Adoption: A Noble Decision
The March for Life’s 2014 theme was “Adoption: A Noble Decision.” In the United States, tragically 1.21 million Americans are aborted annually whereas only 20,000 infants are adopted. This means that for every 1 infant that is adopted into a loving family in the U.S., another 61 babies are not given the chance for life. But when a mother chooses adoption over abortion, birthmom, adoptive parents, and the baby all benefit tremendously from her decision! Read more about the 2014 March for Life theme.
Thousands of women each year, when faced with an unexpected pregnancy choose to make an adoption plan. By choosing life, birthmoms make the choice to change the world forever through the life of a child. Leading up to Mother’s Day, the March for Life led a social media campaign focused on the unsung heroes of Mother’s Day birth moms? These brave women make the noble decision to be a birth mom, and give life to a child who will change the world. Check out a recap of the #BirthMoms social media campaign!
Adoption and Pregnancy Resource Centers
There are many organizations that can assist you if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Many of these organizations have online resources, as well as support phone numbers that you can call if you need immediate assistance. Likewise, if you are a couple looking to adopt, these organizations assist with making an adoption plan.
Care Net supports more than 1100 affiliate pregnancy centers across North America. Our affiliate pregnancy centers are faith-based organizations with deep roots in their communities. Each center empowers women and men facing unplanned pregnancies with practical help, emotional support, and information about their pregnancy options.
Heartbeat International works to inspire and equip Christian communities worldwide to rescue women and couples from abortion through the development of neighborhood pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, and adoption services. These ministries provide life-saving help in a truly life-changing way by assisting women who are at risk for abortion with the life-affirming, practical support they need to choose life, then prepare them to parent or to place for adoption.
YourOptions.com is a great resource for women who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and also for their friends and family. The website provides all the facts to abortion, adoption, parenting and the morning after pill. Within the website you can also find local resources that can help with an unplanned pregnancy.
Need to locate a pregnancy resource center? Check out OptionLine to find the nearest center.
Online for Life is a compassionate, technology-driven non-profit organization committed to rescuing children and families from abortion. The core focus of Online for Life is to reach at-risk women and men in their deepest time of need and introduce them to local life-affirming organizations where love and information can be shared in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way.
The National Council for Adoption’s iChooseAdoption.org provides resources on adoption and an adoption agency search. The site also is home to many powerful and personal stories of adoption.
Embrace Grace is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.