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Today, we’re talking about adoption. I know that some of us have gone through one (my family included), and I know of the spiritual blessings that can come from receiving this temporal one.
Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Tom and Stephanie Colligan. Tom and Stephanie write a blog, Tom, Stephanie and Krista, for expectant parents and anyone who wants to know how they feel about adoption. And, they share their adoption story with teens and adults in their community as board members of the West Valley Chapter of Families Supporting Adoption, a group sponsored by LDS Family Services that advocates on behalf of birth parents and adoptive families. They’ve been friends since the 7th grade. During the early years of their marriage they became frequent visitors to an infertility clinic before deciding that adoption was the best option for their family.
“My heart told me he was right, but I hated myself for being so gutless, so mortal. Though it eased my mind to ponder the joy my sacrifice would give others, I feared losing my child would rip a chasm in my soul that would never heal.”
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