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 …Continue reading "Gerber chooses first ever adopted baby as 2020 ‘Spokesbaby’"
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 …Continue reading "Adoption support gets boost in Ohio via the Family Forward Initiative"
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 …Continue reading "Why Foster Care is Important to Pro-Life Work"
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 …Continue reading "Adoption is a life-giving alternative to the hopelessness of abortion"
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 …Continue reading "Dying mother meets twins she placed for adoption"
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, …Continue reading "Family finds way to finalize adoption during COVID-19 crisis"
By Sarah Terzo A birth mother wrote: “As I look back at my pregnancy, one thing sticks out to me more than anything else – FEAR. Fear of the adoptive parents not taking care of my baby. Fear that once the adoptive parents had my baby they might leave me and never talk to me …Continue reading "Birth mother says adoption brought her “joy,” new family"
By Lisa Bourne 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 the mission’s life-saving services. Dressed in a pink eyelet outfit and matching headband with little white sandals, the …Continue reading "Heartwarming: life-saving work underscored by images of South African toddler waiting for adoptive parents"
By Right to Life of Michigan Tricia and her husband Scott spent long years wishing for a child. They tried for many years to conceive, and when they never did, they decided to start the adoption journey. They became an active couple, hoping to be paired with a child who needed a home, but after …Continue reading "Just in Time to Save Their Daughter"
By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director Recently, a well-known, highly-respected columnist in Central PA revealed something she has hidden for far too long. And I want to applaud her. Nancy Eshelman is to be commended for publicly revealing her secret of 57 years of having placed a child for adoption. Too often birth mothers who have …Continue reading "Unsung Heroines"
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"