To the editor:
Infertile Canadian couples are unable to adopt babies in Canada because unwanted fetuses are being aborted.
These couples must go overseas to adopt babies from other continents.
What’s needed is a national registry where pregnant women in crisis can connect with infertile couples who want to adopt.
Either the government or a charitable organization could offer an incentive of $5,000 to every expectant mom-to-be in crisis that carries her child to full term.
Throughout the crisis pregnancy, the infertile couple would support the expectant mom in every way they can, enabling her to carry the baby to full term. Then the supportive couple would adopt the baby.
This national registry could be called A Life, a Future and a Hope.
This is a win-win-win situation.
It’s a win for the baby who receives the gift of life.
It’s a win for the birth mother who can take comfort in the fact she has indeed given her baby life, a future and a hope, a choice she will never regret.
It’s also a win for the infertile couple who are able to adopt.
Of course, careful screening must take place of both the birth mother and the couple who seek to adopt.
Also, the infertile couple must be counselled not to outfit a nursery or buy baby paraphernalia until the adoption has been finalized. Once the baby is born, the birth mother may change her mind and may want to keep her child.
If the infertile couple has not been prepared for this eventuality, they will be, understandably, devastated. Up front, the hopeful couple must be prepared for this possibility and to take comfort in knowing they have, at least, save a baby’s life.
Still, we know that we will never be able to get rid of abortion completely. There needs to be a change of hearts in our country and around the world.
We must do what we can to save the lives of some babies.