Growing up in adopted families in the United States, Holly Hoyle O'Brien and Meagan Hughes both knew they had a long-lost sister from their native South Korea.
With one raised in Kentucky and another in Virginia, neither realized that they would find each other in Florida working in the same hospital.
Holly and Meagan met while working at the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and, according to local media, that was where they started to piece things together. more >>
In the midst of the distressing stories of Planned Parenthood's heartless abortion industry and the gruesomeness inherent in destroying a child within the womb, compassionate and committed people in our country and in many other places in the world are putting their lives and incomes on the line in adopting children who desperately need families and homes.
Here are three such examples:
1. A Family Formed by Ebola and Compassion more >>
Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., slammed Planned Parenthood Monday, accusing the nation's largest abortion provider of pushing women into abortions for the purpose of harvesting their babies' tissue for profit.
Rubio, who appeared on KCCI 8 in Des Moines, Iowa, spoke on a host of issues that included religious liberty, Iran, Kim Davis, immigration, and the current political landscape.
"Planned Parenthood has been exposed for the trafficking of human fetal tissue," declared Rubio, who asserted that Planned Parenthood needed a "thorough investigation" by the U.S. Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, something he said "is not happening now." more >>
Following the nationwide Planned Parenthood protests two Saturdays ago, I looked over as many photos of the events as I could find. Most images were from protesters themselves, published on social media. Some were from friends of mine; most were not.
Each of the protests pictured — from east coast to west coast, north to south, and cities in between — had this in common: they were attended overwhelmingly by White people. A rough estimate would be 95 percent. It might be low.
The Whiteness was glaring. A friend noted the same disparity at the Nashville protest even though the clinic sits in a predominantly Black residential area. (Even the photos in Mollie Hemingway's piece at The Federalist, clearly attempting to show diversity in the protesters, are predominantly White folks.) more >>
Resource officer Mike Gibson does something really touching for a boy he meets in an elementary school classroom that changes both of their lives forever. Once considered "unadoptable," the young boy now finds himself surrounded by people he loves and who love him back.
Before meeting Gibson, the boy had been in and out of eight foster homes. The two became fast friends when Gibson started working at the school. First, the boy started calling him officer, and then one day he accidentally called him dad. It really touched Gibson, who felt a call from the Lord to become a parent to a fourth child. Mike and his wife did what they could to become his parents, filling out extensive paperwork and legal forms. They already have three biological children, and wanted to make this boy feel special by adding him to their growing family.
Watch the special story about RSO Gibson and the young boy who has finally found a home. more >>
As the undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood continues to unfold, people are coming to new realizations on the humanity of the unborn. It's a significant moment for the pro-life movement.
For years, I've prayed outside abortion centers — being a public witness as we seek God's heart and strategies to end the bloodshed of innocents. I even walked 250 miles in pro-life prayer as a part of the Back to Life Movement in 2012.
I'll continue to pray. Yet I also cannot discount the value of putting action to one's prayers. In recent years, my husband and I have chosen to live out our prayers by adopting three children (some with special needs) … because we saw in God's Word a mandate that was there all along. more >>