Adoption Novena and Patron Saints

The Prayer of Abandonment for Adoptive Parents
Father, we abandon ourselves into your hands, to send a child … or not … as you see fit. You by whom the Word was made flesh, send us a miracle, if this is what you desire. Or lead us to her/him, if that be your will. We do not ask for guarantees; no parent can. Only light enough for the very next step. We do not ask for a perfect child, nor can we promise to be perfect parents. Whatever you choose for us, whatever you desire we abandon ourselves to your perfect will. We are ready to offer our daily “yes,”until that perfect will be revealed in us. And until, at last perfected, we bear witness to the work of redemption you began in Eden. We love you, Lord, and offer ourselves to you, wholly and without reservation. We surrender ourselves, moment by moment, knowing that this is only the first small step of a lifetime of surrender, so that we may be made more perfect in love. That we might imitate, on earth as in heaven, the redemptive love the adoptive love the selfless lovewith which you first loved us.


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Patron Saints for Adoption

St. Clotilde

St. Thomas More

St. William of Rochester

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

5 thoughts on “Adoption Novena and Patron Saints

  1. Thanks for posting this Novena for Adoption on your site. I hope and pray that our Lord will bless us one day soon with a child we can adopt. Thanks and May God Bless You!

  2. We prayed this novena after we got matched on December 15, 2015. We were scheduled to begin our adoption birth on the 17th. On December 22nd, exactly 9 days after, we took our child home. We celebrated Christ’s birth together.

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