The Church decided to use social media to try and find a couple that would open their hearts and their homes to a special needs child for a lifetime.
“There is a couple in another state who have contacted an adoption agency looking for a family to adopt their Down Syndrome unborn baby. If a couple has not been found by today they plan to abort the baby. If you are interested in adopting this baby please contact Fr. VW IMMEDIATELY. We are asking all to pray for this baby and the wisdom that this couple realize the importance of human life and do not abort this beautiful gift from God.”The response they received was overwhelming to the point they had to call in volunteers to help field all the calls and emails that they received; more than 900 emails and a phone that rang off the hook all day. People did open their hearts to that precious unborn baby who was facing imminent death through a late term abortion.
They have narrowed it down to three families and the couple, along with a adoption agency, are screening these couples to make a decision as who would be best able to raise this child with the love and dignity it deserves.
One of the many things that is told to people out there is that no one will adopt a special needs child. That simply isn't true. Many families out there have raised children of their own, and for whatever reason feel a calling to raise a special needs child after being so blessed with other children. Some families have been in a waiting line that can sometimes stretch by years waiting for "healthy" child and realize that they can love a child with Down's just as easily as they would love a "normal" baby. In fact, many people realize that adoption is a much easier process if they are willing to take children that may be a little older, bi-racial, or special needs. They want to love a child and to have a family.
Raising a child with special needs is more challenging, but the rewards of it are great.
The next time a pro-choice person insists that pro life people aren't interested in helping children once they are born, this will give them some pause. If you find yourself in a situation that you are daunted by, just go to your local church and talk to them. They will help find you a family that will not only raise your child, but love them unconditionally.
God Bless this couple for reaching out and looking for another solution before ending the life of their baby and bless the people who stepped up and reached out to give a home to child in need.
This is how you change hearts and minds about abortion.
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