Although we are free to make plans, the Lord will always direct our paths.
Sometimes we get so caught up in what we want that we forget that God has His own perfect plans. His word reminds us—
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
God’s plans will always come to pass. The following family’s testimony shows that even in the heartache and sting of infertility, God can lead you to beautiful places.
In their words…
“When my husband and I got married 7 years ago, our initial plan was to have biological children first, then consider adopting. But when we had trouble getting pregnant, the years of heartache prompted us to adopt first.”
As God put a hold on the Stewart family’s plans, He redirected them to provide a stable and loving home for Eliana.
Help from a Matching Grant
“During the process of raising money for all the adoption fees, Lifesong gave us access to the mySTORY crowdfunding platform for sharing our story and a link for friends and family to make tax-exempt donations. They also provided a matching grant of up to $4,000.
“The matching grant was especially helpful. Because of all the donations we received, we hardly had to pay anything for the adoption out of pocket! This was crucial because it allowed us to start our adoption and parenting journey with a strong financial foundation — adopting our daughter didn’t have to wipe out our savings account.
If our wish of getting pregnant was granted in those first few years of marriage, we would have never known Eliana.
“Since adopting Eliana, we’ve had a lot of other major expenses come up. If we had lost our savings funding the adoption, we would be in a lot of trouble right now. Thanks to Lifesong and all the friends and family who pitched in, we are still in good shape financially to provide a stable environment for our daughter.
“Eliana is perfect for our family, and we’ve been able to give her a stable, loving home. I couldn’t have planned it better myself.”
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