A Act of Love Adoption Agency is a licensed, full service adoption agency. Act of Love provides complete services for birthparents and adoptive parents. This means the agency can assist both sides from the beginning of the adoption process to the the point of finalization of the child with the adoptive family. The agency has licensed social workers who provide home studies for adoptive parents and counseling for birthparents. In addition, it provides case workers on both sides to see that everything is submitted properly and services are being provided.
A Act of Love is available around the clock and every calendar day of the year, particularly for birthparents that are in labor, has recently had the baby and/or is in need of urgent counseling. Many birthparents have called A Act of Love Adoption Agency for the first time following the birth of their child. Act of Love welcomes these calls and assures birthparents that after childbirth, it is not too late to make that call! Some believe that once the baby is born, and/ or released from the hospital, that Safe Haven locations are the only option open to them. This is not the case! Although every state has enacted safe haven laws for the protection of at-risk infants, calling an adoption agency is usually a better route to take. Agencies, such as A Act of Love, will take your call whether it’s in the middle of the night or on Christmas morning. The staff will work immediately to assess your needs and that of your child. When the adoption agency receives a call from a birthparent wanting to place immediately, the staff will work until the adoption is completed, sometimes straight through in a 24 or 48 hour time period.
Some see a safe haven drop-off as a way to solve an immediate emergency situation. A Act of Love can respond just as quickly. This adoption agency has legal resources in many states and can be there for you immediately. The difference between an adoption plan with an agency and a safe haven drop-off location is that with the adoption agency, birthparents can choose the family that the baby will adopted by. With an agency, birthparents can choose an open adoption if they desire. They can meet the adoptive parent(s). They can receive immediate and on-going counseling. They will be treated with respect and kindness, regardless of their situation. All adoptions with A Act of Love are confidential. The agency also has staff members which are transitional care approved who can care for the baby until the child is legally relinquished.
If you find yourself in a position in which you are unprepared to care for your newborn, or feel that your baby’s safety or care is being compromised, call A Act of Love anytime of the day or night and they can help. Their toll free number is 1 800 835-6360. You will find that A Act of Love Adoption Agency is a caring group and will help meet the needs of you and your baby in a non-judgmental and loving way. Act of Love is a member of the National Council for Adoption and the Utah Adoption Council. Act of Love has been in business for nearly twenty years. For reviews on this agency, see www.myadoptionagencies.com and search for A Act of Love Adoptions under the state of Utah.