URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,711 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

a quick read to lift the spirits

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Aug 28, 2010

Want to read a really positive, uplifting piece about a practice that doesn't ordinarily get much attention, but is absolutely crucial to the lives of the people involved? 

I'm talking about adoption: in this case, international adoption. 

There's a lot to like in this piece. My favorite is the immigration officer. 

Enjoy.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,399 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,601.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: St Thomas More Pray for Us - Aug. 29, 2010 12:14 PM ET USA

    My wife and I have been blessed to be able to build a family both "biologically" & through adoption. Adoptions are usually very emotional & often very expensive. But it's so worth it. Sadly, many dioceses have been forced out of providing good, affordable adoption services. However, there are some great organizations out there who are doing their best to promote life. So as we fight abortion, let's pray for and support those who are choosing life---the birth mothers and the adoptive parents.

  • Posted by: TreeRing - Aug. 29, 2010 4:20 AM ET USA

    Yes this is a beautiful piece, but doesn't it break your heart to realize that millions of these precious children are killed by abortion, too many of them funded by our tax dollars both here in our country and internationationally. Clearly these children are wanted.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days