Catholic communicator gives thanks for the gift of adoption
“I am adopted.”
Jill Alberti has uttered those three simple words, overflowing with awe and gratitude, hundreds of times.
“Those words mean my biological mom chose life!” said Mrs. Alberti, keynote speaker for the Hannibal Chapter of Missouri Right to Life’s (MRL) 2019 Pro-life Dinner. About 70 people attended the Sept. 27 event.
Mrs. Alberti, a Catholic mother from the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, worked with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight while he was a pastor there.
She later served as director of parish communications for the Jefferson City diocese, which brought her into contact with the people of Hannibal. She felt honored to share her story at the MRL event there.
“My parents raised me in an environment where my adoption was celebrated,” she said. “It was a gift. We prayed for my biological parents, who chose to give me life and place me in the arms of two people yearning for children they could not have.”-Catholic Missourian