Act of Love is excited that seven of its adoptive parents have been placed in the last eight days! It’s been a busy week at Act of Love Adoptions and we are thrilled for the seven families that have welcomed a baby into their home!
We have been working around the clock to ensure that both birthparents and adoptive parents have had their needs met! For several of these adoptions, the matching process and anticipation of the birth have been ongoing for several weeks and months. However, for one in particular, it was 48 hours.
At Act of Love, we can help birthparents with an adoption plan if they call us when they are twelve weeks along or if they are 40 weeks pregnant. Just this week, a sweet birthmother called our agency stating that she needed to make an adoption plan and was due in six days. Our caseworkers sped into action that evening and paperwork was on its way to her. Early the next morning the baby was born! The baby being born did not deter the agency or the birthmother. Everyone was willing to do the work needed to make an adoption placement happen.
Because of the Native American heritage of the birthmother, there was extra work that needed to be accomplished so that ICWA rules were followed. With the help of the birthmother, the proper authorities were notified and written approval was given within hours. This is generally a lengthy process which sometimes can take months. The adoption attorney in her state was willing and able to be available to provide his services. The hospital and social worker were very adoption friendly and supportive to the birthmother. About thirty six hours after birth, the birthmother had nine profiles in her hands from which to select an adoptive family.
She selected the adoptive parents for her baby and the next morning they were at the hospital to meet her and their new baby. She was so thrilled because she did not want to discharge from the hospital without meeting the adoptive parents and having her sweet baby in their arms.
Act of Love staff is committed to its adoptive parents and birthparents. Adoption is a big part of many who are employed at the agency. Therefore, it’s not just a job, its real life. Many agency workers would not have families if it weren’t for adoption, and adoption has touched each one of them in a very personal way.
We have many more birthparents and adoptive parents that we are pleased to be working with. It is our goal to place each beautiful baby in a loving home with one of our waiting families. As we work hard to serve you, please know that you are constantly in our thoughts and we will do whatever it takes to make the best placement possible.
One birthmother, who placed her baby last week said, “I will certainly tell other women in my circumstances back home about this agency. You made me feel like family, and took such good care of me. I will never forget you all.”
Thanks to all of our clients. We look forward to many more placements in the very near future!