If you know our family you know that we are relentlessly passionate about adoption. By God’s grace we’ve been chosen to bring 5 kids into our home that needed the loving care of a mother and father. One of the things you may not know in our story is that we have adopted triplet boys from a teenage mother who was encouraged to abort. If you take a step back and look at things from a worldly perspective she had every reason to follow the doctor’s instructions to terminate. She had no job, the boyfriend who got her pregnant was not willing to claim paternity and she was pregnant with identical triplet boys – 1 of which had a medical complication that risked her life and the life of his sibling brothers. Caleb was the triplet that posed the threat both to the mother, Cameron and Christian. At 25 weeks the situation turned critical. The doctors told her that she must either abort Caleb to save herself and the siblings, or they could do an emergency c-section and hope that the medical advancements of this age could sustain the lives of the boys. Well, as you know by now she chose to preserve the life of everyone. One of the most resounding statements she made, while interviewing Sherry and I for the adoption, was “I wanted all of my boys to have a fighting chance…” It was just that – it was “fighting.” On multiple occasions within Caleb’s 7+ months at the hospital she was called in because he “wasn’t going to make it through the night.” He’s a fighter and will always be a fighter. Some may say that his quality of life has been compromised (he has many special needs because of his prematurity and various medical complications), but everyone’s quality of life is compromised because of SIN… his life here may be challenging, but the reality is that it’s better than no life here at all. I thank God that she chose life… those boys light up my world.
These boys were born at 25 weeks, you can see their weights right there (yes that’s not a typo he didn’t even weigh a pound… only 13oz – to date he is the smallest baby to ever survive from Pres). Abortion at this timeframe is legal in New Mexico… Think about this for a second. The picture you are seeing when they were first born is a picture of what they would have looked like in the womb – a few hours before that picture was taken they could have been aborted – what makes it wrong when it’s outside the womb?
Here is another on of sons, Declan – a few weeks back we called a planned parenthood giving them his diagnosis (Arthrogryposis) as it was at 36 weeks, telling them Sherry was 36 weeks pregnant. They told us they would help align the timing so they could “take care of it.” We will probably not abolish abortion (this side of heaven) but if you live in Albuquerque you can do something about late term ones… Go vote. – keep in mind he was born at 32 weeks.
Here is a video of someone going into the main abortion clinic in Albuquerque… this needs to stop. –
Last if you’ve had an abortion know that we don’t hate you, we LOVE you – there is forgiveness in Jesus and he wants you to be comforted. Talk to us, we’d love to comfort you.
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