4P Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome,

Pro-Life After Birth | Adoption Story

November 18, 2017 Rachel Rowbottom 0 Comments

     Pro-life is not just the belief that abortion is wrong. It doesn't mean that we only care about life in the womb. To be pro-life is to be for life in all stages of life, in the difficult times, and the easy times. It is to support those who are struggling in life, and be a helping hand for those who need it.
    Many times abortion advocates say that we are hypocrites in our beliefs. That we force women to have their children, then don't care about them once they are born. That we don't help the poor, the starving, the orphans. But this is not true.

    This month is adoption awareness month. Adoption is one of the choices that us pro-life people support. Here is a wonderful story about a family who chose adoption.

    Christopher is a little boy with 4P-/Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. He was born in Bulgaria, and lived in an orphanage where he was ignored and neglected, because he has special needs. When he was five years old, he weighed only 10 pounds 2 ounces, and was only 29 inches long.

     Lynda Collicott saw a video of this little boy in 2014, and knew she had to do something. She and her family, who was already an adoptive family, decided to take the child in and adopt him as their own.
    He was undernourished, and starved of attention. In fact, he didn't know how to respond to affection. He was used to be put aside, and ignored, so he would poke himself to pass the time.

   Christopher was adopted in January 2016, and has been a part of the Collicott family for almost two years now. In this time he has made incredible progress. He now weighs 37 pounds, and 6 ounces. He is 39 and 3/4 inches tall.

 And more than that, he is loved, cared for, and happy.

You can read more about his progress on his facebook page - A Life For Christopher.

   Thank-you to the Collicott family, and so many other adoptive families for taking in children who need homes, caring for them, loving them, and showing us what pro-life looks like.

 Whether it is being kind to someone, helping others, standing up for those who don't have a voice, or adopting being pro-life is beautiful. During this month - adoption awareness month - reach out to someone who has adopted, and tell them just how inspiring they are! Also, consider whether adoption might be something that you and/or your family is called to do.

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