Once Jake and Martha Sanders* had made the decision to adopt, they assumed everything would fall smoothly into place. But instead, the couple found... Read more
After church on Boxing Day, Karen, Bob and their two girls came for lunch. There was much excitement, especially as we opened presents. Karen was... Read more
Growing up, I always thought I would be a certain type of parent. I remember thinking, I am never going to do that, or, I really want to be a parent... Read more
When I was eight, the top items on my “want” list were a new Tonka® truck, the latest ocean-themed Lego® set – it included a shark! – and those new... Read more
As a young couple in full-time ministry in Ontario, Michael and Lynn Schwartz* looked forward to starting their family. But their dream of having... Read more
Alan and Anne Chin started out in life like many other couples. They got married, began a new life together and gave birth to four beautiful children... Read more
Lenna Heffernan, one of three adopted siblings, reflects on the strength of family bonds within an adoptive family. She contrasts her feelings after... Read more
As my husband, Eric, and I sat alone, waiting in a social worker’s office in a town that was not our own, we clasped hands and prayed, knowing that... Read more
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.Matthew 18:5
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Waiting to Belong started as a movement to help the more than 30,000 kids in Canada who are waiting to be adopted. Our goal is to see as many waiting kids as possible be placed into loving, forever families. We work to shape realistic perceptions of adoption and to encourage the body of Christ to come alongside adoptive families in practical, loving ways.