Christine and Jacob had been together for several years. They lived in a tiny apartment in Idaho with their cute 2 year old son and were working hard to provide him a stable life. Jacob was having a difficult time finding a job at the very same time that Christine found out that she was very unexpectedly pregnant. Christine and Jacob were so stressed trying to figure out what they should do and how they could possibly care for a baby in their current unstable circumstance.
The couple started talking to their families about the idea of adoption. Christine’s family was extremely supportive of the idea, but Jacob’s family was unsure about the idea. Christine and Jacob started researching adoption agencies and contacted Act of Love Adoption Agency, in Utah. Christine and Jacob’s main request was to quickly have adoptive family profiles to look at. They wanted to choose a family that they could connect with and get to know in the few short months before their baby was due. Act of Love helped Christine and Jacob get the necessary adoption agency paperwork done, and provided them with profiles. Christine looked at the profiles, then Jacob looked at the profiles and Christine shared the profiles with her family. As they got together to talk about which family should be chosen, they realized they have all chosen the same family: Mark and Eve. The process of selecting an adoptive family confirmed to Christine and Jacob that placing this baby was difficult, but the right decision.
The adoption agency staff helped Christine and Jacob connect with Mark and Eve on the phone and Christine and Jacob were able to tell them they had selected them to adopt and raise their baby. Mark and Eve had waited so long for a phone call like this. They were emotional and so full of joy! Their reaction was so sweet for Christine and Jacob to listen to. Christine and Jacob continued to have many phone calls with Mark and Eve. They had a great connection and felt like family.
Christine unexpectedly went into labor two weeks early. Mark and Eve quickly reached the hospital and joined Christine and Jacob. Christine also requested that her caseworker and social worker from Act of Love Adoption Agency be at the hospital to her to help her with her adoption plan.
Christine and Jacob were surrounded by so many people who loved them as they signed their legal paperwork and placed their baby boy into the arms of Mark and Eve. Jacob also placed his cross necklace, his prized possession, his only possession of value, with this sweet baby boy as a token of his love.