Valerie was in a short relationship with her boyfriend. He became emotionally abusive, and she knew she needed to leave the relationship. She was only 18 years old, and trying to finish high school.
Valerie turned to her family for help. She had distanced herself from them when she started dating her boyfriend. Her family immediately expressed their love and support for Valerie. She was so grateful to have the help she needed to leave the abusive relationship.
Valerie moved back in with her family and was finally feeling like she could move on with her life. Then she found out that she was pregnant. This was a shock and a complete surprise. Valerie was also very concerned that this baby would tie her to the abusive birth father for her entire life. As Valerie talked to her family about what she should do, her grandma suggested that she look into adoption.
Valerie spent a lot of time researching adoption agencies and called and talked to many of them. Then she found Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. They immediately felt different from the rest of the agencies. They answered her call immediately and were able to send her information and adoptive family profiles right away.
Valerie also made a big decision to stay with her grandma until the baby was born. Valerie contacted the birth father so he knew her plans to deliver the baby and work with an adoption agency.
Valerie spent wonderful time with her grandmother. Her grandma looked through the adoptive family profiles with her and they both loved the same family. Valerie started talking to the family on the phone and they had a wonderful connection. Valerie knew that adoption was the right decision for her baby boy.
The time came for Valerie to have her baby. Her grandma was by her side through labor, delivery, meeting the adoptive family, and doing all the legal paperwork for the adoption. It was a bonding experience for the two of them.
Valerie took a little time to recover, and then returned home to finish school. Valerie finished high school and has gone on to college. She continues to stay in contact with the adoptive family, and she also stays in contact with the adoption counselor who has helped her work through the adoption process. Valerie is very grateful for the gift of her beautiful baby boy, and that adoption allowed her to place him with a wonderful adoptive family.