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Perspectives: What is Adoption?

Adoption happens become something is broken. In a perfect world, in Heaven, the family unit is secure, complete and unchanging. In a broken world, there are reasons, good reasons, that one family unit breaks and another is formed. And so, something incredibly beautiful is made. A family without matching hair, matching eyes, matching genes emerges from the dust. A family who unabashedly declares, "You are mine and I am yours, hard times or not, shared blood or not. We belong together." Sometimes the most beautiful things are those that have been broken and restored. In that, there is proof of struggle, perseverance, healing and grace.In adoption, there is proof of an amazing God. Jennifer, Adoptive Mom

Being adopted is the perfect picture of God's Plan B. The greatest sacrifice was made: the choice to choose my best chance over the desire to keep me. And though the road is bumpy at times, my parents, all of them, have given me all the love in their hearts and strength in their souls.
Katrina, Adoptee

Adoption is...love. I believe the selfless act of loving a child so much that you can see past your own pain to place that child with a family who so desperately has been praying for that child is an act...
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Watch What These Kids Say When Asked About the Reality of Abortion

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