God Protected Our Adopted Son

I grew up in foster care after both of my parents passed away by the age of ten. I was never adopted from foster care but I came through that journey knowing I was His daughter, adopted In Christ, knowing that I had value beyond any label placed on me by my circumstances.

My husband and I had been married for three years and had been unsuccessful in becoming pregnant so we pursued adoption. Our adoption journey would be a three year journey with two failed adoption placements. I found Moms in the Making during this time and the support of knowing I wasn’t alone was huge! They prayed and were there for us during our second failed adoption.

Finally, we received a call that a baby had been born the day before and his mama had chosen us to be his parents. We had no idea if he was a healthy baby, we were told he might have alcohol exposure, and were informed that his first mama did not know she was pregnant so he had no prenatal care.

With all the unknowns, our son was completely healthy. It was later shared with us that our son’s first mom had an abortion the year before. Every pregnancy test she took with our son came back negative. We believe that God protected our son’s life while his mama was pregnant with him.

We are hopeful that we will have more children; whether that be through adoption or through a pregnancy. I know that God is capable of some miraculous things! He has shown me that my circumstances do not define me or Him.

He went before us, gave us peace, and has provided abundantly more than we could have ever imagined during this adoption journey and my whole life. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.” Ephesians 3:20

Jessica Cawthorne – Dallas, Texas

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