Skip to comments.Hundreds call to adopt Down syndrome baby, save it from abortion
Posted on 07/10/2013 5:33:48 AM PDT by grundle
When the Rev. Thomas Vander Woude learned about a young couple planning to abort their unborn baby that had been diagnosed with Down syndrome, the priest reached out and offered a deal: Deliver the child and he would help find an appropriate adoptive family.
But he had to act fast.
The woman, who has not been identified for her privacy and her protection, was just shy of six months pregnant and lives in a state that prohibits abortions past 24 weeks which meant he had a short time to find a family willing to make a lifelong commitment.
So Father Vander Woude, the lead pastor at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., approached a volunteer who helped manage the churchs social media pages, and she posted an urgent plea on Facebook early Monday morning.
There is a couple in another state who have contacted an adoption agency looking for a family to adopt their Down Syndrome unborn baby. If a couple has not been found by today they plan to abort the baby. If you are interested in adopting this baby please contact Fr. VW IMMEDIATELY, the post read. We are asking all to pray for this baby and the wisdom that this couple realize the importance of human life and do not abort this beautiful gift from God.
The post asked people to call the churchs office after 9:30 a.m. Monday or to email Father Vander Woude.
No one expected the response they received.
When we got in and opened up around 9:30, it was nearly nonstop. All day long, we were receiving phone calls from people who wanted to adopt the baby, church staff member Martha Drennan said. Father Vander Woude has gotten over 900 emails in regard to the baby.
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Every child is a wanted child. It may not be wanted by the birth mother, but it is wanted.
People who are acquainted with Down's are aware of how that spirit changes the lives of everyone around them for the better. They are the "sweet" in the punch bowl every time for a family.
But the pro-aborts adamantly say that pro-lifers only care about babies IN the womb, so this can’t be true. /s
A friend of mine has a DS son, they call the extra chromosome the Happy Gene.
Thanks. I needed that.
Something to brighten your heart!
God bless them and I’m not even religious.
On the other hand I can see what Trig brings to the discussion. It confronts women and that scares them.
Very nice to see this.
It puts the lie to pro-aborts’ argument about “what to do with all those unwanted babies”, doesn’t it?
Catholic and pro-life ping!
Thanks for the ping Pyro7480,I used to do daycare and took care of two children with Down Syndrome.Very sweet children and always smiling.
My son and daughter in law adopted a Down baby after they had one of their own.
And they love music and rhythmic actiivies.
Yes,sweetest smiles and unconditional love.
This story makes my heart sing with joy. The Lord will provide!
Wonderful story. Thank you so much for this much needed good news ping. Praise be to God, and may he richly bless all who are involved in saving this innocent life.
Thank you - I will ping it out in a bit!
I love to be able to ping out good news.
I’ve seen people right here on FR claim that there should be homosexuals adopting children because there are so many no one else will adopt! LIE!!!!
I hate lies.
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