I’m not a huge fan of this phrase.
Mind you, there’s nothing wrong with it. I just don’t think it fully confesses the whole truth when it comes to adoption.
So whenever people ask me about the status of our current adoption situation, I prefer to say:
“It didn’t work out in such a way as to make us parents.”
Because it did actually work out.
Just not the way we wanted.
Thanks be to God that, even though He has not given us the gift of children, He gives us the gift of Faith which trusts in His working all things for good in the lives of His children. Even the children we don’t get to parent. Even us.
What joy and peace can be found in Christ Jesus!