17 year old Kristy found out she was pregnant. She didn’t tell anyone about the pregnancy until she thought she was about 2 weeks away from having her baby. At that time, she knew she needed help. She lived with her dad and she knew he would be angry that she was pregnant, and she didn’t have a relationship with her mother. She lived in a country town in Kansas and didn’t want the whole town to find out. She finally confided in her best friend, who was shocked about the pregnancy. Kristy and her friend decided to start looking into adoption agencies. Kristy started emailing a supervisor at Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. They established a great relationship, and Kristy realized she found the help she was looking for. She also picked a wonderful adoptive family.
At this time, she also started having some cramping and pains. Act of Love encouraged her to get to a doctor or clinic. Kristy went to a clinic outside her area, and they told her she had preeclampsia and was in the beginning stages of labor and needed to be hospitalized. Kristy was scared and didn’t want to be alone. Her friend stayed at her side in the hospital, until the adoption agency staff members and the attorney were able to be with Kristy.
Kristy felt that the adoption agency staff and attorney were like family members. They were her absolute support through a natural labor, which eventually led to a C-section delivery. The adoptive family made it to the hospital just before the C-section, and everyone was surprised by the sweet baby boy that was born.
Kristy felt more support from the staff at Act of Love Adoptions than she had from her family. She felt loved, cared for and secure and knew that adoption would put her baby in a loving home.