National Adoption Month is about to come to a close. Earlier in November, we asked SPL members how adoption had touched their lives. Here’s what you had to say:
“I gave my oldest child up in an open adoption. She’s now almost 14 and is a happy, healthy young woman. We just visited with her and her family about a month ago and my youngest daughter (6 years old) was super excited to spend the night at her big sister’s house. My whole family and her biological father’s family are all pretty involved in her life. Our situation is not common, but it is awesome!” ~Rachel M.
“I am an adopted child.” ~Cynthia T.
“My little sister’s from china!” ~Dominique E.
“I’ve adopted two through foster care and they are the light of my life. I can’t imagine my life without them.” ~Kristin C.
“I have friends who were adopted, but my dream is to build my future family through adoption.” ~Sara K.
“I am an adoptive mom to a 3 year old.” ~Nicole K.
“I’m adopted! I’m now 36, with two biological children of my own, and it’s amazing to look at them & see the faces of my biological parents. Being adopted to me, and being adopted out of a terrible situation in infancy, into a safe family, is foundational to why I am pro-life.” ~Jen M.
Many thanks to all of you for sharing. Also, check out Amanda Lord’s story on the Abolish Abortion blog. She reminds us that, while adoption is the best outcome in many cases, simplistic slogans like “adoption not abortion” mask an important emotional element. Pro-lifers must be sensitive to the feelings of pregnant women and birth moms.