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Young Mother Overcome with Emotion Holding Baby Everyone Advised Her to Abort

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A young woman who was involved in a crisis pregnancy has shared a powerful message about choosing life for her newborn, and putting him up for adoption.


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A young woman who was involved in a crisis pregnancy has shared a powerful message about choosing life for her newborn, and putting him up for adoption.

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The mother, Dominique, was contemplating abortion before ultimately deciding to go through with the pregnancy.

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

As is the law in many U.S. states, after giving birth to her beautiful baby boy, Dominique was given 48 hours to finalize her decision to give her baby to an adoptive couple.

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

A film produced by The Archibald Project, an organization that uses “storytelling to spark and expand a movement of people to care for orphaned and vulnerable children,” follows Dominique’s heart-wrenching journey. With the clock ticking, she must decide whether or not she can bring herself to give her precious baby boy to the waiting adoptive couple, Ally and Ryan.

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.
Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

While the tension is clear as time runs out. The love between the three of them is very touching, serving as a wonderful advert for adoption as an alternative to abortion.

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

“Allie and Ryan are giving my baby something that I could never, ever give them,” Dominique explained. “It’s so overwhelming to know that they are doing this for me and for him. Her coming into the room, it brightens everything. She has provided so much support and happiness for me through this whole process.”

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

Then, the birth mother, who was very close to getting an abortion, makes an absolutely astonishing remark.

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

“Like, I made this for them,” she said, gazing lovingly at her baby boy. “This baby — he would have been gone. That’s all I keep thinking.”

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

“And he deserves so much more than that, because it wasn’t his fault.”

Photo by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization.

You can watch the full film below:

Learn more about the Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy organization, and see powerful images of the Walls and Dominique’s story here.