By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Month. All this month we are posting new and previously run stories.
The photo is impossible to miss—a baby boy, happily looking up at the camera, a broad smile on his face. The border around the picture is in the shape of a heart—a symbol of the love that surrounds him.
Baby Remy is one of the adorable children featured in CareLine, a publication of the Women’s Care Center, which boasts 32 centers in eleven states.
The newsletter I was reading is the York, Pennsylvania edition, and it carries the bold headline, “You Helped Annie Make a Heroic Choice…Adoption.”
Annie, Remy’s birth mother, is quoted as saying, “I flipped over the positive pregnancy test and fell on my knees bawling. But by my second ultrasound I thought, ‘Wow! That’s incredible. I’m blown away—a little person inside of me.’”
The ultrasounds tugged at Annie’s heart and empowered her to place her child for adoption. “When I saw those ultrasounds and watched him moving around, I knew I loved this little boy so much. I can’t give him less than he deserves.”
Annie notes that placing her child for adoption was not easy, however, “the strength came out of my love for him.”
Remy’s adoptive parents, Ashleigh and Adam, say Remy was an answer to their son Kaiden’s prayer.
“Kaiden prayed for a baby brother every single night for a year,” according to Ashleigh and Adam.
During November, which is National Adoption Month, it is altogether fitting to feature babies such as Remy, who have been given a chance at life thanks to the miracle of adoption. Far too often in our society, adoption does not receive the attention it deserves. It can indeed be a loving alternative to the inherent violence of abortion.
Remy is one happy baby, thanks to the love showered upon him by both his birth mother and his adoptive mother. By supporting pregnancy resource centers such as the Women’s Care Center, we make such inspiring stories possible.