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December 16, 2008

Michigan adopted teen writes poetry to inspire others to be prolife

"Because I can't take care of you my baby, I will let someone else love you, and I will hope that someday just maybe we'll meet again and share love too," writes Carley Cook, a high school junior who was adopted when she was an infant. Carley says she is so very lucky because she was adopted into a loving family and because her birth mom chose to give her life.

"I want everyone to know that the Right to Life is the most important right we are granted as humans, and we must protect that right with all we have," Carley said. That is the reason she writes her poems. MORE

Efforts made to increase foster care adoption numbers

The year end has seen two very different efforts to increase the number of adoptions of children in foster care. The first is a new law President George W. Bush signed on October 7, called the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (HR 6893). And on Nov. 14, The Advertising Council and  HHS’ ADOPTUSKIDS announced the launch of new public service announcements continuing the "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent" campaign. MORE

Everyone knows someone who has been touched by the loving option of adoption

When most people talk about adoption, they are usually thinking of infant adoption. Kris Faasse, director of adoption services at Bethany Christian Services explains, however, that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 Michigan children in foster care waiting for a family. On a recent LifeBeat, Faasse discusses the various kinds of adoption and some incorrect perceptions about adoption people may have. To listen, click here.