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Recently, a young woman asked me a question regarding adoption and the financial risk up front. She and her husband are looking into adoption and all it involves both emotionally and financially.

Most agencies require a portion of the adoption fee once a match is made with a birth mother. If the adoption falls through, however, the money is then rolled over back into their account and the waiting game begins again. If a couple is fortunate enough not to have any financial concerns they can also sign up with another agency and strengthen their chances for an adoption.

The desire for a baby is deep within the woman’s heart and she will do whatever it takes to experience that end result of cradling a baby in her arms. It is a risk she is willing to take.

I always share two things with adoptive couples I work with. First, begin praying for your birth mother. If God has a baby for you through adoption, then He already knows the young woman who will carry that baby. Your prayers will give her the strength to make the right decisions. Second, treat it like a pregnancy. Even then there are no 100% guarantees.

So while you’re in the “waiting room”, do whatever you would be doing if you knew you were expecting – start planning…

Psalm 27:14 “Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord.”