Saving disabled babies targeted for abortion

Cradle My Heart Today | Elizabeth and Dan’s story 6-7-17

His mother left Simon alone in the woods in winter, a practice many parents choose when a child is born disabled in China. Listen now:

But Simon didn’t die.

He was rescued and placed in an orphanage, and eventually adopted by Elizabeth and Dan, pioneers of special needs adoption in China.

Dan credits his American mother’s very different response to having a child with down syndrome for his easy acceptance of Simon’s different needs. And while we may not abandon babies here, according to ABC News 92% of parents will abort when they hear a prenatal diagnosis of down syndrome.

A mother’s lessons in valuing all children not only led one little boy to a forever family but continues to teach all who know him.

Disability is somehow part of God’s good plan for us as humans. It is often in and through disabled people that God’s glory shines. In John 9 Jesus said that was the case when he healed a man born blind. Disability and its healing serve God’s good purpose, bringing Him glory among those who witness God’s working in our lives.

It may go against our idea of a good and kind God to think that some are intentionally afflicted with disabilities.

But God knows their needs, and ours, beyond ways we can understand in our human limitations.

Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” Exodus 4:11-12 ESV

Listen to our interview with Simon’s dad, Dan Kulp here.

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Kim Ketola

6 Comments

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    Randy L Goss

    June 7, 2017

    Hello Kim,
    I drive a special needs school bus. I’ve written some poetry also as the Lord allowed. Would love to share some with you. I KNOW there is sooooooooooo much more to them than seen. Bless you as you continue.

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      Kim Ketola

      June 7, 2017

      Hi Randy,
      Yes, would love to give you the chance to share your poems, and stories of helping the children you serve. Looking forward to it! Thanks for checking in. Kim

      • Reply

        Randy Goss

        June 7, 2017

        Thanks. How can I get it to you?

        • Reply

          Kim Ketola

          June 8, 2017

          You can post here or email to kim @ cradlemyheart.org.

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    Randy L Goss

    June 8, 2017

    Iridescent “Eve”
    I am a nurse, a caregiver, a mother
    I am an individual who bears
    All these titles
    Individually and collectively
    I bear children and love my womb
    I am a woman of women
    A Beautiful creation of God
    But all you see is my spittle
    My wheelchair
    My disease that makes you feel uneasy
    I have held the aborted—in heaven
    Before I came to earth
    Sent as an apostolic move of God
    Waiting to be revealed
    While you feed me
    Take me places and
    Push me around
    But soon, I will take YOU by the hand
    And “I” will lead YOU
    IN WORSHIP to the One who see’s Iridescence
    Because I have seen
    What you could not
    Or refused to look upon
    Though you have been invited
    To view Special Needs
    He Created for
    Special Relationship.
    As I wrote this one on 2/3/15 it was after watching three girls with “special needs” in wheelchairs, but with great power and excitement as they made their wheelchairs dance and the beauty of their expressions and smiles was quite remarkable. I saw such joy and in each one, a basketball player, a nurse, a mother, beauty queens and LIFE. These children “born this way” or not, contain such value we cannot see unless we look “Iridescently”. All work is copyrighted.

    • Reply

      Kim Ketola

      June 9, 2017

      Beautiful, Randy! I hope many will read your words here and that hearts and minds will be moved to greater love for the special ones all around us who often remain so overlooked.

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