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Wrapping Up the Month of Love

February is the month of the heart. One might be talking about the beating of the heart or love from the heart; it happens in February and happens at Act of Love Adoption Agency. Whether it is a morning talk show host interviewing Leonardo DiCaprio about the Oscars and the love in his life or a medical doctor talking about keeping your heart healthy – love is in the air.

Act of Love Adoption Agency is a charitable 501 (c) (3) non-profit adoption agency offering full-services to birth parents and adoptive parents. Being well-known in the adoption community as a strong leader in the adoption industry, Act of Love serves hundreds of clients each year. Act of Love partners with many attorneys who are fellows of the American Academy Adoption Attorneys, as well as agencies and other adoption professionals, to bring children and families together. The special treatment of birth parents and shorter waiting times for infant adoptions are among the top reasons clients choose Act of Love.

CEO, Kathleen Kunkel founded the agency on strong principles, integrity and the belief that everyone involved in the adoption triad deserves to be treated with dignity and given the respect to make choices for themselves.

Among other accomplishments, Ms. Kunkel is a survivor of Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy, a type of heart failure. Six years later at 61, with normal life expectancy, she is living proof that with will and determination even heart failure can be conquered. She lives each day to the fullest and believes in the goodwill and charity she shows children, birth parents and adoptive families. The love and compassion that Kathy embodies, as well as the wonderful staff at Act of Love, is evident each day in the adoption work that happens at Act of Love. As a grateful adoptive mom, D.D. wrote:

Absolutely every loving and caring person at A Act of Love is God sent. The second I walked in to their offices in Utah, I knew these were the angels who would help me find my sweet little baby girl. They were patient and helpful throughout the initial processes, and were family by the time my daughter was born. They cared as much for me as they did the beautiful birth mother, who I was able to spend an entire week, while waiting for the birth. I am so very grateful for that time we spent together. There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for each and every one of the people at AAOL, and thankful for their love, support and guidance.

Adoption is truly an Act of Love. Act of love celebrates the brave decision that birth parents make to find the best possible home for their child. It is the love birth parents have for their child that brings this child to adoptive families that are longing to love this child. This beautiful child has the love of two families! The staff at Act of Love has the opportunity each day to see the beauty and love of adoption.

Because Act of Love is a charitable 501 (c) (3) non-profit adoption agency, your gift of a contribution toward adoption is tax-deductible and brings a little more love to your heart. Make February a great month by giving of your heart and taking special care to keep your heart healthy.

Getting Your Olympic Gold

As I watched the Olympics and the dreams and memories that are being made, I knew I could relate to the feelings the Olympians might be feeling. Having been an athlete, I understand the dedication, determination and the thrill of being the best.

However, winning cannot compare to the thrill and wonderment of becoming a parent. At first sight, both of my children had my heart forever. The pure love that a parent feels at the moment they realize that this perfect little being is their child is forever burned into memory and heart.

Act of Love Adoption Agency works hard each day to create pure love. Each staff member at Act of Love shows true dedication and determination to work toward the best interest of every child. Finding a permanent, loving home for each beautiful child drives the daily work.

“I have done many amazing and exciting things in my life, accomplished great feats and lived life to the fullest. I never thought anything could feel as amazing as the achievements in my life. The first sight of my beautiful son and daughter was indescribable and beyond definition. The love and joy that my children have brought to my life cannot even compare!! Thank you Act of Love for truly bringing the most wonderful and amazing part of my life to me – you all are the most caring, giving and professional staff. I got my “Olympic Gold – twice”!” Mom/Athlete

Adoptive Dad Shares

“Best day of my life!” When those amazing eyes opened and looked at me, my heart melted and was his forever. Growing up, I could never have imagined the pure joy that I would have felt holding my son as he spent his first few minutes of his life in my arms.

Marrying my wife was an incredible day and she continues each day to love and honor our union and now with our little boy I feel complete. I knew after meeting his birth mother that he was growing in my heart and I hoped and prayed that when I held him it would feel right. The feeling was beyond words. I know that words could not give the AWESOME feeling any justice. I nearly had to pinch myself to make sure this was real!

