A young, unmarried couple in Hawaii found themselves in a pregnancy situation that they were unprepared to take on. Because of their young ages, (one still in high school and the other attending the first year of college) they were afraid to tell anyone of the pregnancy or seek help. As the pregnancy neared the last trimester, they knew they needed to do something so they began to explore the possibility of adoption. After telling their families, they struggled for quite some time with the emotions of various family members, who felt it best that they parent the baby. After thinking and talking and researching for a number of weeks, they felt adoption was the best solution to the situation they were in. Both the birthmother and birthfather agreed that adoption was the right idea. They were committed to each other and to making the best choice for their baby. They began calling adoption agencies to receive information on how adoption worked. In calling various adoption agencies across the country, they placed a call to A Act of Love Adoptions. There they found the information they needed and felt comfortable with A Act of Love staff.
The baby was born several weeks early and needed to be in the NICU until his actual due date. Together, the birthmother and birthfather had selected an adoptive couple from a western state and that couple, upon being selected, immediately flew to Hawaii to be with the baby and sign the necessary paperwork for adoption. After a great meeting with the adoptive couple, the birthmother and birthfather both signed relinquishment paperwork, knowing their baby was going to have a great life.
As the adoptive parents spent time at the hospital with the baby, the birthparents expressed their love for this couple and their relief that their child was being given the love and attention he so desperately needed. Without transportation, the birthparents could not have spent this kind of time with him. In addition, they were both attending school and one needed to be in class in order to graduate. Both the birthmother and birth father truly felt that they had made the right choice in choosing adoption. They were very glad they talked with A Act of Love Adoptions to come up with the perfect adoptive family and the right adoption plan for them.