National Adoption Month
This month is National Adoption month, and pro-lifers celebrate this loving alternative to abortion. There are several exciting ways that adoption is being promoted as an option other than abortion. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas explains the special blessing that adoption is both for the child and the family. Read his thoughtshere.
One focus for November is finding loving, permanent homes for the 104,000 foster children in the United States who are currently waiting to find their forever families according to National Adoption Month.
And this year marks a modern twist — social media and digital efforts with the theme “National Adoption Month — Virtually: Adoption in the Digital Age.” Social media and social networking allow information to be shared easily, quickly, and effectively, and this month’s emphasis is on sharing, educating, and informing others about the opportunities for adoption. There even is a site where photos of adoptable children is featured.
Heroic Media, a pro-life advocacy organization, has produced a television commercial which shares the message that adoption is a loving choice that gives a birthmother the ability to choose a family for her baby and receive support throughout her pregnancy. To see this commercial,visit their website here. ‘The Adoption Option’ ad will air on the Oxygen Network, home to “I’m Having Their Baby,” a reality-TV program that follows women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, as they go through the adoption process. The show is ranked 20th among all ad-supported cable entertainment networks in its key demographic of women 18-34, according to Nielsen.
Nationally, more than half the states have provided for Choose Life license plates, which are designed to encourage women with unplanned pregnancies to consider adoption as a choice and whose proceeds go to support adoption advocating pregnancy centers. To see if your state has such a program, visit their website.
Let’s all do our part to help promote adoption as the loving option to abortion not just this official Adoption Awareness Month, but all year ’round!