My name is Daria, I am 37 years old, and the proud mom of two children through adoption, Christian age 6 and James Dean, 5 months.
My journey to become a mother began ten years ago. After a year of “trying” and not being able to get pregnant, we looked to infertility testing and treatments to create our family. From clomid to inseminations and eventually IVF years passed and nothing worked. My last IVF cycle resulted in an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured my fallopian tube at 5 weeks pregnant and I almost died.
It was at this point that we started thinking about adopting a child, and I admit, at first, I was skeptical. I remember worrying if I’d bond with the baby we’d be placed with, how much money it would cost, if the birth mom would change her mind, and how long it would take to have a beautiful, healthy bundle of joy in our home. We consulted with an adoptive attorney who highly recommended A Act of Love Adoptions. She said the agency prided itself on placing families with babies normally within 12 months and did a phenomenal job of counseling birth moms and adoptive families so the right “match” was made.
It is almost 7 years since we first contacted A Act of Love Adoptions and I can say with all of my heart that this agency was God sent. Our experiences with the agency’s owner, Kathy Kunkle, and all of her staff was so positive, reassuring and smooth every step of the way in both of our children’s adoptions. I’ll never forget how Kathy came to the hospital to hold our son Christian, or how she bounced into James’ birth mom’s hospital room at 11 p.m. the night she was delivering James, just so she could hang out with us and make sure everyone was feeling great about the delivery plan. Her commitment to place healthy babies in loving homes comes from the heart, and she prides herself on knowing most of her families on a first name basis. A Act of Love Adoption’s social workers treated us with respect, patience, kindness and love. They were completely professional, yet warm, and were there to answer any questions we had along the way. Our social worker for James’ delivery actually stayed the entire time in our birth mom’s delivery room and held her hand as she brought James into this world.
I can’t thank Kathy Kunkle and her staff enough for the family they’ve helped to create. It is only by uniting us with two incredible birth moms that I have experienced, first hand, the joy and honor of becoming a mother. I’ve learned throughout this process that it matters not that our children are of our blood or look like us, but that they are of our heart. God knew what he was doing when he made me infertile, because he gave me the gift of becoming an adoptive mother to two boys who have brought more joy to my life than they’ll ever know.
I strongly encourage you to consider A Act of Love Adoptions to help you create, or add to your family, or if you’re a birth mom, to help guide you as you place your child in the loving home of people whose dream is to become parents. God bless you in your journey.
Act of Love has been amazing. They walked us through the whole process and really made us feel comfortable about adopting. These people don't just work there, they have adopted children themselves and can answer even the most obscure questions. If we ever choose to adopt again we will be back.
This agency's staff is always helpful, kind, understanding and compassionate. Never have we worked with such a lovely group of people who love what they do!! You guys are the Best agency out there!
We adopted our little guy Chase from Act of Love and it was the best experience possible, it was extremely fast too. They called up one day and said they had a situation and asked if we were interested; about a month and a half later we were holding a newborn from Atlanta. He is 10 months old now and we just adore him. I highly recommend this agency to anyone.
After talking to several agencies, I chose A Act of Love because they answered all my questions, provided references and as a single adoptive mom, were always supportive and never made me feel that I couldn't be successful in adoption. I also liked the support they provide to birthmothers. Throughout the process they helped with all my questions and concerns and were available anytime I needed to talk. I have recommended this agency to others and would chose them again if I decide to adopt a second child. They really make you feel like part of their family during this journey.
The staff worked together so well and made us feel comfortable and we know how hard they were working for us! They went above and beyond helping us through the process as an adoptive couple. The adoption happened very quickly and they took the time to follow-up with us. A Rating!!!
Great, they were great with our birthmoms. They seemed to support them in anyway they needed. Sometimes birthmoms were not honest with information, but AAOL gave us what information they had. Felt rushed on some things but overall very supported. They helped us get through all the paperwork and made sure things were done properly.
We really liked the customer service! The staff was very kind, courteous, and receptive to our needs.
I wanted to thank you and the team for being amazingly friendly, supportive, and understanding. You really were our cheerleaders and our biggest advocates. We had an experience with another agency in our local area that was really disheartening and you all pulled us back up and got us excited about the prospect of adoption again with your everyday smiles and thoughtfulness. We never had the opportunity to meet most of you, but I feel like I know you all! We have become walking advertisements for Act of Love and we continue to recommend you whenever we have the opportunity to do so! We just can't say enough about you and we can't thank you enough. Adopting our baby girl was one of the best things we ever did. Thank you Act of Love!
We most liked the services of the support of our birth mother and the support during placement.