Infertility, Fertility, & Adoption

Let me clarify 2 things off the bat:
1-We’ve never struggled with infertility.
2-Not everyone is called to adopt.

But here’s what I do know. Something Jeremy and I have talked about lots in recent weeks…There is a special love you have for a child you adopt.

It’s not greater than the love you have for biological children. It’s not less. Just different.

Strong. Emotional. Indescribable. Real.

I can’t put my finger on it exactly, but it moves me to tears nearly every day.

I’ve birthed 3 babies. I’ve adopted 1. And this I can say with confidence…

Women who struggle with infertility-Don’t worry that you’ll miss something if you never birth kids and choose the path of adoption. You won’t. In fact, I’m wondering if it could be the other way around.

O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
(Psalm 139:1-6 ESV)

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4 comments

  1. I agree with you 100%. There is something very very different. I always think what a miracle God has brought into my life but really natural birth is also a miracle of God. I just think it is a specialer (my word) miracle. A man and a woman come together to create a baby but so many more factors have to go into it for adoption to happen. It is hard to explain. The truth is that love does not come from a blood line it comes solely from the heart.

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