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Reaching Out: One Little Brochure Means a Brand-New Hope

Laura, a single mother in need, stopped by McLean Bible Church’s Clothing Ministry to look for winter slacks and sweaters for her preschool son.  She sorted through the racks and selected a few items.  Then, on her way out the … Continue reading

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Ministry Bible Leads Birth Mom Back to God

“I became a Christian when I was a teenager,” said Ashley. “But I got caught up in a fast lifestyle and drifted away from Christ – far away.” Then Ashley discovered she was pregnant. Partying friends deserted her. But Birthmothers … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Sharing Faith With Those Who Hurt

At Birthmothers, we’re often asked for information and tips about how to share faith with women and family members who struggle with an unplanned pregnancy.  Use these tips to get started. 1. Love God.  A dry well cannot give water.  … Continue reading

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Adoption Option Surfaces Naturally in Conversation

Birthmothers Friends are trained to identify a woman’s unique needs and provide support in her particular set of circumstances. Where appropriate, Friends present adoption.  One scenario, Friends tell us, is that “adoption comes up naturally” in conversation. The Need to Talk … Continue reading

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“Adoption was a serious option for this birth mom”

Birthmothers Friends are trained to identify a woman’s unique needs and provide support in her particular set of circumstances. Where appropriate, Friends present adoption.  One scenario, Friends tell us, is that “adoption is a serious option” considered extensively by pregnant … Continue reading

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Tips for Presenting the Adoption Option

If someone you know faces an unplanned pregnancy, consider presenting the benefits of adoption. These tips may help. 1. Express compassion. Tell her you care.  Demonstrate your concern in concrete ways, such as spending time with her or by providing … Continue reading

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7 Times As Many Families Who Want to Adopt As Babies Lost To Abortion

For You From The Word I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light. (Acts 26:17-18) For You To Think About Every year, 1,512,000 American pregnancies end in abortion. Yes, that’s one-and-a-half … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts About Adoption

For You From The Word Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified … the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.(Deuteronomy 31:6) For You To Think About International adoptions aren’t … Continue reading

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Letter to A Pregnant Woman: Instead of Abortion, Why Not Choose Adoption Instead?

For You From The Word For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14) For You To Think About From a genuine letter to … Continue reading

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If Our Culture Doesn’t “Get” Adoption, Believers Can Still Embrace It

For You From The Word We speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age. (1 Corinthians 2:6) For You To Think About It is one thing … Continue reading

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