Christie had not had an easy life. As a young girl, she had been bounced from relative to relative, finally being adopted by her aunt. Her aunt was able to give her some stability in her life. As Christie became an adult, she had more challenges. She had a darling little boy, and a few years after that, she found herself in a very abusive relationship. She was finally able to get a restraining order to protect herself and moved to Las Vegas to get a fresh start. Not too long after moving, Christie found out she was pregnant. She knew she was not in a position to take care of another child, so she turned to her family for support. Christie had a great older sister, who was more like a second mom. She suggested that Christie look into adoption.
At first, Christie was completely against adoption. She loved her son so much that she couldn’t imagine placing her new baby with a different family. After some time passed, Christie decided to at least look into adoption. She contacted A Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. Christie was so surprised at how kindly she was treated just over the phone. Her mindset on adoption immediately started to change.
Christie received her adoption packet in the mail and felt like she had received mail from a friend. She decided that she wanted to move forward with selecting an adoptive family for her unborn daughter. During this time, Christie was able to connect with an adoption counselor through A Act of Love. She helped Christie look at all her options, then plan and prepare for adoption.
Christie was able to choose a wonderful adoptive family that she felt connected to. Her family and the agency were there to support her through delivery and placement. After placement, Christie chose to make a big move across the country to live with her sister. Christie is now in school, working and doing wonderful. She is so grateful for the support of her family and the agency. She is even happier that she chose a wonderful adoptive family for her baby girl.