Andi and Dan had been married for 2 years. They were both trying to finish their GED’s so they could move on to college. Because of the situation with their education, jobs were really difficult to come by. Both Andi and Dan had dropped out of school when Andi became pregnant with their son. They knew they wanted to raise him as a family, and had no child care.
Andi and Dan both worked odd jobs and relied on assistance from the state of Michigan, where they lived. They were barely making it, and some months they were not able to even put enough food on the table. Their families were in similar situations, so they had no help financially.
At this time, Andi found out she was pregnant again. Both Andi and Dan were shocked and upset. They could barely take care of themselves and their son. How would they take care of a new baby?
Andi and Dan started to consider their options, even looking into abortion. Dan was okay with the idea of abortion, but Andi refused to have an abortion. She knew it would bother her the rest of her life. So, together they started looking into adoption.
Andi and Dan found Act of Love Adoption Agency in Utah. It felt like a huge weight had been lifted off their shoulders! The agency immediately sent paperwork and profiles. Andi and Dan sent in the information, and then began speaking with an adoption counselor where they made a plan for the rest of the pregnancy. Andi and Dan could not pay their rent, and decided it would be best to go to the agency in Utah to deliver.
Andi and Dan made it to Utah and selected a wonderful adoptive family that they were able to spend time with and bond with. They knew they were making the right decision for their unborn daughter.
Andi went into labor 2 weeks early. She asked the adoptive mom to be in the delivery room with her. That was a special bonding experience. They all spent time together and became an extended family.
Andi and Dan signed the legal paperwork and placed their baby into the arms of the adoptive family. Even though it was very difficult for Andi and Dan, they knew this baby would have a very good life and never have to struggle for her basic needs. Andi and Dan also used the adoption to motivate them to finish their GED’s. Andi was able to work while Dan went to a trade school. They slowly started getting their family to a very good place. Andi and Dan are still very grateful for the miracle of adoption, and that they were able to give their baby more.