Adoption is a calling… there is something in you that can’t be denied. You just know in the deepest part of your being that you are meant to find this little soul and guide them through life. ~ Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels, sharing her thoughts about being a mother to her adopted daughter Lukensia [...]
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It’s taken months, but Kim has finally made moves to rebuild her life her own way — which means exploring her options for adopting as a single parent without delay. She would like to adopt a baby from Armenia. ~ OK! staff reporting on socialite Kim Kardashian’s consideration of adopting a child overseas as a [...]
I’m sure October Baby producers loved that headline, which sandwiched their little pro-life movie between one of the top box office draws of all time and the sequel to another box office smash.
Here’s another one for their scrapbook…
It was nothing short of devastating. But… it was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful for us, but it was deeply joyful and deeply right for her. ~ Law & Order SVU star Mariska Hargitay, remarking on a past failed adoption after the baby’s mother decided to parent, as quoted [...]
UPDATE 3/26, 10:45a: October Baby did very well at the box office this weekend. According to The Hollywood Gossip:
The anti-abortion drama October Baby opened in 390 theaters nationwide this weekend, earning the second-highest per-screen average behind The Hunger Games.
Samuel Goldwyn released the movie, starring Rachel Hendrix, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy, primarily in favorable political environments, earning $1.7M….
The movie’s overall gross is technically $1.9 million now….
In an effort to finance a wider release, filmmakers were able to raise $3 million from investors. To promote the film, its backers screened it for church groups and ran advertisements on networks such as Fox News.
While its niche may be relatively small, it is that dedicated, laser-targeted audience that helped make fellow faith-based fare Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron, one of the most successful independent films of 2008, grossing $33.5 million.
According to Box Office Mojo, October Baby landed in the top 10 for the weekend, quite respectable.
UPDATE 3/26, 10:27a: I went to see October Baby Saturday night with a group of pro-life friends and was pleasantly surprised by a bonus feature that ran during film credits but was not in the cut I was sent to review. Actress Shari Rigby spoke of her own abortion and the healing she had received.
There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point.” ~ ABC’s Modern Family star Ty Burrell, on the adoption of a second daughter with wife, Holly (pictured above left), as quoted by People, March 19 The couple adopted their [...]
President Barack Obama has cut funding to the embryo adoption program that President George W. Bush launched by in 2002. According to the Washington Times, March 4:
Breitbart’s politics were a bit more libertarian than Santorum’s, but Andrew was strongly pro-life. It was kind of personal with him, because he was adopted — his birth parents were a couple of ’60s hippie types — and Andrew thus understood deeply the enormous potential of “unwanted” babies. ~ Robert Stacy McCain remembering conservative activist [...]
… [F]or those of us with anti-choice family members, how do you handle family gatherings? I have typically tried to avoid discussing health care or politics. But that strategy crapped out on me over the holidays when my mom started asking me why I don’t support adoption over abortion. I walked away from a fight [...]
I would like to defund Planned Parenthood…. I want to take all of that money and put it directly into adoption services to give young women the choice of life, not the culture of death. ~ GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, commenting at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s presidential forum in South Carolina, as quoted [...]