Meet Waiting in Hope Leader: Ellen Palmer, Perry, Georgia Local Leader as she shares her story of infertility, health issues, an unthinkable diagnoses, and adoption.
We are a foster-to-adopt home. Even though it took us nearly 9 years to get here, we believe this was what God wanted all along. He knew we had to go through all the tests and heartbreak to allow us to see His plan.
Two years after adopting our first son, we were ready to begin the adoption process again. Once more, God showed how much he loves us.
The loss of conceiving biological children is not a loss that many understand, but it is a loss. I felt stuck in my grief.
Waiting to be matched with a child can plague us with worries. Shifting our focus from uncertainty to the truth of God and his goodness gives us reassurance that he’s working his plan even when we can’t see it yet.
New team member shares her own journey… As I was waiting, though I didn’t doubt God’s existence, I questioned His goodness, planting this intense desire in my heart while not enabling me to fulfill it. Despite my distrust, He led me through grief and showed me far more goodness He had in store for this season. By His divine orchestration, He brought new friends into my life to shoulder the burden of infertility and to use my pain for His glory.