Steve Jobs and Family Restoration - A panoramic view of life

When a college coed discovered she was pregnant in 1955 she chose adoption. She was selflessly willing to complete the pregnancy. Her boyfriend also selflessly agreed to the adoption.

A new set of parents were provided for a child who needed them. They were selflessly willing to do the job.
They must have done it well, because fifty years later the world is changed because of the decisions of these adults for the benefit of one child.

That child was Steve Jobs. He was one person who changed the world forever. (How many more "Steve Jobs" have not had the same opportunity? Waste not...) Read the National Review perspective on the life of Steve Jobs, his accomplishments, his influence, and view the video launch of the first MacIntosh computer at

Without family restoration for this one child, and the selfless acts of several adults for the sake of one person, what would the world have missed? In the life of Steve Jobs can be perceived a panoramic perspective on the significance of the opportunity for life, and restoration of a family to a child who needs one.

[Thanks to Roger Chance, Regent Law 3L, for the research contributing to this post.]


  1. What a powerful testimony to the fact that one life, one child, can make such a difference in the world. I have a number of friends who were adopted, either at birth, or as a young child, and each one of them is extremely grateful for the family he or she was raised in. While not nearly as famous or brilliant as Steve Jobs, many of them grew up to be extraordinary, accomplished individuals in there own right.

  2. I totally agree with the comment above. One of my friends got pregnant when she was 18 and her boyfriend, after years of dating, broke up with her and even threatened her if she tells others about the pregnancy. Her parents was not supportive at all and forced her to abort her baby. She ran away from her parents and ended up staying with this pastor's family. They took care of her until she gave a birth to beautiful daughter. She's now preparing for the college entrance exam and the best of all, she met Jesus Christ while she was staying with the pastor's family. I truly thank God for His forgiveness and unconditional love for my friend.

  3. To think that the people who have changed our world in some way, like Steve Jobs, could have never been allowed a chance at life is incredible! If only pregnant women who choose to abort would make the same choice that Steve Jobs' birth mother made and make our world a better place. My younger sister, who is now ten years old, was adopted from China when she was eleven months old. Through this experience I have come to believe that adoption is a beautiful and selfless act. It allows these children who were thankfully given a chance at life by their birth mothers to have a loving family. Every person is born into this world with a purpose, whether it be to accomplish something noticeable or something that seems small. God has a plan for these adopted children, and if they aren't given a chance at life their purpose is lost and our world suffers because of it.

  4. I think adoption is the most appropriate alternative for men and women who are not interested in parenthood (and not just because I directly correlate the adoption of Steve Jobs with the iPhone that brings me endless joy and happiness). I am grateful children, like Steve Jobs, have not been aborted by women who were not ready for motherhood.

    It is generally known that a pregnancy results in a newborn human, and the majority reason for aborting a pregnancy is to eliminate the emotional and physical hassle of rearing a newborn. I think it is important to also remember that a female does not naturally become pregnant without an equally necessary male contribution. I think society makes a good faith effort to educate people about the consequences of how we physically function; most women do not conclude they are pregnant because of the chicken salad they ate last month. While unplanned and very inconvenient pregnancies happen, terminating the living human organism during its prenatal development, should never be a burden that falls solely on women. I understand the difficult challenges that arise when legislating, as laws must include necessary legal exceptions and details to protect the appropriate parties affected by the pregnancy. This is why society has a duty to take time in drafting well-thought out and effective law that protects life during prenatal development. If a pregnancy is the byproduct of male and female consensual coitus, then the future of that zygote should require a decision from both parties who were equally involved in its creation, especially because that zygote is genetically human and in one of its most vulnerable stages. While the zygote’s parents may not always agree, if the state can provide willing families to "adopt the embryo," then abortion will be nothing more than a mere convenience for women who despise the natural operation of their bodies. There are several methods to prevent conception, but abortion is not a medical form of contraception.

    Science has classified the conceived zygote as a living organism, but opposition has attempted to legally distinguish a prenatal human from what constitutes a person with a protectable right to simply live. My problem with that sort of political rhetoric is that it ignores known facts about pregnancy. Prenatal development is just another inherent stage that every human must pass through. People come up with creative reasons why they do not want to bring another life into the world, but if better adoption policies were strongly supported in our society, then there would be less excuses for terminating genetically-classified human organisms in their most vulnerable stage of development.

  5. As previous comments indicate, adoption is a good option for an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy. It may not be feasible to put up for adoption every child slated for abortion, but many children could be saved from abortion through adoption. In cases such as Steve Jobs, the world would have been robbed of a creative genius who, among other things, generated thousands of jobs. Granted, not every child who was to be aborted would have had as measurable of an impact as Steve Jobs, but the impact of the missing, aborted members of U.S. society is considerable.

    One simple example is social security. Social security is structured on the assumption that there will be a large working force to support a small retired population. However, in the last decades, the working force has dwindled compared to the necessary number required to support retired citizens. Much of this problem stems from abortion. Some estimates state that approximately 50 million children have been aborted in the United States in the last 30 years. 50 million people! Many of these people would be productive workers, and many soon would enter the work force. Abortion has deprived the retiring generation from a work force more able to support the ever-increasing number of retirees. Although there are obviously other areas in which abortion has affected U.S. society, social security contribution is a tangible, simple example that is taking its toll on this nation in an obvious way.