White Girl, Korean Mom: Surrogacy Tales

Jessica Kern was sixteen the day she found the missing puzzle piece that finally made her life make sense. Growing up, Kern, now 30, had always suspected something wasn’t right about her household.  It was more than just the emotional and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents. It was a deep and unsettling feeling that somehow, she didn’t really belong. Kern … Continue reading White Girl, Korean Mom: Surrogacy Tales

Two Time Abortion Survivor Honors the Heroism of Adoptive Father

My dad’s mother died when he was nine years old and his father, who ran the local smith shop and ice house in the 1940’s, died five years later.  At fourteen my dad was orphaned. Because my dad had no other family that would permanently take him in, he went to live at Father Flannigan’s Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska until he graduated from high … Continue reading Two Time Abortion Survivor Honors the Heroism of Adoptive Father

Wendy’s Launches New Campaign to Promote Adoption in US

So glad to read this today. The fruit of compassionate capitalism. Wendy’s works to build strong families through adoption. A new Wendy’s campaign will highlight the company’s commitment to adoption. The fast food chain began its initial advocacy work in this area after founder Dave Thomas, who was himself adopted, started the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. The company has promoted adoption over … Continue reading Wendy’s Launches New Campaign to Promote Adoption in US

Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

How much does the spiritual affect the physical? Psalm 31:10 tells us that strength fails and bones are consumed because of iniquity. It seems science is showing us that the love of Christ that parents give their children both through love and lawful and appropriate chastisement, benefits their souls and their bodies. Note how the article suggests that repentance built synapse neglected in early child … Continue reading Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

Voddie Baucham on Abortion, Adoption and President Obama

Produced by Texas Right to Life in 2012. The truth then. The truth now. Sometimes it’s helpful to look back and re-listen to what we’ve been told. What we were unable to hear in the past, we’re able to hear today for all the striving against godly standards has proven us wrong. A rape victim hears and obeys the law of God written on her … Continue reading Voddie Baucham on Abortion, Adoption and President Obama

‘Disposable’ kids helpless victims of womb-for-rent business

“In our modern world sometimes the idea of surrogacy is distorted. It can even be used to avoid the hardships of pregnancy and to preserve the beauty of a body. That turns surrogacy into a business.” Aleksandr Trukhan, head of the Palliative Care Dpt. Recommended Resources Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges Suffer the Children: The Blessing of … Continue reading ‘Disposable’ kids helpless victims of womb-for-rent business

Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

NEW YORK CITY – In an unprecedented court ruling, a Manhattan judge has given two unmarried ‘co-parents’ permission to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Bernard Clair, a lawyer not involved in the adoption case, told reporters that the unprecedented ruling “expands the boundaries of adoption rights,” since it establishes a precedent for further co-parenting adoptions. However, some Christian leaders are warning of the court decision’s consequences. Kevin … Continue reading Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

Virginia church puts couple’s unborn Down syndrome baby up for adoption on FACEBOOK

There are so many couples waiting to adopt. Abortion is NOT the only option. A Virginia church has been inundated with responses after it posted a message on its Facebook page asking for a family to adopt an unborn baby with Down syndrome that would otherwise be aborted. The Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville posted the appeal first thing Monday after its lead pastor … Continue reading Virginia church puts couple’s unborn Down syndrome baby up for adoption on FACEBOOK