Ryan Bomberger: ‘Adoption is a powerful and culture-changing way to unleash God-given purpose’

‘I am the one percent that is used one hundred percent of the time to justify all abortions’

November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — The topic of adoption is hotly debated by pro-abortion activists. Claiming that it’s better to be aborted than adopted into a loving family, abortion activists fail to realize one fundamental truth — no one is better off dead. Every pregnancy, planned or unplanned, has a purpose.

Ryan Bomberger’s mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live. Today, few are as passionate about adoption as Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life). Adopted at six weeks, Bomberger grew up in a loving and diverse Christian family of 15 with siblings from various backgrounds. An advocate for the purpose of all life at every age, stage, and ability, Bomberger emphasizes the power of adoption as a loving alternative to abortion.

“I am the one percent that is used 100% of the time to justify abortion,” Bomberger commented. “My birthmom, despite being a victim of the violence of rape, did not make me a victim of the violence of abortion. I’m someone who was conceived in rape but adopted in love. I’m someone whose compassionate parents wanted me despite how I came to be. I’m someone with twelve siblings (nine of whom were also adopted) in a family of many hues. I’m someone married to an incredible woman who chose to be stronger than abortion as a single mom. I’m someone who is blessed with four kids, two of whom were adopted.

“I’m someone the pro-abortion Left thinks should’ve been aborted. But the circumstances of our conception never change the condition of our worth. We have equal and irrevocable value regardless of what any activist, politician, or governmental institution claims.”

Bomberger continued, “LGBT groups, like Lambda Legal and the ACLU, have been systematically working to shut-down faith-based adoption agencies over who they are (Christians) and whom they love (vulnerable children who need a mom and a dad).

“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 just 79,161 adoptions in 2020 according to the National Council for Adoption. Sadly, pro-abortion Guttmacher announced an abortion surge during the pandemic of 930,160 abortions; there were 862,320 in 2017. Abortion eliminates millions of possibilities of adoption. Recent foster care stats also reveal where society is failing to rescue other vulnerable children. Although there were 57,881 children adopted out of foster care in 2020, there were still 63,815 precious children still waiting to be adopted and loved. There are three major factors influencing this: a broken child welfare system, not enough available families, and a system that is too politically charged.”

Bomberger concluded, “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. 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 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, 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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