Sacrificial love at the heart of adoption

Cradle My Heart Today | Michelle’s story 6-13-17

According to, less than two percent of single mothers place their children for adoption. Listen now:

But severe financial struggles as a mother of two led Michelle to choose adoption.

She told Pregnancy Help News, “I don’t care how strong a woman thinks she is, this (decision) is hard. But his adoptive parents had tried for years to have a baby, and I knew I could give them a gift.”

Since she chose an open adoption, Michelle receives photos of her son and will stay in contact with him and his family as he grows.

In choosing a better life for him Michelle says, “I do miss him, but prayer and faith give me strength.”

Financial struggles drive the majority of decisions for abortion. And Michelle was on her own financially and in every other way after she refused the pressure to abort from the baby’s father.

But more than this, she wanted her child to grow up with a mother and father in a stable family.

For many women, adoption is a selfless act of love providing a positive outcome in an impossible situation.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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