Life Chain in Spencer

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dozens of anti-abortion proponents took to Grand Avenue near Leach Park on Sunday afternoon, as part of the National Life Chain. The hour-long event included a vigil of prayer, meditation and public witness in opposition to abortion. (Photos by Gabe Licht)

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  • Adoption IS the loving option as long as:

    1. Mothers are not coerced into relinquishing their children.

    2. Adoptive parents don't feel a young or poor mother owes them a child.

    3. Open adoption is considered if the first mother is open to it, so the adopted child can feel a connection to his or her biological roots.

    4. Adoptive parents don't assume an infant comes to them as a clean slate and they can pretend the adoption never happened.

    5. The adoptive child is not given the job of "making the [adoptive] parents happy and fulfilled" but is not given any more expectation than a biological child.

    6. The parents are not so selfish as to have the adopted child be the only child, then die early, without at least making sure their extended families will step in in their absence to be family to the adopted grown child.

    7. The adoptive parents do all they can to understand what adoption means for their child, and not to make it all about them and what they desire.

    -- Posted by AmyPeterson on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 1:49 PM
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