Adoption Awareness Month

It’s been too long, friends. I have completely neglected this sweet little blog. Honestly, it’s not because I haven’t had things *to talk about*, it’s because I haven’t had any *adoption* related news to talk about. But, since it’s November, it’s the perfect time for a little writing because it’s… Adoption Awareness Month! A month that will forever be supported and talked about in the Birkeland home. Adoption has changed us. It has made us think about the unborn, birthmothers, birthfathers, orphans, and so on and so on… It has opened up a whole new world {cue the song from Aladdin} We will never be the same. Today I was reminded of this verse:

Proverbs 24:12 tells us that “Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act.”

Friends, we are responsible. We are responsible to pray, give, or even adopt.This might be a stretch, but I do not think it’s a coincidence that right now, at THIS time in history, that there are 157 million orphans in need of families and 1 in 8 women are struggling to conceive. The Lord said, “to care for the widows and orphans” {James 1:27} To sum it up: Adoption is NEVER a bad idea. God is for it! And if the Lord has specifically called you not to adopt a child, then the Lord will soften your heart to give or pray. He is so good like that. He will lead you, just ask Him. Now, on to an update of sorts.

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Like most of you know, the hubs knows if there is a birthmother viewing our profile, I do not. This is decision we made a while back and I am thankful for the strong, wise, and steadfast man that I married. He is truly my helpmate in every way. {Side-note: we are approaching a *year* of waiting, in the adoption process, so definitely be expecting a post on that} Until then, you can follow me on Instagram because everyday this month I will be posting something related to adoption. My username is @kbirkeland // #comeonbabyb #knittogetherbyadoption

Each of you are loved and appreciated more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for your prayers and love!

KB

Comments

  1. Did you also know that if just 8% of Christians adopted, there would be no more orphans? Isn’t that crazy? We are hoping to start the process in January. Praying that your baby finds their way home to you soon!

  2. Love seeing your posts!!

  3. I think it’s wonderful that you are not finding out if there is a birthmother viewing your profile. What a wonderful way to show that you are trusting God on this. My husband and I are in the middle of our 2WW for IVF cycle 4. I did this same thing where I didn’t find out the follicle information, egg count, or embryo grading for the cycle. It was wonderful! My husband made all of the decisions for us about the genetic testing. I just sat back and trusted God. We called it “The Ignorance Plan.” I love reading your blog, and I can’t wait to read more about your journey.

    • Hi there 🙂 I honestly couldn’t handle anymore disappointments that aren’t necessary. It’s already a roller coaster of craziness! I bet that IVF process involves close to the same feelings as the adoption one. Good for you for not finding out and TRUSTING! That’s major, especially for me, I might be just a tad Type A 🙂 Please connect with me on IG @kbirkeland or email me kaileyabirkeland@gmail.com

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