NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Wednesday, November 8th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher.
MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Up next: adoption. Here’s WORLD Opinions commentator Ryan Bomberger.
RYAN BOMBERGER, COMMENTARY: I know adoption.
I was the first of ten children adopted and loved in a family of fifteen: black, brown, mixed, white, Native American, Vietnamese, able, and disabled. Most of us were deemed “unwanted” by a world that saw us as burdens; my parents only saw blessings. Granted, I was a daily handful that tested the very limits of their patience and sanity sometimes, but I’m certain it helped them to be better parents.
I am who I am because adoption rescued me, and their love shaped me. It’s why I’m an adoptive father today. And through my work with the pro-adoption non-profit, The Radiance Foundation, I want everyone to know, “We’re all wanted by someone.”
November is National Adoption Month, and in a 2023 National Adoption Month Proclamation, President Joe Biden said: “Children are the kite strings that hold our Nation’s ambitions aloft, and every one of them deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home.”A beautiful sentiment. Sadly, the once sorta-pro-life politician spends much of his time ensuring millions of those kite strings are cut through abortion. He clearly doesn’t believe every one of them deserves to grow up.
Last year, Biden’s annual proclamation included woke nonsense about combating “biases” to advance “equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals.” Real equality for kids dealing with sexual confusion means an equal chance of having both a mother and a father who can help usher healing into their lives. With so much time spent on all things LGBTQ, Biden never mentions the tragic bias against disabled childrens, even though they make up an estimated 24% of all foster care cases.
In 2021, President Biden invoked racism…not in the abortion industry that kills for a living, but in foster care and adoption. He claimed: “During this month, we also acknowledge the history of injustices and racial bias in our Nation’s child welfare system.” History is one thing. But Planned Parenthood is currently the leading killer of black (unborn) children – over 360 per day. No child welfare state will ever come close to that negative disparity. But President Biden is fully biased towards the nation’s largest abortion business.
Contrast Biden’s words with those of former President Trump’s 2020 Proclamation: “Adoption also offers a loving option for women who experience unexpected pregnancies or are unable to provide for their children…My Administration believes that every human life has inherent value, and encourages adoption as an alternative to abortion. All children, born and unborn, deserve a chance to have a better, more prosperous future.”
That’s exactly what adoption made possible for me. My birthmom chose to be stronger than rape and abortion. My story started in violence. Today, it’s steeped in victory.
I’m Ryan Bomberger.
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