Grief, Faith, and Adoption After Infertility: A Conversation with Anna Koehle

We pray for a lot of things, right? We ask God for provision and protection. We pray that He brings more people to the church, and for people to be saved. But for some reason, offering prayers for families going through adoption, foster care, or suffering from infertility is not really commonplace in the church right now. While I can’t speak for every church out there, it is something I have noticed that is missing. 

The struggle of infertility and IVF, the grieving process, and journey to adoption is something my guest, Anna Koehle, knows too well. In this episode, she is sharing her story and I just know it is going to encourage you.

Anna Koehle is a mother of an adopted child, an adoption professional with over 18 years of experience, and specializes in adoption after infertility consulting and training.

Here are a few highlights from my conversation with Anna Koehle:

  • The journey of infertility and IVF
  • Believers struggling with infertility in silence
  • A closed adoption
  • Advice to men going through infertility and adoption
  • The transition from grieving to taking care of a baby
  • Finding her identity post-adoption
It's Time to Adopt Episode 4 Anna Koehle Quote

Infertility can be a lonely place for many couples, but the church can be a place of healing. That said, it can also be a place of hurt because you may be entering spaces with people who are unaware or don’t know how to respond. To prepare yourself for those types of conversations, trust that God has a plan for your life and lean into your story. And please continue to share about your journey because you are not alone. Do you have a story about infertility, or adoption after infertility? I’d love to hear about it! Send me a DM on Instagram or inquire about being a guest.

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