Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Adoption: It's About Love

Since I'm on the topic of adoption, I wanted to show you a video produced by LDS Family Services. It's less than 5 minutes long, but you're going to need a box of Kleenex to get through it. The video is basically an interview with a birthmother named Tamra who placed her baby for adoption several years ago. My husband and I had the opportunity to hear her speak at an adoption conference we attended last summer, and were touched by her story. I rarely use this blog to "preach" or debate hot issues, but I think anyone considering adoption (or abortion) should check this out:


7 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful video and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Huh--did you know I'm related to the couple in the very first picture? It's Jerry's brother and his wife. That's their adopted daughter. At this very moment, they're waiting anxiously as the mother of their new son goes into labor.

    Jerry's sister placed a child 6 years ago and so many members of the family thought she was avoiding responsibility. They thought she should face up and take care of the baby herself--that she wouldn't learn her lesson if she didn't. I don't get that. Giving a child the life he or she deserves--with the parents he or she deserves--is so much more important than a mostly-grown woman learning a specific life lesson. Especially when she can learn about sacrifice and true love AND provide the best life possible for her child!

    You can't imagine how much I wish some of my clients were a little less selfish with their illegitimate children....

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  3. Amanda - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Robin - Aren't you related to everybody in this town?? Seriously!

    I agree with you - adoption should always be about the welfare of the child. I think too many birthmoms are pressured into keeping their babies, no matter how ill-equipped they are for motherhood. It's so sad, because it's always the child who suffers.

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  5. This is Paula...Robin's sister-in-law. What a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing that. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts and lives. Thanks for sharing the picture of us....that was a fun surprise. We actually just had our son born yesterday morning and we are waiting for paperwork to be finished so we can bring him home. Thanks again, what a great story....I cried.

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  6. Paula - It's so nice to "meet" you! Are you saying you had no idea your picture was in this video? How funny. Well, it's a gorgeous shot. Congrats on your new little one. How exciting!

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