Abortion Survivor Forgives Birth Mother

Melissa Ohden

At 14 years old, Melissa Ohden found out she had survived an attempted abortion when her birth mother was 30 weeks pregnant.

In this Focus on the Family podcast, Melissa shares about finding and building relationships with her biological mother and other family members, and the power of love and forgiveness.

Melissa with her birth family. From Left to Right: half-sister, Sarah; birth mother, Ruth; Melissa; and half-sister, Jennifer .

Melissa on Meeting Her Mother

Podcast supplied with thanks to Focus on the Family Australia.

Focus on the Family provides relevant, practical support to help families thrive in every stage of life.  Listen to their daily radio show weekdays on Vision. Find your local times here.


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