Ryan Bomberger: A Teen Mother and An Unplanned Pregnancy Changed The World

The Greatest Story Ever Told Is Also a Redemptive And Courageous Journey of Adoption

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. — God gives us courage as He unleashes miracles. The Christmas story itself is the outcome of that (humanly) unplanned pregnancy over 2,000 years ago resulting in humanity’s eternal freedom.

The birth of Christ is arguably the most famous story of adoption in the world—a young woman conceives a child out of wedlock yet her new husband rejects fear and cultural pressure by accepting and loving both mother and child. The Christmas story illustrates the power of choosing life—something that Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), is extraordinarily passionate about. Bomberger was conceived through rape yet adopted in love by his parents who went on to adopt nine more children of various ages, ethnicities and abilities. 

 “Christmas embodies everything good about humanity,” said Bomberger. “The paradigm of adoption was revealed in a courageous teen mother with a humanly unplanned pregnancy (certainly Divinely planned) who braved a crazed King who tried to kill her child, a father who chose to love rather than to leave, and a Savior who would sacrifice himself in order to offer redemption, adoption and transformation to those who confess and believe.”

The Radiance Foundation believes every human life, in and out of the womb, has a purpose. Their billboard/social media ad campaigns, such as their current LifeHasPurpose.org project in Boston, always illuminate this truth.

“I’m a firm believer that’s there’s always a ‘plan’ in the ‘unplanned,’” Bomberger continued. “What we don’t see from a human perspective, God knows from a divine perspective. How could humanity have seen that the act of adoption surrounding an unplanned pregnancy would change the world and save us all? The story of the birth of Christ emphasizes the beauty of adoption and shows the world that all life—even what many consider ‘unplanned’—has a purpose.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism. Over the years, they’ve raised millions for pregnancy centers, maternity homes and adoption agencies as keynote speakers. They’ve 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.

For more information on The Radiance Foundation, visitwww.radiance.life or follow Radiance on Facebook.  


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