Savannah’s life was hard. Her two children were living with family members until she could get in a stable place. She had been looking for a job to financially support herself, but had no luck. She was relying on staying with friends, but the situation turned emotionally and physically abusive. At one point, she was sexually assaulted. She tried to put all of the abuse out of her mind, because she was just grateful to have a roof over her head. The situation continued for several months. Savannah realized that she was pregnant. She was devastated that a pregnancy resulted from the abusive situation she was in. She knew it would be difficult emotionally to try to raise this baby, so she started to look into adoption.
Adoption literally became a lifesaver for Savannah. She was able to relocate to the agency housing for the end of her pregnancy, and would have some assistance after the birth and placement of her child to go to the state where her family was living and get back on her feet- away from the abuse.
Savannah traveled to Utah to stay in the housing that A Act of Love Adoption Agency provides for birth parents. She felt complete relief that she was safe, and could focus on choosing an adoptive family for her baby.
Savannah chose a wonderful family, and had a beautiful baby that she placed with them. But, adoption was so much more than placing her child. It provided her a sense of security when she was scared, she felt support and received counseling. But, the most important part of the adoption was that Savannah could feel peace in moving forward with her life, knowing that her child was in the home of a wonderful adoptive family. Savannah was able to move on from her abusive circumstances, and her adoption plan with Act of Love Adoptions is what helped her.
If you know someone in similar circumstances, have them call Act of Love Adoption Agency at 1-800-835-6360 to speak to our wonderful staff!