To watch a sweet, tender adoption take place is a privilege. This beautiful story happened during an adoption with A Act of Love Adoption Agency, in Utah. What made this adoption so sweet and tender? Well first of all, the love and respect that the birthparents had for one another was a special treat to witness. Throughout a difficult pregnancy, the birthfather lovingly and patiently took care of his girlfriend. Because of pre-eclampsia, the birthmother was suffering from extremely high blood pressure and had to be monitored both in and out of the hospital. She spent several weeks in the hospital, (which she did not enjoy) and he was right by her side, offering words of love and encouragement. Through it all, the birthfather attended to her needs and helped buoy her spirits. He always looked for the positive and would say repeatedly, we are so blessed. Through several weeks of the birthmother’s bed-rest and need for constant blood pressure readings, the birthfather kept his attitude positive and his care unwavering. He would even check in between his weight lifting sets while he took a break to work out for a few minutes.
Finally, the baby reached 35 weeks gestation and the doctor felt it necessary to deliver the baby. Because of her severely high blood pressure, the mother was at risk of having a stroke. Because she loved her baby so dearly, she did everything that the doctor required and stayed in bed without standing, only to use the restroom. She faithfully went to the doctor’s office daily to have her blood pressure taken and non-stress tests done on the baby. She was given steroid shots to help the baby’s lungs develop. Upon delivery, the baby was born healthy and at a very good weight. The baby did not need to be in the NICU and was breathing just fine on his own. It was a miracle of love!
Equally as wonderful was the adoptive couple. These loving adoptive parents treated the birthparents with the utmost respect and gratitude. They all got along so beautifully and it was evident that these four people loved each other as they loved the baby. The hospital photographer snapped photo after photo of the “two moms” and the baby and the parents all together with the baby. The feeling in the room was peaceful and loving. They all talked about their hopes and dreams for this little boy as he grew. Having agreed upon an open adoption, they talked about a time when they would all be together for a visit in the near future. They also talked about how grateful they were for each other.
The birthparents hearts are heavy, but that are filled with gratitude for the adoptive parents. They love their baby and they know that placing him for adoption was the right thing to do at this time. They are filled with anticipation as they think about the future and know that they will see him again. They are looking forward to the first letter and pictures that will accompany it. They have some healing to do and know they will be able to because of the good hands they have placed him in. Watching this adoption process unfold has truly showed everyone around that the placement of a child is truly an act of love!