When Hannah left home for the first time to go away to college, her family did not anticipate that she would come home at Christmas break pregnant. This shook the entire family. They never expected something like this to happen to their family. Hannah had younger siblings and they were confused by the situation as well.
Hannah had a wonderful family friend that referred her to Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. Hannah immediately connected with the wonderful adoption counselor there. Hannah’s parents met with the counselor as well. The counselor helped the whole family understand the process of adoption, as well as prepare for and work through emotions as they came up.
One very important part of the counseling process in adoption is preparation for relinquishment and leaving the hospital. Hannah and her parents were so impressed at the time their counselor took to review all the paperwork that would be signed, as well as helped prepare them for the emotions that would come with signing relinquishment.
Hannah was still emotional when it came time to sign relinquishment paperwork, but she was well prepared for the situation. Also, Act of Love Adoption Agency offers follow up counseling for birth parents. This has been a very useful service for Hannah.
Great counseling services are an important part of the adoption process. Hannah and especially her parents were pleased to find an agency that take the emotional and mental health of birth parents seriously. They have been so happy with the counseling Hannah has received to help her through her adoption experience.