Ryan Bomberger: ‘I am daily reminded of being saved from abortion’
November 22, 2022
WASHINGTON — As families celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on their many blessings, one thing people often don’t think to be thankful for is life itself. But for Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), gratitude for life is the very essence of his being. Conceived in rape but adopted in love, Bomberger is a passionate advocate that every life, planned or unplanned, has innate purpose. He is an adoptee and adoptive father.
“People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude,” Bomberger said. “I’m daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape yet given the incredible opportunity through adoption to love and be loved. A lot of people who’ve never experienced adoption, either directly or indirectly, think that adoption just changes the child. Adoption transforms the family, the community, and sometimes the world.
“Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome gift of being able to do what my birthmom and parents did for me — prove to the world there is no such thing as an unwanted child. Words could not even begin to express how grateful I am to my birthmom and her self-sacrifice. No actions could ever seem sufficient to thank my loving parents who poured their lives into 13 children, 10 of whom were adopted.”
Bomberger continued, “The world is constantly obsessed with the superficial. We live in a society that wants quick fixes and discards people and things that are not ‘picture perfect.’ Life is never picture perfect, and that’s what makes it so beautiful. Value exists in the core of our being. It’s irreplaceable, undeniable and equal. We all have purpose, regardless of our circumstances of conception, our abilities or disabilities, or the socio-economic status.
“There are millions of people around the world who are thankful that someone turned the ‘unplanned’ into a loving plan and embraced adoption. Like me, most of those adoptees have their own stories of being adopted and loved. We don’t have to wait until National Adoption Month to express how adoption transforms brokenness into beautiful possibility. We can share this reality every single day.”
Bomberger concluded, “Adoption unleashes purpose in the natural and the supernatural. It’s the outward act of an inner love, expressed every time someone joins the family of God. Who knows? This Thanksgiving may be the start of your own adoption story unfolding.”
The Radiance Foundation celebrates the third anniversary of its’ ground-breaking children’s book, Pro-Life Kids! which promotes the beauty of adoption. The book is designed to empower parents, teachers, faith leaders, and children to know and be able to discuss an age-appropriate pro-life worldview. Pro-Life Kids! is available at www.prolifekids.com.
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.