By Elle Kay For Matt and Sarah Effhauser, adoption wasn’t necessarily the life they had pictured. The Effhausers had five children, and what many would call the “perfect” family as it was. Then, the words of a family priest changed everything: “What is going to be the thing in your life that defines you, your ‘yes?’” For …Continue reading "Boy with Down syndrome adopted from Serbia ‘completes our family,’ say parents of six"
By Tabitha Goodling A staff member at the abortion facility told Sara there was no way to reverse the abortion process after taking the first abortion pill. If she did try to reverse it, the staff member said, it would be very dangerous for Sara. “I took the pill and immediately felt such strong regret,” …Continue reading "“He was the piece I never knew was missing” – APR mom shares joy after saving her son"
By Ryan Bomberger, No one is better off dead. We’re all better off loved. As someone adopted from the foster care system, I reject the pro-abortion rhetoric that abortion is somehow a better option than adoption. People invoke the “but-what-about-trauma” defense as if that should shut down any conversation. Killing another innocent human being is …Continue reading "Adoption: Thriving is better than dying"
By Laura Nicole A baby girl found abandoned in the woods just one hour after her birth may have been all alone in the world when she was found, but a new family has just opened their hearts and welcomed her home. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), the now 10-month-old baby girl has …Continue reading "‘Florida couple adopts baby who was abandoned in the woods"
Editor’s note. In December 2016, Jean Garton, my friend of more than 30 years and a phenomenal pro-life author and speaker, passed away. Periodically I re-run one of the great, great columns she wrote for NRL News from the author of the pro-life classic “Who Broke the Baby?” In a classroom of six-year-olds, the teacher …Continue reading "There are no unwanted children, only unfound parents"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life Brittany Berrie, a mother of three, recently opened a thrift shop with a unique mission—100% of the proceeds from the store go toward helping families adopt. The inspiration behind this endeavor stems from Berrie’s personal journey of adopting her 11-year-old daughter, Gracie. Gracie, born to one of Berrie’s relatives, has …Continue reading "Iowa Mom Opens Thrift Shop to Fund Adoption"
About a dozen years ago, a family relative had a baby in difficult circumstances. Meeting Gracie when she was just three days old, Brittany bonded with the infant through frequent babysitting. Read the whole story.Continue reading "The Adopted Closet has now helped cover the legal costs involved in adoption for 10 families in the Dewitt area"
Adoption: the loving option and a promising alternative to the finality of abortion. By Maria Gallagher Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She was a teenager from down south, who had come to my Midwestern state to stay with her aunt for the remainder of the pregnancy. At the time, I was a pro-life coordinator at …Continue reading "She wanted to place her child for adoption, but she had found no one to help her"
By Patty Knap Brittany Berrie and her partner Branden Johnson were the recipient of a magnificent gift – a child through adoption in 2021. Brittany’s gratitude led her to fundraise to help other families do the same. About a dozen years ago, a family relative had a baby in difficult circumstances. Meeting Gracie when she …Continue reading "Iowa adoptive mom founds thrift shop to help families cover adoption costs"
By Jaime Thietten-Espil I am a singer by trade who has spent over 20 years recording and touring. In 2007 my husband, Pete, and I moved from Idaho to Nashville in hopes of furthering my music career. It didn’t go as planned. In fact, the bottom fell out. I was in prayer one morning asking …Continue reading "Never Give Up Because God Never Forgets"
By Ryan Bomberger No one is better off dead. We’re all better off loved. As someone adopted from the foster care system, I reject the pro-abortion rhetoric that abortion is somehow a better option than adoption. People invoke the “but-what-about-trauma” defense as if that should shut down any conversation. Killing another innocent human being is traumatic. …Continue reading "Adoption: Thriving is better than dying"
By Right to Life of Michigan Happy National Adoption Month! November is dedicated to celebrating the life-affirming option of adoption. This month, we are honoring families who have opened their hearts to children. We are inspired by the countless forever families built on selfless acts of love and a welcoming heart. Along with November being …Continue reading "Celebrating National Adoption Month"