Indiana leads the nation in children adopted from foster care under Holcomb administration initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life applauds today’s announcement that Indiana is the top state in the nation for the adoption of children from foster care. In fiscal year 2019, 2,489 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services. Thanks to Indiana’s record-breaking year, today the Trump Administration is awarding Indiana $4.7 …

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Country Western singer Thomas Rhett shares lessons learned from the journey to adopting his daughter

By Texas Right to Life Editor’s note. As I looked back (as I do each day) to what appeared one year ago in NRL News Today, this wonderful story about the life-altering possibilities of adoption jumped out at me. Thomas Rhett is best known for his chart-topping country songs, but with millions of followers on …

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“Foster parenting and adoption are not easy roads traveled, but I can say with 100% certainty that it is worth it”

By Heidi Gariti Editor’s note. This appeared in the current newsletter of the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses. Three years ago, my husband Chris and I had a full house, full schedule, and what we thought was a complete family with our three children Addy – 9, Jake – 11 and Zack – 13 years …

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Even in the midst of a pandemic, love finds a way

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A story out of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area shows love will find a way—even in the midst of a pandemic. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, 15-year-old Maddie finally has a forever family to call her own. The Coronavirus did postpone a final adoption hearing …

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Gerber chooses first ever adopted baby as 2020 ‘Spokesbaby’

Magnolia Earl is Gerber’s first adopted baby chosen to represent the company By Clare Marie Merkowsky ROSS, California – Gerber chose an adorable baby who was adopted as the ‘Spokesbaby’ for their 2020 campaign. On May 8th, out of over 327,000 entries, Gerber announced Magnolia Earl, from Ross, California, as the winner of their annual …

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Adoption support gets boost in Ohio via the Family Forward Initiative

By  Kim Hayes  For individuals wanting to adopt children in Ohio, a newly passed initiative may help them realize their dream of giving a child a forever home. The Ohio House passed the Family Forward Initiative May 14, creating the Adoption Linked Deposit Program, to help remove financial barriers for families wanting to adopt. The initial …

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Why Foster Care is Important to Pro-Life Work

By Sarah Zagorski, Adoption Education Director, Louisiana Right to Life []. This year, during National Foster Care Awareness month, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for my foster care parents, who helped protect me from neglect and abuse in my biological family. It is because of their decision to take me in, despite my biological family’s litany …

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Adoption is a life-giving alternative to the hopelessness of abortion

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation My co-worker surprised me one day by asking, “Did you see what’s on your cup?” I turned the red paper cup around and looked at the wording imprinted on it. It stated, “Face it. Without adoption, Wendy’s wouldn’t be here.” I knew it to be true. The …

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Dying mother meets twins she placed for adoption

By Live Action News Newsroom  A recent Humans of New York story about a dying birth mother’s reunion with her twin sons has been touching hearts. A post on the group’s Facebook page explained how the woman’s daughter learned of her brothers’ existence, and how she helped reunite them with their birth mother. According to the post, the unnamed dying …

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Family finds way to finalize adoption during COVID-19 crisis

By Sarah Culbreth, Texas Right to Life The Caseys have been anticipating the day their daughters would officially be theirs.  Sarah and Scott Casey had already endured the many setbacks that come with adopting a sibling group through foster care in Indiana.  They could not be more excited for the official adoption day, set for March 19, …

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