Ryan Bomberger: ‘Adoption is a selfless act that can bring wholeness and healing to the child and the birthparents’
September 26, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. — For years, the very concept of adoption has been under attack. Some people who have been in the adoption or foster care system are claiming that they wish their birthmothers had chosen the violence of abortion rather than choose adoption. Many who were placed in foster care due to abuse, neglect and parental drug abuse are claiming they had “broken adoptions,” resulting in more pain and suffering.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), was conceived in rape but adopted in love at only six weeks old. After growing up in a loving, diverse Christian family of 15, Bomberger is a passionate voice regarding the beauty of adoption. An adoptive father himself, Bomberger knows firsthand the potential struggles of adoption, but advocates for the beautiful transformation that often happens during the journey.
Bomberger commented, “I wouldn’t be who I am without adoption. I may not even be alive today had my birthmom not chosen to be stronger than abortion. Though I was conceived in rape, I was adopted in love. So, I’ll defend this loving act of justice with everything I am. I’m equally grateful to two incredible parents whose love unleashed God-given purpose in my life. As an adoptive father (two of my kiddos were adopted), I understand it in a way most don’t, especially the pro-abortion activists who demonize it.
“There are only two life-affirming alternatives to abortion: parenting and adoption. When the birthparents can’t provide a home for their child, adoption is a beautiful option. The vast majority of adoptions are successful on many metrics; longitudinal studies repeatedly confirm this. Today, however, adoption and adoption agencies are increasingly under attack from pro-abortion groups vilifying adoption, CRT leftists claiming transracially adopted children are victims of their white adoptive parents, LGBTQ+ activists shutting down faith-based child welfare providers that don’t bow to their ideology, and every day victims of a very broken foster care system claiming that adoption is no longer a good option for a child.”
Bomberger continued, “Nobody is better off dead. We’re all better off loved. Adoption happens because of brokenness and is a selfless act that can bring wholeness and healing to those involved. It creates forever families and unleashes purpose. The unborn, and our nation’s foster children, are the most vulnerable in our society. They need more compassionate child welfare providers and support systems who will help change the trajectory of their lives. They need more faith, hope and love — not less.
“Planned Parenthood demonizes adoption too; abortions are what generate their massive profits. When moms and dads choose to parent their child, or make an adoption plan, that brings in zero revenue for the $2 billion abortion giant. In a ‘Tool for Educators’ factsheet, the leading abortion chain had this to say about adoption: ‘The psychological responses to abortion are far less serious than those experienced by women bringing their unwanted pregnancy to term and relinquishing the child for adoption.’ Ka-ching!
“We’re fighting giants — spiritual, emotional, and ideological. But we know where our strength comes from, and we will not stop exposing Planned Parenthood and those who profit from the death of the innocent. Abortion affects us all, and our efforts will continue to cherish and protect the would-be mother, father, and unborn child.”
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.