Two years ago, Tina found herself in a difficult circumstance. She had 2 small children and a longtime boyfriend. They had both been laid off of their jobs within the last several months. Bills were piling up in their Pennsylvania apartment. Tina had no idea how they would make it. She considered moving back with her family in Arizona, but felt it was not a good decision for her. She and her boyfriend, Zach, decided they needed to look at giving their unborn baby more in life than they could provide right now. They made the unselfish decision to look into adoption.
It was not an easy phone call for Tina to make, but she reached Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah and was immediately comforted in her decision to place her baby for adoption. Tina and Zach chose a wonderful adoptive family and felt an instant bond with them.
Tina and Zach decided that it would be best for them to meet the adoptive family they chose from Utah and start to get to know them. Their experience in Utah was so wonderful! They had a great coordinator that took them grocery shopping, to the doctor, to counseling appointments, and to meet with the adoptive family. They received great counseling from the adoption agency that would help them even after they placed their baby for adoption.
Very early one morning, Tina’s water broke. They went to call their coordinator to take them to the hospital, but Tina knew they weren’t going to make it! They called 911 and paramedics rushed to the apartment and loaded Tina into the ambulance. Tina delivered a healthy baby girl on the way to the hospital!
Everything went smoothly with the adoption. Tina and Zach felt some sadness as they placed their baby girl in the open arms of the loving adoptive family. Tina and Zach knew they had made the right decision. Now, they continue to stay in contact with the adoptive family, and love to see their little girl grow through pictures and letters they receive from the adoption agency. They have both been able to receive further education and have great jobs. Making the decision to place their baby for adoption was a difficult one, but through the continued counseling that they have received from Act of Love; they have the comfort and confidence that they made a great decision for all of them.