Ryan Bomberger Promotes the Gift of Adoption as a Loving Alternative to Violence of Abortion

‘We Have Equal and Irrevocable Worth Simply Because We Exist—and Adoption is a Powerful and Culture-Changing Way to Unleash that God-Given Purpose’

November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. — As the conversation about abortion continues throughout the country, many conservatives promote alternatives to abortion, such as the loving act of adoption. On the topic of adoption, no one is more passionate than Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, Conceived in rape but adopted in love, Bomberger offers a unique perspective about the gifts of adoption as an alternative to abortion.

“Adoption happens because of brokenness,” Bomberger stated. “In the natural and the supernatural, this courageous act of love and selflessness helps to bring healing, hope and wholeness. The way we understand adoption changes the way we apply it in our society. Perhaps it explains why there were only 110,373 adoptions in 2014 (the latest year national adoption stats were reported) yet 926,200 abortions that same year. Abortion eliminates millions of possibilities of adoption. Recent foster care stats also reveal where society is failing to rescue vulnerable children. Out of the 122,216 foster children available for adoption in September 2019, there were 66,035 adopted. By the end of the year, however, there were 71,335 precious children still waiting to be adopted and loved.”

Bomberger, formerly in the foster care system as a baby, urges, “As a nation, we must do better. So much better.”

Bomberger continued, “Adoption is courageous and messy and joyful and mysterious and loving. We need to uplift all of those in this beautiful triad—the birthparents, the adoptee and the adoptive family. This November, and every month, may we rethink false narratives on adoption. May we look at this act for what it is…transformative love. I’m a firm believer that’s there’s always a ‘plan’ in the ‘unplanned.’ What we don’t see from a human perspective, God knows from a divine perspective. We’re meant to be, regardless of the circumstances of our conception, regardless of our real or perceived abilities or disabilities, regardless of what others think we contribute to this world. We have equal and irrevocable worth simply because we exist. And adoption is a powerful and culture-changing way to unleash that God-given purpose.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia talks, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ activism, the First Amendment and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.

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