When Infertility and Adoption are Part of God's Plan

Keeping It Centered

Oct 28 2020 • 1 hr 7 mins

As a little girl, I remember dreaming about what my wedding day would look like, who I’d marry, and how many kiddos I’d have. It never occurred to me that there’s a possibility some families may experience difficulty in conceiving children. In the past few years, I’ve been exposed to stories of multiple families in this situation. As a result, some families choose to adopt. However, there are many nuances to the adoption process. That’s why I’m so glad Amanda joins us this week to share her family’s experiences.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • a simple lifestyle change to consider,
  • myths surrounding infertility,
  • signs you should see a specialist,
  • what the adoption process is like,
  • why including the birth mother is so important,
  • how her relationship changed with God and her husband throughout this journey, and more!

Quote - When lies come, we have to replace it with the truth. - Amanda Hogue

BIBLE REFERENCES

He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD. - Psalm 113:9

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalm 147:3

[B]ut those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. - Galatians 4:4-5

When he was put outside, Pharaoh's daughter adopted and raised him as her own son. - Acts 7:21

QUOTE - Miracles don't look the  way we think. - Amanda Hogue

RESOURCES

I am Fruitful - a website dedicated to helping families who are experiencing infertility and loss of children

I am Fruitful Instagram

Supporting Adopting Parents article

Joy & Infertility Podcast

Creating a Family Podcast

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Kids Knew (book)

The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment (book)

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family (book)

Young Living Essential Oils

Forget Not His Benefits (FREE 1-hour Bible Study!) by Jen Evangelista and Arabah Joy of Sojo Academy

CONNECT WITH AMANDA

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