Guest post by Ron Stoddart, Executive Director of Nightlight Christian Adoptions.
Did you know that fewer than 1% of babies born to single mothers are placed for adoption? Did you know that although most teens believe adopting is a good thing to do, few believe they could carry a baby for 9 months and then "give it up" for adoption.
These are startling statistics and reflect how many young mothers place more emphasis on their own needs rather than the needs of their children. (Of course, some single mothers are capable and prepared to parent - but do you believe 99% of single mothers are ready?)
We are very pleased to announce that a new youth group curriculum promoting adoption within teen peer groups is now available for Youth Directors nationwide. Adopt: The Option is a DVD based program developed by Connect the Family with support from Nightlight Christian Adoptions and Generations Adoptions in Texas.
We need to get this vital resource into the hands of our youth directors as quickly as possible - and you can help! Order a copy (or two) and present it to the Youth Director at your church. Even though this DVD program is only $25, youth programs are typically tight on funds, especially near the end of the year. Whether you have a teen in a youth program or not, this would be a great way to support your church's youth ministry.
Thank you for stepping forward to help in this important effort to educate our young people about the alternative of adoption.
Nightlight Christian Adoptions