Open our hearts to adoption

November 24, 2013 

November is National Adoption Month. I would like to encourage and challenge my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to be a hero to a child trapped in foster care.Our nation is so blessed and yet we have forgotten those weakest among us in society, the children.They are often neglected or abused and abandoned not once, but twice -- first by their parents, and then by the system.

The fact is, more than 400,000 children are in foster care. Of that, 114,566 are up for adoption. More than 42 percent were placed there before the age of 2. That means there are babies in the system needing parents.

In our daily ministry outside the abortion mill in Granite City, I often try to talk abortion-minded women into adoption. But I would like to remind childless couples seeking babies to please consideropening your arms and your hearts to a precious foster child. If we really are Christians, let us act like it.

Foster care children are deserving of a loving family, too. When we claim we are pro-life, we should not limit ourselves only to newborns, but also reach out to those who are older.

To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. Along the way you will discover that being a parent to a foster child is the most difficult and rewarding thing you will ever do, and it teaches you unconditional love.

Angela Michael

Director, Small Victories

Highland

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