We have a very special and unique blog for you today. Adrian Collins is our amazing Hope’s Promise Adoption and Pregnancy Blog Editor and has been gracing us with her beautifully written words since 2017. Now, we are thrilled to share her spoken word as well. Recently, Adrian had an interview with Phil Darke, the host of ThinkOrphan. ThinkOrphan is a critical podcast that is shaping how we as Christians think and serve orphan children around the globe.
In the interview Adrian shares her story –
- The shock and shame of becoming pregnant as a junior in college, the direction and advice she received from people she trusted and walking out on her abortion appointment.
- What women in similar situations need to hear from those that love them.
- How churches can advocate for life by welcoming and mentoring young men and women facing unplanned pregnancies.
- Being on two sides of the adoption process – as both a birth mother and an adoptive mother.
- Reuniting with her birth daughter after 11 years of separation and building trust over honest conversations.
Join us in listening to Adrian’s podcast and learn to celebrate hope in the midst of disappointment, joy in spite of difficult choices, and find a love that can move mountains.
Adrian Collins writes about the real-life complexities of being both a birth mother and an adoptive mother. She is a homeschooling mom of five children; one daughter who was placed for adoption at birth, one son adopted at birth, and three biological sons. Adrian has testified before the Colorado Senate committee on behalf of the Colorado Children First Act, and has been published in CBN News, Christian Post, Her View From Home and BLUNTmoms. She studied journalism at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and has a deep-rooted love of classic literature. Married to her high school sweetheart for twenty-one years they currently reside in Castle Rock, Colorado. When she’s not teaching or writing, Adrian is actively pursuing her goal of visiting all U.S. National Parks with her kids. Adrian is working on her first memoir about hope and healing through the journey of adoption.