Don’t Waste Your Wait {Adoption}

I have been so very blessed to be surrounded by adoptive, adopting, and foster families in each community we have entered. We aim to surround ourselves with true believers and it seems like James 1:27 (Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.) is lived out among this group. As an adoptee who hopes to adopt in the future, it has been so encouraging to see some many families welcoming needy children into their homes and lives.

Don’t Waste Your Wait

There are many steps, processes, strains, and emotions on the adoption journey. Naomi Quick at 127living has written some of their adoptive story in “Don’t Waste Your Wait”. This short book is a collection of her open and honest blog posts while they waited for their first adoptive child. The journey was not what they initially expected and had many highs, lows, and heartbreaks; but through it all they saw and felt God’s leading and guidance.

While waiting for your child, it is easy to feel uncertain about the future and wonder why God has not moved in your preferred timeframe. Naomi says, “I feel like I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the desert. Even as I wrote that, it came to mind that the Israelites did, too. Not because God didn’t love them. Oh, He loved them TREMENDOUSLY! He sent Moses to deliver them out to Egypt. Performed countless miracles to protect and provide for them. They would briefly recognize God’s faithfulness, and then resort back to grinding and complaining. They even said they would have been better off in Egypt.” (Chapter 4)

Just like every trial in this life, the wait during the adoption process is an opportunity to learn more about God’s character, His redemptive work in adopting us as sons and daughters, and to draw closer to Him. We cannot control the timeline for adoption, but we can control our response to the wait and the disappointments that come along the way.Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” Philippians 2:14-16

If you are preparing to adopt, waiting to be matched to your child, or interested in what the adoption wait looks like then snatch up this book! It is moving and hopeful and so encouraging to waiting families.

Order your copy of Don’t Waste Your Wait!

Read my adoption story here.

 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own.*

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