"A Greater Calling" - How Adoption Helped Malana Find Purpose in Pain
Malana is a brave birth mother who chose adoption to give her baby a life full of love and opportunities. If you feel inspired by her story, contact us today to learn more about adoption and what it can mean for you. Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to get free information about the adoption process.
I’m no stranger to pain. In that pain, I prayed relentlessly for God to use me for His purpose, whatever that purpose may be.
I became pregnant at 22 years old and had just started nursing school. Although I loved my baby more than life itself, I continuously felt that she wasn’t only mine to love. I knew in my heart she was meant to have two families.
I shared my feelings with her father, and for a while, he refused to listen or even begin to consider adoption. It wasn’t until I was eight months pregnant that he decided to hear my out. I told him that our daughter had a greater calling and the dreams I had of her adoptive mother. We agreed to explore the option and he began looking into agencies.
Upon receiving the first set of profiles, I came across the lady in my dreams; I instantly knew she was meant to raise my child. We set up a Skype meeting and by the end of it I was filled with an overwhelming sense of peace. I made sure her father knew that I wasn’t interested in any other families.
Everything worked out according to God’s plan and they even attributed her middle name to me so that I would always be a part of her. Fast forward two years — we have a wonderful relationship with our baby’s adoptive family, including her older brother, who she absolutely adores. She is thriving, and although I miss her every second of every day, I know we made the best decision for our princess.
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I will give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord”. 1 Samuel 1:27-28
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