This great group of women are the best of the best! Their job at Act of Love Adoptions is Birthparent Coordinator, but they become much more to the birthparents that they work with. Not only do they love and help each other, but they do the same for their clients. Act of Love has so many heartwarming comments from birthparents that have placed children for adoption and a great many include their gratitude for their coordinator.
One birthmother recently wrote: “You’ve got the right person working for you when it comes to Jana! But I’m sure you know that….she really, really cares about me. All of you guys have been awesome. When I get back home I will def be the spokesperson for Act of Love if I meet a girl like me that’s pregnant, I’m def gonna speak up about you guys and let her know there’s options, and you guys are great!”
Another birthparent texted, “Hey I wanted to say goodbye one more time. I love you, Jess, and enjoyed you a lot. Thanks for all the support you showed us and love. Hope to continue to talk with you later on in the future. Loveeeeee yooooooouuuuuuu very much :)”
And yet another, “I think that Act of Love Adoption Agency is wonderful and you really looked out for my boyfriend and me! We really appreciated it and Shelly is Awesome! You guys are a great group of people to work with! You made the process very relaxing!”
A birthparent that Leslie worked with said, “There are no words that could sufficiently and accurately describe how I feel for you guys at Act of Love. It is my feeling that we are blessed to have come to know each other. You helped me find a part of my family, and for that, I can never thank you enough.”
Our newest coordinator, Meredith, has shown her love and compassion in numerous ways as she has assisted our birthparents. She has a huge heart and is willing to help whenever called on. Her first birthparent she helped grew to love her immediately and expressed to her caseworker that after speaking with Meredith a huge weight was lifted from her shoulders.
As our coordinators meet, get to know, and serve these wonderful birthparents, they are able to closely connect with them as they move through their journey of adoption. The coordinator is someone a birthparent can count on for a trip to the grocery store, a ride to counseling or the doctor appointment, but also to call and take a walk with or visit the library or local park. It is important for birthparents to feel they have someone they can call on that will answer and understand. And, equally important is the call that says….. “I think I’m in labor!” These calls come around the clock, during the night, weekends & holidays. The coordinators are always willing to drop whatever they are doing and run. They are dependable and so thrilled to be there for the big moment when the baby is welcomed into the world. So many of our birthmothers have mentioned this time and that having their coordinator by their side as they gave birth, was so meaningful and helpful to them.
Having a friend to experience life’s experiences is one of the greatest parts of LIFE. Placing a baby for adoption is a life experience that creates a rainbow of emotion. The coordinators at Act of Love understand the feelings that birthparents will experience and are there for a shoulder to cry on, a hand to wipe away a tear and two arms to give a big hug. When all is said and done, a coordinator is a support to the birthparents regardless of the decisions made in the adoption plan. A coordinator at Act of Love is your friend. Over the past twenty years, our coordinators have made lots of friends!