Indiana officer and wife adopt baby surrendered in Safe Haven Baby Box

By Bridget Sielicki An Indiana police officer and his wife have adopted a baby girl rescued through a Safe Haven Baby Box. WNDU reports that Bruce and Shelby Faltynski adopted baby Myah on November 18, National Adoption Day, months after she was found surrendered in the baby box. Safe Haven Baby Box is an organization that installs temperature-controlled, monitored boxes …

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National Adoption Day ceremonies bring families together across the nation

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser | On November 18th, National Adoption Day, courtrooms across the country celebrated new families created through adoption. Florida In West Palm Beach, 21 children traded foster care for forever families, their ages ranging from 11 months to 16 years old. The Palm Beach Post reported there are still 37 children in Palm Beach County seeking families …

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An adoptee says adoption is no alternative to abortion. Here’s why she’s wrong.

By Dave Andrusko Kami Rieck tells us in the headline that “Adoption is Not a Substitute for Abortion” . Let’s take some time to see why Rieck, a “transracial adoptee growing up in Indiana,” feels the way she does. First, the headline is misleading; authors often don’t write them. Rather, more accurately, “adoption is not …

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Now more than ever adoption is a crucial part of pregnancy help

By Patty Knap A recent CBS News segment highlighted the impact of adoption in a family’s life, illustrating the importance of this life-affirming option for pregnancy moms. Tears came to Shawna Austin’s eyes in the clip as she recalled finding herself pregnant at age 20, and holding her newborn son, whom she named Riley. Not …

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Yankee slugger Judge hits #62, credits the constant support he had from his adoptive parents

By Dave Andrusko As the New York Yankees star outfielder, Aaron Judge knows baseball history. He knew Roger Maris held the single season American League record for homeruns—61—and once he tied the record, it took him 6 days pressure packed days to hit #62. Tuesday night he crushed one high and deep to leftfield and …

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Abandoned baby left in a trash can soon to be adopted by his rescuer

By Nancy Flanders A man from Texas is hoping to adopt a young boy whom he found abandoned in a trash can while visiting his native country of Haiti — but first, he needs to raise the money. Jimmy Amisial, now a 27-year-old student at Texas State University, found a baby boy covered in ants in the …

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An adoptee says adoption is no alternative to abortion. Here’s why it is.

By Dave Andrusko Kami Rieck tells us in the headline that “Adoption is Not a Substitute for Abortion.” Let’s take some time to see why Rieck, a “transracial adoptee growing up in Indiana,” feels the way she does. First, the headline is misleading; authors often don’t write them. Rather, more accurately, “adoption is not an …

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Love Them Both: How to help a friend who is placing her child with an adoptive family

By Nancy Flanders Facing an unplanned pregnancy and choosing life for a child is not the end of the story for any woman. It’s a new beginning. And for some women, the beginning of their motherhood story starts with choosing to place their baby with an adoptive family. It’s a selfless decision that requires a …

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“If it wasn’t for adoption”: The Ghost of Christmas that Would Have Been

By Joleigh Little Bass, WRTL Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director Editor’s note. Each year, as we approach Christmas, we repost stories from Christmas seasons past which our readers especially enjoyed. This first ran in 2017. Christmas season is here and it is full of the usual activities – hustling… everywhere, shopping, wrapping, baking, …

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