Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ronald Reagan on Adoption

I was reading an adoptive family's blog about their adoption journey, and I happened on this YouTube video (actually it's audio with a picture) of a 1975 radio broadcast by Ronald Reagan. Apparently, he did a weekly radio show at the time. Here is his very moving explanation of adoption versus abortion:

BTW, Ronald Reagan was himself an adoptive parent.

1 comment:

Omgirl said...

Very interesting. I'm glad he said it in such a heartfelt way.

On a side note, there is a girl in my ward who got pregnant at 15. She gave the baby up for adoption. six months later, she was pregnant again, and this time she decided to marry the father (same father of both kids). They got married, he later joined the church, they had a second child and were recently sealed in the temple. I wonder how she feels now about that first child, who shared the same father as her current kids. They are a family and now their brother is with someone else.

I'm sure it was the Lord's will. I'm sure it will all work out for the best. But every week when I see her in church with her happy, little family, I wonder how much it pains her heart or if she feels that her family will never be truly complete.