Waiting for Baby Bird Ministries first began as an infertility blog in 2014 under the name of Waiting for Baby Bird. Since that time, it has quickly become an internationally known name, as well as, non-profit organization with the heart to empower women going through infertility to have radical hope for the impossible. This faith-based ministry also comes alongside couples going through a miscarriage/pregnancy loss by providing “Forget Me Not” boxes in order to help bring them comfort and peace during a time of uncertainty and tremendous pain. Each box is personally packed with items to help stir up hope for the future, and healing for the now.
Elisha, the author of Waiting for Baby Bird and founder of Waiting for Baby Bird Ministries, struggles herself with infertility and loss. She and her husband have been married for 14 years, and despite the last 9 of those years unsuccessfully being able to conceive due to PCOS, they still continue to stay positive as they stand steadfast in believing the Lord for a miracle. However, despite her womb continuing to remain empty after a devastating loss in 2012, her arms have not. In 2017, she and her husband adopted a little girl, who is now the age of 9, after courageously spending 1,273 days in foster care. Their daughter continues to have a relationship with some of her biological family as Elisha and her husband believe and support in keeping together (as much as possible) family ties as long as it is facilitated in a healthy manner. (For more on their adoption/foster care journey, as well as their heart to support reunification and family preservation as much as possible, please read Why I Pray our Foster Daughter Returns Home)
Through this ministry, Elisha’s mission in life is to share her story in order to inspire and breathe hope into the lives of other women facing similar circumstances, as well as bring healing to the broken places within their hearts. Whether it is through her writing, standing behind the podium at infertility conferences, or leading her own online support group, as well as her dynamic in-person support group located within her small town of Southern Illinois, she radically and daringly inspires other women to not give up on their dreams as they continue to believe for the impossible. She is witty, down to earth and transparent, always making every woman feel as though she is speaking directly to their heart.
With that said, please note that this ministry is solely administered by Elisha. There isn’t a team; therefore, know that each post made, each article written, and every message returned comes from a place of personal intimacy to you, the reader. There is a deep level of connection found within this unique ministry; a connection she values and wants each person to feel.
For further information regarding this ministry, or to request Elisha to come speak at your next infertility support group or conference, as well as inquire about her monthly in-person encouragement group gatherings, which are held on the first Thursday of the month in her small town of Southern Illinois, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org