No Two Adoption Plans Are Alike

For You From The Word

For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6, NIV)

For You To Think About

How do birth parents reach the decision to make an adoption plan? No two situations are the same. There are as many approaches as there are birth parents.

Consider these stories from real-life birth mothers and birth fathers.

woman on swing, thinking and considering an adoption planJenna: I was 15 years old when I got pregnant. I had no idea what to do until the idea of adoption was presented to me. I was very uneasy at first but then I decided to look into it. It was the right choice for me.

Ruby: I was a 23-year-old single mother of a 2 year old chronically ill child when I found out that I was pregnant. I knew within weeks that I wanted to place my son for adoption because I could not care for him. It took me 4 months to find the right couple, but I did!

Betsy: I found out that I was pregnant and my first instinct was adoption. I truly believe that babies should be celebrated. Sadly, I wasn’t. So many people dream about having a child. I love my son and my choice.

Daryl: When I first found out my girlfriend was pregnant, I was happy. But then my girlfriend decided she was not able to handle being a mom. I wanted more for my son then I was giving him.

Each adoption is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all. We can stand by birth parents who face an unplanned pregnancy as they make their own one-of-a-kind decision by providing information, support, and resources – always asking God to fill them with His wisdom.

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Fill birth parents with Your wisdom. Help them to make the best decision for their children and themselves. Speak to them if Your desire for them is to consider adoption. Show me how I can provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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