My Miracle From Faith in God
After we were told we could not have children biologically, we adopted our son as a baby. When he was four years old, my husband and I were pondering whether to adopt a second child. For those of you who do not know, the process of adoption can be very emotional, with a fear of rejection if you do not qualify for a certain requirement of the agency. Rules such as age, or already had adopted one baby, so can not get another, and so on, depending on the agency. We were not on the waiting list anywhere, with the exception of a place our pastor had told us about six months before we adopted our son. But, it did not seem promising. They had only acknowledged that they had received our application, but we had not heard from them since.
My husband and I kept trying to think it through, and kept asking the Lord what he wanted, but could not see any clear direction. My husband told me that he was okay with either way, and that it was more up to me than him. We were on vacation at the time, and still I could not get any "for sure" direction. Finally I prayed, Lord if you want us to adopt another baby, let me know. I did not have any preconceived idea how he would do this, and kept it at that. When we got home, we had a letter in our mailbox from that agency, asking if we were still interested in adopting! Remember, it had been about 5 years since we had first applied.
The miracle did not end there. Now there was all the paperwork, the scrutiny, the interviews, and waiting, to go through. Also, the agency was out of state. It took almost a year more. We finally knew we were approved, but did not know how long it would take. I remember a sleepless night on July 31. I had always prayed, Lord please give me a baby. But that night I prayed for the mother of the baby the Lord was bringing to me. I prayed she would have peace, and feel the comfort of God's arms around her.
We got the call, the agency had a baby girl for us, and could we get there within three days. Everything goes in fast motion and a blur at that time, and we got there. What I found out from the adoption worker when we were picking her up, "blew me away" The mother had no contact with the agency until ten days before she gave birth. She walked in off the street and said she wanted a Christian home for her baby. Our little girl was born on August 11. There are probably even more ways that God worked in this than what I am aware. Oh yes, there is one more. We were told that the agency had never done an adoption to our state, and they had tried three years previously, and first contacted the government agencies, and did not get any cooperation. They usually would not try again, but were just going through their files, and felt impressed to do so. This time they got all the cooperation they needed.
Our little girl is 24 now, and is on a life journey. She is growing spiritually, and in maturity. But, whatever the outcome of anything in her life, or ours, one thing I am sure of is that God choose her for us.
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Kathleen Couch who also goes by the pen name of Purple Leaf has written a variety of articles. She has gained expertise in many areas by having rich and fulfilling life experiences. You may read more of her articles at this site: http://www.helium.com/user/show/32788Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles
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