Life is Beautiful. Adoption is Beautiful.

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

Excerpt from Iowans for Life blog post: Modern Day Hero. Both Iowans for Life and Lutheran Family Service are founding members of the Iowa Coalition for Pro-Life Leaders working to protect life at all stages.

For me, the highlight of the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday was Ryan Holets.

Did you hear what happened? President Trump shared the story of Mr. Holets who is a cop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He responded to what seemed to be a routine call about a possible convenience store robbery.

When he arrived at the scene, he came upon a couple sitting behind the store about to shoot up heroin.

The woman, Crystal Champ, was 8 months pregnant.

Let that sink in.

The cop cried out,

“Why are you doing this stuff? It’s going to ruin your baby. You’re going to kill your baby.”

At this moment, the history of the world turned on a dime. Ms. Champs lashed back, engulfed by sobs:

“How dare you judge me? You have no idea how hard this is. I know what a horrible person I am. I know what a horrible situation I’m in.”

She acknowledged she needed someone to adopt her baby. And guess what, the cop had an idea of someone who would be willing to adopt her child: him.

He said he felt God talk to him. He went home, discussed it with his wife, Rebecca, and they decided to…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.iowansforlife.org/2018/02/adoption/