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National Adoption Month: The Fight for the Unborn

National Adoption Month is finally here, and if you’ve been following me for any time at all, you know that this is the month when my voice gets the loudest. Because there are STILL half a million children in our foster care system in need of a forever family. There are STILL over 130 million orphans in the world. And there are STILL women who think their own option is to kill their unborn baby.

We can do better.

It’s election week. And as usual, the abortion agenda is on the table. It’s the topic that divides friends and families. Shouldn’t a woman be able to decide what happens to her own body? What if she conceived during rape? Or incest? Why should she have to suffer?

I believe in justice. If a woman is pregnant through an act of violence, I absolutely believe that the criminal should be punished. I believe that the woman should be helped. However, I do NOT believe that a crime against her gives her the right to kill another human being. And that baby is a human being, even if that baby is an inconvenience, unwanted, or hurtful to the woman.

I will fight every single day for these little ones who cannot fight for themselves. They have no voice because the media is shutting them up. They have no voice because we all want justice for the woman. But who is fighting for the child?

This is going to be an unpopular post. I’m okay with that. You might not even want to follow me anymore. But I have to speak for those who can’t speak. We’re being fed a bunch of lies through a political agenda that desires that women always remain enslaved. By allowing these lies to prosper, we women are losing any real foothold we have on being equal.

“But if you’re going to be pro-life,” you might argue, “then what are you doing to help these babies? Are you willing to adopt?” Well, um, yes, I am. In fact, we adopted three times and fostered ten. And we are open to more if God moves that way. But we’re not unique. Stop listening to the lie that there are no other options for these children. That they HAVE to be aborted because what else can the mother do?

According to American Adoptions, “It is difficult to find reliable statistics to answer this question. Some sources estimate that there are about 2 million couples currently waiting to adopt in the United States — which means there are as many as 36 waiting families for every one child who is placed for adoption.” There ARE loving families waiting with open arms. Yet the argument is that pro-life advocates don’t want to help. It’s just simply not true.

It’s National Adoption Month. And it’s an election year. Rather than fighting to kill the unborn, we should we fighting to build families, to create lives, to give these children the opportunity to be born to change the world.

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

-Psalm 139:13-16

P.S. This is a great time to purchase my children’s adoption book, Why Did You Choose Me?

Why Did You Choose Me? by [Katie Cruice Smith, Sarah Strickling Jones]

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