We tried to get pregnant for five years before we began the adoption process. No diagnosis was ever determined for me. I remember thinking that, in some ways, it would have been nice to have an answer to why we were not getting pregnant. That way we could either have closure or fix the problem.
Now I know my diagnosis. It’s called, “God-had-other-plans-that-are-better-than-mine.” His plan far exceeded my expectations.
Even as we began our second adoption, I found myself reverting back to my old ways and forgetting that His ways are best.
When will I learn? Probably never. It’s a constant battle with me, but I am so thankful for God’s grace and patience.
Today, I’m asking you to pray for everyone who is in the adoption process right now. The process is hard, but God knows that and He wants us to come to Him with all of our doubts, fears and desires.
Here are a few suggestions for your prayer time.
*For peace as they wait to see how God’s plan unfolds.
*That God would remove any financial burden. God will provide!
* The adjustment of a new life joining the family.
* Wisdom for any decisions that need to be made during the adoption process.
* Patience for the waiting.
* That they would let go of the control and release their longing and desires to the Lord.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Abby has been married to her college sweetheart, Wes, for 9 years. Three years ago, they began the journey of domestic adoption. Blessed with a (more than they had planned) open adoption experience, they were able to witness the birth of their first child, Max, in the summer of 2010. Little brother, Sam, joined their team in September of 2012. Wes and Abby are trusting God as he leads them in their relationship with their sons’ birth families. You can follow their story at Akers of Love.