"Obviously, she followed through, as you can see," he said, referencing a picture of his extended family which is 62 persons strong through three generations.
"Adoption isn't just something that transforms the child. It transforms the family, it transforms the community, and sometimes, it even transforms the world," he said.
"My family gave me love, and God gave me purpose," he said. "My life has purpose…my children's lives have purpose."
A panel following Bomberger's speech echoed the theme of "the power of one."
Dr. Jeff Pauls of the Vitae Foundation, which conducts "right-brain research" of pregnancy centers and Planned Parenthood for the pro-life cause, said that according to research, "the vast majority of women who have chosen abortion would not have done so if just one person would have supported them."
"You be the one," he told the audience. "If you have somebody that comes up to you, tell them 'you can do this, and I will help,'" and then "follow that up" through action.
Amy Ford, founder of the group "Embrace Grace" which helps churches minister to and help young mothers who experience unplanned pregnancies, recalled the story of one mother whose life changed after just one encounter with a stranger.
The young girl, who was unmarried and pregnant, had been told by her father that she would "be a horrible mother" and should have an abortion or give the baby up for adoption. However, in an answer to prayer, she met a complete stranger who directed her to others who could help her.
Ford recalled the girl's words: "My dad said that he thought I would be a horrible mom, but that guy at the UPS store said he thought I would be a good mom."
Just one person changed her life, Ford said. "We have to be the light of the world," she said, "and we have to be that to every person that we meet."