Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Adoption Pass-a-long Cards

Well...the scan came out crooked...sorry, but I thought you might like to see our new pass-along adoption cards. We gave a talk in our ward a few weeks ago and we handed out close to 75 cards. I figure it never hurts to advertise a bit. You never know who knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody.... It was incredible the amount of people who approached me after to share a story with me about how their lives had been touched by adoption. Several people said they "knew somebody" that they could pass it along to as well.
We have been a little disappointed that we have received no contact from any possible birthmother, but she is out there somewhere and we will just keep waiting for her.

Did you know?? The majority of adoption placements actually come from networking...not an agency! Also, most people think, "oh, well I don't know any pregnant teens..." But the bottom line is this: pregnant teenagers keep their babies! (Or their parents keep them). The average age of a Birthmother is between the ages of 20-32 years old. Sadly, in this day and age, single parenting has been sensationalized and it is now socially acceptable for a young woman to have a child without marriage (or even a fathers presence for their baby) and likewise less than 4% of women actually place their babies for adoption. Such a small percentage...but, hey, we have faith that it will happen again for us!
We are so grateful for the miracle adoption. If it wasn't for the mature decision of our strong birthmother Krystin we would not enjoy the blessings of parenting our beautiful Kayley. Krystin truly demonstrated the pure, unselfish love of Christ. We love you!

Oh, and if you would like the challenge of passing-along some adoption cards just let me know and I can send you a few!


Bre said...

Hey Steph, you've probably tried this but my friend got their baby because her mom asked her sister's ob if he had any mothers that were looking for adoptive families while her sister was in labor. Don't worry I already asked mine and she said that unfortunately abortion happens here much more than adoption, but I will ask our new doctor when we move. You guys are in our prayers! We love you very much!

Krystin said...

Love you back!