Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | March 7, 2013

A Happy Ending??

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2013/03/05/surrogate-mom-refuses-to-abort-fetus-with-birth-defects/?plckOnPage=4&plckItemsPerPage=10&plckSort=TimeStampDescending

Please take a moment to read the above linked news story.

This story breaks my heart, but brings up a sensitive subject and that is the treatment of children with special needs in our society. Children, no matter what their situation or case, should never be considered a lesser human being and therefore have reduced rights.

In a society that continually becomes more progressive in regards to the rights of minorities and women, it is atrocious that the rights of those that would be considered “weak” are regressing. Be that the elderly, the unborn, the ill, the disabled… it is a travesty.

I will echo the author of this story, Amy Graff, in that, “The hero in this story is undoubtedly the selfless adoptive mother who was happy to care for Baby S and love her like her own.”

I am sure that this story will raise strong opinions within each of you… as it did me. My intention is not to purely agitate your sense of justice for this little girl, but to remind us all that we should be advocates for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

God bless this little girl and the life He has treasured her with!

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  1. I couldn’t help but tear up as I read this story. I immediately thought of P, a student who was in my class the past year and a half. Her parents (they adopted P at 8 months) were told that because of her birth conditions and her neglect, that she may never talk and would probably not walk. They were told of all the struggles she would face, but loved her unconditionally and welcomed this baby girl into their hearts and home. I smile as now P is a growing 2nd grader. She walks and talks, has friends, and has such a sweet side to her. Sure, she has some difficulties and struggles, but with the love and compassion shown by her family, she has done so much more than the doctors could have ever imagined. All things are possible with God!!!


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