It was only January of 2019 when Sarah Marie and Blake Thomas shared a very public plea to Facebook: "Don't abort your baby! We will adopt! Please contact us if you'd be open to adoption as an option!" A surprisingly controversial plea to mothers everywhere, but one that seemed to resonate with thousands upon thousands of social media users. To date, it's been shared over 87,000 times but spreading a positive message is not all the Thomas family has done.
The couple really put their money where their mouths were, adding that the "offer remains open indefinitely," and: "We will adopt from any state. Please do not hesitate to contact us!"
In fact, when one user commented, "10's of 1,000's in foster care. Those parents chose life. Many are eligible for adoption," Sarah replied: "Absolutely agree! We adopted our first born from foster care."
In addition to their 1-year-old biological son, the Thomas's are also raising 3-year-old Kayden, who’s been adopted through foster care.
When discussing with media outlets what it means to have Kayden in their family, they have said he is a “blessing and such a joy.”
Recently, Sarah shared an update on Facebook:
Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in helping these women. At this time, we are no longer receiving messages and the women who contacted us have been referred to Pregnancy Resource Centers or adoption agencies.
Thank you! Dozens of expectant mothers contacted us, many of whom were contemplating or planning abortions. Many of those mothers are now considering parenting their babies and others are actively pursuing adoption.
We have had the great honor of accepting one mother’s request that we adopt her baby. It has been a whirlwind of a week and we are still processing all of it. We are so grateful for all of these babies’ lives and their mothers, and we feel so privileged and honored to be parents again in approximately 7 months!
For 2015, CDC reported 638,169 abortions from 49 of the 52 reporting areas. Many people are anti-abortion activists and they sounded off in support of The Thomas Family.
The abortion rate was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 years, and the abortion ratio was 188 abortions per 1,000 live births. Between 1970 and 2015, CDC reported nearly 45.7 million legal induced abortions.
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