Adoption is the formal and legal process to adopt a child.
Three out of five people in the United States are touched by adoption.
A majority of women who have chosen adoption for their child paint a positive picture about their experience.
Women who have chosen adoption for an unplanned pregnancy are more likely to finish school and delay marriage. They are less likely to live in poverty, receive public assistance, and have another unplanned pregnancy.
Currently, pregnant teens get most of their info about adoption from TV, especially soap operas and talk shows which sensationalize adoption.
Most healthcare workers mistakenly assume that those facing an unplanned pregnancy do not want to discuss adoption.
Over 60% of pregnancy counselors never mention adoption. Of those who do, 40% give inaccurate info.
PRAYER FOR LIFE
Lord God, thank You for creating human life in Your image.
Thank You for my life and the lives of those I love.
Thank You for teaching us through Scripture the value You place on life.
Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community.
Give me the strength to stand up to those forces
that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable,
the unborn, the infirm and the elderly.
Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life.
I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life
according to Your will, through Christ our Lord. Amen.Anglicans for Life405 Frederick AvenueSewickley, PA 15143