The Loving Option of Adoption

Right to Life of Michigan and Adoption

In the interest of protecting human life and offering women in crisis pregnancy situations viable alternatives to abortion, Right to Life of Michigan fully supports the option of adoption. In supporting this, we realize that adoption will not be the choice of every woman facing a crisis pregnancy, but it is a choice that should be available in her decision making.

While there is a surplus of families waiting several years to adopt a child into their home, there are women today being convinced that abortion or child rearing are their only choices. It is important that women in this crisis situation be presented with the life giving choice of adoption and to be informed of the resources available to them.

In every adoption situation, there are three primary parties involved: the child, birth parents and adoptive parents. We recognize and wish to emphasize that the needs and special interests of each of these parties should be given utmost consideration. We also wish to reaffirm and support the secondary parties to adoption: adoption agencies, government institutions, abortion alternative centers, and other supportive organizations.

Our efforts to promote adoption will be directed in three major areas: education, procedural and legal improvements, and enhancing maternal and adoption support services.

Our Unplanned Family

By Ken and Pearl Van Dellen - When we held our family gathering just before Christmas this year, my wife, Pearl, and I were struck by something stunning for which we are very grateful. Every one of our descendants resulted from adoptions following unplanned pregnancies.

Of course, it is wrong to put a greater value on one human life over another, but, as proud parents and grandparents, Pearl and I believe that the world be a poorer place without any one of these.

Lisa, Kara, Greg, and John’s mother were all born as a result of unplanned pregnancies before the “right to choose…” was discovered, and it stuns us to think that had Roe v. Wade occurred only a few years earlier, some or all of our descendants might have been conceived by women who could legally choose to abort them.


Adoption Resources:

Encouraging Adoption
This short film explores the stories of several people who have discovered the joy adoption can bring.

Adoption Advocacy Statement of Principles - PDF

Adoption agencies and other pregnancy services in Michigan

LifeNotes on Adoption - HTML or PDF

Right to Life of Michigan Policy Statement on Adoption

Adoption legislation in Michigan

"Embracing the positive option"

"Adoption: a loving choice allowing life"

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