Stephanie was a 19 year old living in Michigan. She had recently graduated from high school and had big plans to go to college. She had a good job and was planning to move into an apartment with her cousin, who she was very close to. Stephanie had a lot going for her. She started dating a guy who was absolutely wonderful at first. As their relationship progressed, he started becoming physically and emotionally abusive. Stephanie knew it wasn’t a good situation and broke up with him.
Shortly after breaking up, Stephanie found out she was pregnant. She was devastated for two reasons. First, she didn’t want to be connected to the abusive birth father for her whole life, and second, she knew it would change her plans to go to college.
Stephanie did some soul searching, turned to God for help, and did a lot of talking with her family. Stephanie decided that placing her baby for adoption would be the best choice. She wanted to give this baby every opportunity in life, and still be able to finish her college degree. After making some calls to adoption agencies, Stephanie came across Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. She started working with a wonderful adoption counselor and caseworker, and decided it would be in her best interest to deliver her baby in Utah.
Stephanie chose to have her cousin come to Utah with her as her support person. However, Stephanie was very surprised at how close she became to her coordinator from the agency. Her coordinator took her to the doctor, to her counseling appointments, grocery shopping, on outings, etc. Stephanie had her coordinator be there for delivery as well.
If you find yourself contemplating how to handle and unexpected pregnancy, call A Act of Love Adoption Agency at 1-800-835-6360 to talk with someone. We have great adoption counselors, and many people that will help you and support you in your adoption plan.