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 …Continue reading "An adoptee says adoption is no alternative to abortion. Here’s why it is."
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 …Continue reading "Love Them Both: How to help a friend who is placing her child with an adoptive family"
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, …Continue reading "“If it wasn’t for adoption”: The Ghost of Christmas that Would Have Been"
By Chris Alexis Women with unexpected pregnancies are often handed abortion as an option to consider. One of the reasons cited for snuffing out the young life inside of them is that these expectant mothers would face trouble in caring for the child. But there are so many families who want to adopt children. And …Continue reading "“Family Forward”: Ohio families get helping hand in adoption"
By Kim Hayes Women facing unexpected pregnancy are best equipped to make the right pregnancy decision for them when adoption is effectively presented, one pregnancy help worker says, whether or not they will choose adoption. Marsha Dahlseid is both a birthmother and an adoptive mom, as well as the volunteer coordinator for ZoeCare in Yankton, …Continue reading "Adoption: The forgotten option"
By Lisa Bourne Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Awareness month. All month we have posted new and previously reposted stories. Precious photos of a little girl watching out the window of a children’s mission in South Africa as she waits for her adoptive parents sparked notice on social media, helping to raise awareness for …Continue reading "Heartwarming: life-saving work underscored by images of South African toddler waiting for adoptive parents"
By Jean Garton Editor’s note. November is Adoption Awareness Month. NRL News Today has run adoption related stories, new and previously posted, all this month. The following was written by the late Dr. Jean Garton, author of the pro-life classic “Who Broke the Baby?,” and my friend for over 30 years. In a classroom of …Continue reading "“There are no unwanted children, only unfound parents”"
By Dusty Johnson (R-SD) November is National Adoption Month which is why on behalf of the state of South Dakota, I would like to congratulate Sarah and Terry Reyelts for being selected as 2021 Angels in Adoption honorees. In addition to having two biological children, Sarah and Terry welcomed three children into their family through …Continue reading "Angels in Adoption"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was a photo that had been a lifetime in the making. It appeared, as many momentous events do nowadays, on my Facebook feed. The photo depicted my handsome cousin with a long-lost relative—his own sister. You see, my cousin had been adopted by one of …Continue reading "Adoption: the loving option"
“Thank you, Birth Moms, for giving life and thank you, Adoptive Families, for nurturing, developing, and caring for that life.” #NationalAdoptionAwarenessContinue reading "“We are fighting abortion through adoption.” — St. Mother Teresa"
This guest column is written by Adam and Hayley Kaemingk. Adam serves as the West River Director for Senator Mike Rounds and manages his Rapid City office. November is National Adoption month. Our adoption story was handwritten by God and started before we even knew it. As we look back at the timeline of our …Continue reading "Adoption Story Handwritten by God"
By Katie Franklin Editor’s note, November is National Adoption Month, a month designated to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care. This first appeared in 2019. Recently, a heartwarming video of an adopted baby with Down syndrome went viral, with more than 16 million views from …Continue reading "Viral video of adopted baby with Down syndrome highlights the gift of her life"