When we met his birth mom and she told us that she had chosen us to adopt her baby, it was such a surreal feeling. I knew what I was hearing and we had longed for a baby, but I also knew that adoption is a long process and I wanted to protect my family from any hurt. It was a matter now of “being all in”. The adoption agency had told us we would know when it felt right and it would be important to “stay steady on the course”.

Our birth mother is a remarkable woman!! She chose life for this precious baby boy and she made the ultimate sacrifice for her son and then chose adoption to give him the best life ever. “Yes – I will honor and love her each day and ALWAYS tell my son how much she loved and cherished him… More than herself, more than anything! Thank you Act of Love Adoption Agency for bringing us together in this beautiful adoption.” Forever Grateful Adoptive Dad

Hope Is Beautiful

Act of Love brings new hope everyday to many people. The staff at Act of Love wants each person we come in contact with to know that each day brings new hope.

If you are looking for adoption services or are already part of the Act of Love family, we want you to know that we are here for you. Sometimes it is the smallest Act of Love or Kindness that can bring peace to your heart.

We are here to believe in you and encourage you as you make life lasting decisions. The counselors and staff at Act of Love have many years of professional experience and can offer advice and information. We truly care about your needs and want to support you in your needs and with your adoption journey.

You can trust in our 20+ years of adoption services that we have been providing and that the agency staff is ready and willing to help meet your needs.

Sharing in the Love & Joy

Very proud, happy family sent Act of Love and birth mom a photo of their darling 1 month old baby boy! This precious baby boy was placed with his family a month ago. As described by the birth mom and adoptive mom, it was a beautiful match!! They were able to spend time together with their families, take pictures and share with each other their hopes and dreams for this beautiful baby boy.

For the birth mom, it means that she is now able to finish her schooling and move forward with her life. She is grieving, but she also knows that her little boy is in a family that loves him more than words can express. He will be given many opportunities to grow and be loved and he will ALWAYS know how much his birth mom and birth family loved him. As she moves forward with her life, she has the support of her beautiful sisters, her counselor and friends from Act of Love and a peace in her heart knowing she made the very best choice for her baby at this time in her life.

This sweet baby boy and his adoptive family are bonding and sharing in an amazing love. The adoptive family knows without a doubt that this little boy was meant to be in their family! They share the love and joy that this birth mom and her family have for this baby boy and the bond they will have FOREVER.

African American Baby Girl – Due in March- Matched

Birth parents C&L have contacted Act of Love to assist them in finding an adoptive family for their African American baby girl that is due around the end of March. C&L would like an adoptive family that is willing to meet prior to birth and at the time of birth. They would like exchange pictures and letters through email following placement.

She reports that she is healthy and free from any major medical illness or injuries. She is currently receiving medical care and is taking prenatal vitamins. L reports that there has not been any drugs, alcohol or tobacco used during her pregnancy.

If you are a home study approved adoptive couple that meets the requirements above and interested in being considered for this Act of Love Outreach situation, please contact Act of Love Adoptions at outreach@aactofloveadoptions.com to receive further information regarding the Outreach approval process. Only approved Act of Love Outreach adoptive families can receive further information and details available for this situation. The Application for Services in the Outreach Program does NOT require a fee until match.

Adoptive family will need to be prepared to complete an Application for Services, provide an original signed notarized copy of the home study along with supporting documentation and meet other agency requirements to become approved for Outreach situations. The Application for Services in the Outreach Program does NOT require agency fees until you are matched. For more information on the Outreach Program, contact Act of Love Adoption Agency at outreach@aactofloveadoptions.com.

African American Baby Boy – Due in March – Matched

Birth mom, J has contacted Act of Love to assist her in finding an adoptive family for her African American baby boy that is due around the end of March. J is looking for an adoptive family that is willing to exchange pictures and letters through the agency following placement.

She reports that she is healthy and free from any major medical illness or injuries. She reports she began prenatal care in July and is taking prenatal vitamins. J reports that there has not been any drugs, alcohol or tobacco used during her pregnancy.

If you are a home study approved adoptive couple that meets the requirements above and interested in being considered for this Act of Love Outreach situation, please contact Act of Love Adoptions at outreach@aactofloveadoptions.com to receive further information regarding the Outreach approval process. Only approved Act of Love Outreach adoptive families can receive further information and details available for this situation. The Application for Services in the Outreach Program does NOT require a fee until match.

