Yes, this will be controversial but I believe it’s truth. As an adoptive dad, this is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I understand that there are many viewpoints but regardless of views or circumstances, truth remains truth. I hope that as you read this you would look at it with an open mind and hear it with a voice of compassion and consideration and not condemnation or judgment as we look at the “heart” of the difference between adoption and abortion.
When considering adoption there are many terms that often get thrown around by “seasoned” adoption folks that can leave newcomers in a tangled state of confusion. Yes, even adoptions have a sort of lingo that comes with the territory that sometimes takes a little exploring to figure out what they mean.
I always imagined what being a dad would be like. I had always enjoyed being around kids, whether working with younger kids in my school, or volunteering in our church’s preschool church, kids were full of laughter, innocence, and an unfiltered view of the world that I enjoy.
The beginning of life for me was far from perfect. My birth-mother realized before I was born that she would not be able to keep me, so she did what many people do and decided to put me up for adoption. This seemed to be the best solution at the time and would prove to be God’s plan for my life.