Jackie was in a place in life where she was really struggling. She had lost her job in Philadelphia several months back, and was in the process of losing her apartment. She had a 2 year old son named Jamon that she could barely care for. It was difficult buying groceries, diapers and finding childcare – just meeting his basic needs. Jackie was not sure how they were going to make it. She didn’t want to end up living in a shelter in Philadelphia with Jamon, so she started to seriously consider what her options might be.
Jackie came across Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah and called them. She was immediately able to talk to an adoption counselor, who helped her so much! Jackie learned about the help that she could receive in making a good decision for Jamon and came to the decision that Jamon needed to be placed with an adoptive family. She wanted to keep in contact with the adoptive family so she could always have the peace of mind that she made the right decision for Jamon.
Jackie started the adoption process. She filled out paperwork and got all of Jamon’s medical records. It was time to start looking at adoptive families for her little boy. She was nervous about this part of the process. However, Jackie started looking at profiles, and immediately knew which family was right for Jamon. She talked to the family on the phone, and decided she was ready to take the next step forward.
Jackie and Jamon met the adoptive family, and began spending time with them. The first day they all met at the office and the next day at a park. The adoption agency helped Jackie to make a slow transition over the following days with Jamon into his new adoptive family. The adoption counselors helped both Jackie and Jamon with the process to help the process go smoothly. Jackie new that the adoption counselors would still be with her as she started her new journey and that they would still be Jamon and his new family as they continued to learn about each other and their love for each other grew.
Jackie signed her legal paperwork for the adoption. She had her adoption counselor and a new plan in place to move forward with her life. Jackie knew she had the support of the adoption agency and the adoptive family, as everyone was on her side. She had the confidence that she was making a good decision.
Jackie continues to write letters to the adoptive family, and receive pictures of Jamon. It was a difficult decision for her to place Jamon, but she knew she gave him a better life. Jackie was able to continue on and finish school and put herself in a stable place. Jackie is very grateful for the miracle of adoption!