dear birth mother,
we’re not even going to pretend we can imagine what you might be going through right now or what kind of fear and shame you must be confronted with every day since you found out. we know what your options are. they are limited, and all of them seem bleak.
know that we have actively prayed against your easiest option. though you may not have known it, we prayed daily the life inside you would be spared.
we know this is scary. we know that you are confused, conflicted. we know that you are feeling hurt, angry, abandoned. we wish that we could help you bear it.
and in some ways, we can.
what we want you to know, dear birth mother, is that though we have never met you – we love you – and we pray for you. every. single. day. we want you to know Jesus and His love for you. we want you to know His mercy, how it is new every morning. we want you to understand that there is nothing that you could ever do that surprises Him. He does not look down upon you in condemnation, because He bore your condemnation. He empathizes with you. there is no mistake you can make that His love won’t cover.
we don’t condemn you for your circumstances. instead, we rejoice that you have chosen life.
because of this, we know you feel covered with shame – heaped onto you by yourself, your family, your culture…but we pray that instead you would be covered with grace.
and we want you to know that we already love your baby. deeply. and we will care for him or her the best that we can. because he or she is also our baby.
we will always be grateful for you. and we pray that we will get the honor of meeting you. it is our hope and vision that we get to hug you, cry with you, pray with you, and thank you. please know, you will be talked about openly with respect and honor in our home. our hope is that through this earthly adoption, you will come to know the most important adoption of all, heavenly adoption.
you are loved and you are precious – to the Lord – to us – and to the baby growing inside of you.
affectionately and with great hope,
jonathan & christa jordan
- Abortion has been legal in Japan since 1949 – 24 years before it was in the U.S.
- Since 2000, approximately 300,000 abortions have been conducted in Japan each year, over 5 times the abortion rate in the U.S.
- 98% of Japanese adoptions are adult adoptions for purposes of wealth-distribution, not to give orphaned children a family and home.