When it comes to adoption, I’m incredibly biased. Although I was conceived in rape, my birth mom chose to be stronger than her circumstances. She rejected the further violence of abortion, and gave me life and the gift of adoption. I grew up in a family of fifteen; nine of my twelve other siblings were also adopted. We were all loved like crazy by pro-lifers who are always absurdly accused of not caring for children after they’re born.
Of course that bumper sticker mantra is just a political jab with zero truth behind it. It’s no different from the political attacks on adoption that are happening right now.
LGBT groups want to shut down faith-based adoption agencies. This is not hyperbole. But there is plenty of irony.
These groups are aggressively attacking people for who they are (Christians) and who they love (the nation’s most vulnerable children, in and out of the womb).
Faith-based child welfare providers, like Catholic Social Services and Bethany Christian Services, have been caring for our nation’s most vulnerable children long before LGBT groups ever even existed. But now, powerful multi-million dollar LGBT organizations want to ensure that these adoption agencies no longer exist unless they bow to their gender activism.
This is why I support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act and the Aderholt Amendment. Neither prevents any homosexual, bisexual, or “transgender” individual from going to a multitude of agencies who will consider their eligibility for adoption. They specifically enable faith-based agencies to continue to carry on their religious call to care for the unborn, birth moms, and foster children.
All of us are created by the union of a mother and a father. It’s not hateful or discriminatory to hold the inarguable biological reproductive process and subsequent model of parenting up as a reality. I have plenty of friends who are single adoptive parents. They’re amazing. But, when we can, a child whose biological parent(s) cannot or will not provide a safe environment for her should be able to have a mom and a dad. That’s not hate. That’s love. Does it make me single-phobic? I don’t hate single parents, whether biological or adoptive. It’s compassion that compels me to want the best for vulnerable children, as an adoption agency once did for me.
My multi-“racial” family (I put that in quotes because we’re just one human race) wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for faith-based adoption agencies. At a time when the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) opposed transracial adoption (for any reason), faith-based agencies defied NABSW’s harmful, and racist, 1972 decree. NABSW still holds this tragic position.
But today’s titans of tolerance have none for Christians who won’t change their science-backed beliefs. In Massachusetts, Catholic Charities was forced to end their adoption services because the state wanted to (illegally) force them to place children with same-sex couples. The same happened in D.C. And now in Philadelphia, where faith-based adoption agencies were forced out of foster care contracts with the city because they’ve been practicing what they have been for decades—placing adoption-bound children in homes with a married mom and a dad or single Christian parents.
Two of the legal powerhouses behind these insidious lawsuits (here, here, here, and here) that are trying to force faith-based child welfare providers to assimilate or close are the ACLU and Lambda Legal.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Bomberger