When it rained, it really poured baby blessings for Andy and Sarah Justice. After three and a half years of being married and trying to conceive, the couple thought about fertilization specialists. However, the costs involved were quite high and they seriously began to consider adoption. They went to an adoption agency and submitted their profile.
With the adoption agency they chose, either birthparents or the birthmother reviewed various profiles of prospective adoptive parents and choose their adoptive family. Their profile was submitted to be reviewed by the birthparents.
The Justices’ received the good news that they had been selected by a birthmother to be the parents for her baby – or babies, as it turned out. After being matched with their birthmother, the Justices’ bonded with the birthmother and Sarah started to accompany her with her doctor appointments. It was in one of these appointments that the ultrasound showed a wonderful surprise. The birthmother was pregnant with triplets (one boy and two girls).
Andy and Sarah opened their home to babies Joel (the eldest by mere seconds), Hannah and Elizabeth on May 18th of this year. Much to their surprise, the week after the triplets’ birth, they discovered that Sarah was pregnant – with twins! So, on January 2014, the Justice Family will be blessed with 5 adorable children all under age one, with the addition of a girl and a boy.
The couple is over the moon with happiness. As Sarah joyfully puts it, “God has a great sense of humor.” Even as they await their twins, they are enjoying their three adorable children.
How Adoption Agencies Help
Amazing surprises like these are made possible with the help of adoption agencies that match birthparents with the families of their choice. The adoption agencies are instrumental in enabling families seeking to adopt to reach out to women who are dealing with a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. With the assistance of adoption agencies, birth mothers are given a safe and secure refuge that respects the mothers’ privacy and assistance for their pregnancy related needs – medical treatments, day-to-day needs, housing and even the resources to help them move on after the adoption.
Adoption agencies also provide prospective families who opt for an open adoption with the opportunity to “experience” the pregnancy as they bond with the birth mother and provide her with the support she needs during the pregnancy, delivery and recovery.
About A Act of Love Adoptions
A Act of Love Adoptions is an adoption agency that serves the adoption community not just locally but across the United States. The spirit of the mission statement embodies the adoption experience at Act of Love. A Act of Love is an organization that is committed to “serving the children by helping build loving families who share in the joy of living and loving together”. Act of Love supports birthparents by giving them a loving and secure environment and assisting them in choosing the birth and adoption plan. It also provides services for prospective adoptive parents by guiding them through the process of adoption, the home study and through the legal requirements of adoption.