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Moms ALIVE started out in 2002 as an adoptive mom’s support group and has developed into an adoption advocacy organization reaching tens of thousands of Tennessee high school students. The word ALIVE stands for “Adoptive Life is Very Exciting.” To date their speaker’s bureau has addressed over 25,000 Middle Tennessee students, providing vital education on more than just the option of adoption.
Their goal is to provide students with factual information on the three options available to teens facing an unexpected pregnancy: abortion, parenting and adoption. This is accomplished by first educating students about fetal life, an eye-opening experience for most of them.
Then accurate medical information is shared regarding the truth about abortion. No graphic images are shown.
During the topic of parenting, students are informed about documented government statistics regarding the pitfalls of children growing up in a fatherless home. The clear message is that children need both a mom and dad.
When it comes to the option of adoption, teens are often surprised to learn they have a variety of choices. Birthmothers and fathers can choose from a confidential adoption to one that is open or any level in-between. Most face a new realization that adoption is a very loving and caring act by the birthmother that has a positive and life-affirming impact on those involved.
The group has found they are able to get into public schools when addressing the issue of adoption – doors normally closed to them when solely discussing abortion.
An added goal of Moms ALIVE is to export their thorough adoption presentation throughout the United States. They would be more than happy to assist you in reaching teens in your local community.
PO Box 148055, Nashville, TN 37214