Carey and James had both been in and out of drugs, and that meant they had been in and out of jail as well. The state of California was going to take away their 2 year old son. They knew they didn’t want him raised in foster care, so they quickly discussed their options. Adoption was at the very top of the list.
Carey and James started doing some research online and found Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. They made the phone call and immediately started talking with a counselor. Carey and James asked to have the paperwork faxed so they could move the process along quicker.
Carey and James finished the paperwork and were then emailed some adoptive family profiles. There were 2 families that really stuck out, so they chose to talk to both families on the phone. After the phone calls, Carey and James knew which family was right for their son.
Arrangements were made for the agency staff, attorney and adoptive family to meet Carey and James and their son, Jonathan. After some time was spent together, Carey and James knew they were making the right decision. They spent more time transitioning Jonathon to the care of the adoptive family. A visit was made to the doctor to update vaccinations. Then it was time to meet with the attorney to do all the legal paperwork.
Carey and James were very emotional, but they knew they were making the best decision for Jonathon. The adoptive family promised to send pictures and letters and stay in contact.
Adoption was a blessing to Carey and James. They both ended up in rehab and are starting to get back on track. They continue to receive pictures and letters of Jonathon, who is thriving with his loving adoptive family!