices. You cut back here-and-there. You make it happen.
- Adoption is not an easy road. You get knocked down. Multiple times. There are ups and downs, twists and turns unlike anything you could’ve imagined. You find out that you are stronger than you ever knew yourself to be. Keep your heart and mind focused. The child meant for you is coming.
- Adoption GAIN does not come without LOSS. A birth family is losing so much at the very same time that an adoptive family is gaining the world. Always remember. Never forget. Pray often.
- Adoption is a blessing SO great, it’s almost incomprehensible. Such a precious, priceless gift. YOU become the lucky one.
- ADOPTION. IS. WORTH. IT.
My heart is FULL, and I’m a mama blessed through ADOPTION…