I previously wrote about the various options towards becoming a parent. One of such option is adoption.
Adoption brings as much joy to a couple as if they had conceived the child themselves, in adoption a parent opens up their heart to receive another human. For whatever reason the child has become separated from their birth parents and need a loving home to be nurtured.
In Adoption, a child is conceived in the hearts, not the womb.
I personally think that adoption is the most loving, selfless and beautiful act anyone can perform.
I am reminded of the story of Joseph “the father” of Jesus. As he secretly planned to do away with Mary to avoid the shame brought about by her pregnancy.
The angel of God appeared to him and commanded him to raise Jesus as his own. He was told to adopt the son of God.
Having been told by an angel I am sure he still had some questions but he was assured by the fact that, God has a plan in his story.
As you consider your options, I pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his plans for you and direct your steps to the best options toward fulfilling your dreams.
Some couples have disagreed on adoption as an option and this has led to the break down of their marriages.
If you are one of such people, my heart goes out to you. I pray that you will soon find someone who will share the same vision as you. If you desire to go it alone…May your strength be multiplied.
As you reflect on the Christmas story, remember Jesus was adopted by Joseph.
Whatever option you take towards becoming a parent may it bring you be peace and joy.
Your Partner in Hope.