FROM THE ARTICLE:
“Every child is a child of God,” she said. “Every life has dignity."
Martha said that if you added up all the emails in Fr. Vander Woude’s account and all the phone calls it’d likely be over a thousand couples willing to adopt the child. She said the young seminarian was bowled over by how many people were so open to the idea of radically changing their lives in order to love a child. And this outpouring of love saved a child. The couple is considering three of the families right now.
I asked Fr. Vander Woude how he felt about this amazing turn of events. His answer surprised me. “Honestly, I kick myself for not having done something like this sooner,” he said.
“But I think the thing to focus on is it shows that we are all God’s instruments," he said. “And it really shows the goodness of people, doesn’t it?”