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Ohio Choose Life Inc. Announces Today They Have Raised Over $100,000 for the Cause of Life and Adoption

Contact: Beth Sidel, President, Ohio Choose Life Inc., 330-466-5393


WOOSTER, Ohio, Dec, 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ohio Choose Life Inc. announces today they have raised over $100,000.00 for the cause of life and adoption with the Choose Life license plate funds generated by more than 5,000 Ohio drivers switching to this specialty license plate. Ohio's Choose Life plate has been available since May of 2005.


Ohio's Choose Life plate effort exists today because of the vision and volunteer efforts of many Ohio citizens concerned about life and adoption.


Our purpose is to encourage Ohio motorists to switch to the Ohio Choose Life license plate. The proceeds are used to encourage adoption as a positive choice for women with unplanned pregnancies. Ohio is the 12th of 17 states to have their own Choose Life license plate and nationally it has generated over $8,000,000.00. For information on the Choose Life plate in other states please visit the Choose Life National website.  www.choose-life.org


Today, there are 1.5 million loving couples who want to share that love with a child. They want to adopt a baby, but there are very few available. Many women with unplanned pregnancies are choosing to offer a gift of life and love through adoption, to families who have not been able to conceive a son or daughter of their own. This loving, but difficult choice can be very expensive.


Funds generated by Ohio's Choose Life specialty license plate assist women with the expenses of a full term pregnancy--such as medical bills, temporary housing, transportation, utility bills, food, maternity clothing, and similar expenses for the child, until placed with an adoptive family if they choose an adoption option for their child.


Each county receives the money generated within their county by the Choose Life specialty license plate. The Ohio Department of health distributes the funds once annually to qualify agencies. See the bill on www.ohchoose-life.org legislative page.


Each plate costs an additional $30. Ohio BMV retains $10 for processing and $20 goes to the qualified agencies in an annual distribution. The $20 is tax deductible. Qualified agencies are non-profit life affirming agencies such as pregnancy care centers, adoption agencies and maternity homes.