Samantha was 19 years old. She had just recently graduated from high school in Michigan and found herself in an abusive relationship. It took several times trying to break up, but she was finally able to get herself away from her abusive boyfriend. After several months, Samantha realized she was pregnant. She had plans to go to college and move into her own apartment. She knew she could not support a baby.
With the support of her family, and especially her cousin, Samantha decided that placing her baby for adoption would be her best decision. She wanted her baby to have everything she could not provide, and she still wanted to go to college. Samantha called several adoption agencies. She got answering machines, or people who were so business like that Samantha was second guessing her decision. Then Samantha called Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. This phone called was answered totally different than the rest of the agencies she called. Her call was answered right away by a warm and caring person. The staff was genuinely interested in helping Samantha find the best option for her. Samantha knew she found the right agency! She was able to talk through her decision to place her baby with an adoption counselor. The wonderful counselor walked Samantha through her options of parenting her baby or placing her baby for adoption. After this discussion, Samantha KNEW that placing her baby was right!
Samantha filled out her paperwork and selected a wonderful adoptive family. She also chose to go to Utah to stay in the adoption agency housing to have her baby. She took her cousin with her as her support.
Labor and delivery went very well and Samantha was able to place her baby boy into the loving arms of the adoptive family she had chosen. Samantha was so grateful to know that he would be well taken care of and that she could go to college and get her degree. Samantha was so grateful that Act of Love Adoption Agency answered her call and was so kind. She was also so happy with the wonderful on-going counseling she was able to receive.