The Radiance Foundation Goes Over the Edge for Adoption
The Radiance Foundation is proud to announce its role in the Over the Edge for Adoption event co-sponsored by the Louisiana Family Forum on Thursday, May 30th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ryan Bomberger, an adoptee and adoptive father and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, will rappel down a 24-story skyscraper to help promote adoption! Ryan’s scheduled descent is at 3pm (CST) down One American Place, the second tallest building in Baton Rouge. The Over the Edge for Adoption event (which continues into Friday, May 31st) coincides with The Radiance Foundation’s keynote address at the @Large Conference at the nearby Crowne Plaza.
May is National Foster Care Month and we celebrate that adoption unleashes Purpose!
Each year, nationally, there are about 120,000 children available for adoption through the foster care system. Less than half of those children find forever families each year. As a nation, we can do so much better. Being “pro-life” is not complete without adoption. And these precious children, through no fault of their own, are placed in a government system that cannot possibly provide the love, permanency and nurturing care these children need. In other words, we NEED more mommies and daddies to step up and choose to love a child, of any race, because every child deserves a family.
Ryan, adopted at 6 weeks, was one of 13 children, 10 of which were adopted. He grew up in a multi-racial family with children of varying backgrounds, some with special needs and most from the foster care system. He is passionate about children being connected to families. But that cannot happen unless adults are intentional and take proactive steps to be that life-changing resource.
There are many great organizations that help with the adoption journey such as Bethany Christian Services (Bethany.org or AdoptionJourney.org) and AdoptUSKids.org. Each explains the process and shares the joy of other adoptive families. The Radiance Foundation is also part of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, a global network of faith-based pro-adoption organizations that do remarkable work around the globe in caring for orphans and working to provide them with a future in a family that will treasure them.
Adoption is an act of justice, of mercy, and of love. Ryan’s life was awesomely changed by it. Millions of others’ lives have been too.
The Radiance Foundation, a life-affirming educational organization, is honored to speak for those who often cannot speak for themselves. And the words that will be the focus during this Over the Edge for Adoption event are simple: Adopt. Be the Hope
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