Prayer is a very powerful tool. I have grown up in church so prayer is an important aspect for my life. Prayer was especially important to me during my adoption journey. Everyone’s adoption journey is different but all have its ups and downs. Ours was no exception.

We used an adoption agency to complete a domestic adoption. We completed our home study and then the waiting began. We waited several months and then were matched with an expectant mother. We met and had contact with her for the last few months of her pregnancy. She was scheduled to be induced. The day before we were going to go to the hospital and she was going to be induced, we received the phone call. She had decided to parent the child. While we were heartbroken, we understood and always knew that was a possibility. That is when prayer became even more critical to me. I needed peace and reassurance. I needed hope that we would become parents some time. I needed to strengthen that faith.

This experience really did strengthen my faith. This really allowed my husband to really trust God to get through that period of time.

It gave my husband and I time to spend with each other and our church community. We also were contacted by many people we hadn’t heard from in a while and were able to reconnect.

I learned during that time that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.

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