Adoptive family will need to be prepared to complete an Application for Services, provide an original signed notarized copy of the home study along with supporting documentation and meet other agency requirements to become approved for Outreach situations. The Application for Services in the Outreach Program does NOT require agency fees until you are matched. For more information on the Outreach Program, contact Act of Love Adoption Agency at outreach@aactofloveadoptions.com.

Adoption Services in Jail

Can I receive adoption services and place my baby for adoption if I am incarcerated?

The answer is yes. Many women choose to place their baby for adoption that are serving time in jail or prison. Women that are pregnant and are incarcerated can contact Act of Love Adoptions to receive adoption services.

The social work team at Act of Love helps women to make an adoption plan that will work for their situation. Time can be scheduled for a social worker to meet with the birth mom in jail or prison to provide support and allow woman to make an adoption plan.

The adoption plan can include being able to choose the type of post-adoption contact desired in the future. Many times pictures and letters are sent to the agency to be held until the birth mom is able to receive the correspondence. Adoptive families commit to having a visit, phone call or Skype with the birth mom when she is able to have contact. Some choose to set-up a private email for pictures and letters to be exchanged. Other birth parents have their immediate family meet with the adoptive family and begin to build a relationship.

Many women are able to select the adoptive family that they would like to place their child with. They are able to view birth parent profiles that include pictures and letters from the adoptive family. The social worker will be able to relay information from the birth mom to the adoptive family.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and wish to receive adoption services, contact Act of Love Adoptions. You call the toll-free number that is staffed with a warm and caring staff member 24 hours/7day week, including Holidays or email at actofloveadoptions@yahoo.com or adopt@aactofloveadoptions.com. The website will provide a great deal of information and loving adoptive family profiles waiting to adopt. Our trusting social work staff and team is ready to help you and provide you with choices for your baby. We want to help you and provide you with love and support you deserve.

Why Choose Act of Love?

There are many adoption agencies that provide services to women who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Act of Love Adoptions is among the best and we want you to be able to get your questions answered from an adoption professional with experience. It is important for you to feel confident and comfortable with your decision.

You may not know 100% that is adoption is right for you. Most woman who choose adoption start the process of adoption because they know that adoption is right for their baby. They love their baby so much and choose what is right for their baby over their wants and needs. As they move through the process, they become more confident in their decision and start to see the future their child will have.

Adoption allows a woman to select an adoptive family and a post-adoption contact plan. This process begins the foundation of a lasting relationship and creates a bond for this special family. Counseling is received from the start of the process and assists woman in their decisions and choices and continues through post-adoption. The counseling gives woman a chance to explore their feelings in a safe environment and seek the help of a professional that is knowledgeable about the adoption process and one who is able to give women tools to move through the adoption process with confidence and support.

Act of Love exists purely for the benefit of others. We seek to build bridges between birth parents and adoptive families for the sake of providing loving homes for children. We cherish every person involved in the adoption process. We love our birth parents and honor their courage. We are adoption advocates, here to provide you with the information and support necessary to make the best decision(s) possible. Please call us today to learn more.

Recent quote:
“The most unselfish act of all is when a pregnant mother chooses life and brings happiness to another family. Act of Love has brought together families in the most amazing way. The joy of adoptive parents holding a newborn child and raising their son or daughter is beyond measure. Miracles occur through this incredible adoption agency—it’s evident with every match, every family, every time.”

Proud Mom Shares!

“19 years ago, as the first out-of-state adoption for A Act of Love, my sweet Sarah was placed in our arms. Today, she is a freshman in college! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank Sarah’s birthparents, Kathy, and the entire Act of Love team for the gift of our family.”

What a privilege to receive the stories and photos of the beautiful children that found their families through Act of Love!! Each and every day the staff at Act of Love Adoptions works tirelessly to help children find their families, birthparents find peace and comfort and adoptive families realize their dream of having a family.

If you know someone that is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or seeking the services of an adoption agency to adopt a child, have them contact Act of Love Adoption Agency to speak with a caseworker. There is no obligation to contact Act of Love to receive information and get your questions answered about adoption. Having a caring, experienced adoption professional to offer guidance and a listening ear can very helpful in your adoption planning or in deciding how to move forward with an unplanned pregnancy. Act of Love has many past clients that have provided references and testimonials to share their experience with the adoption agency.

Congratulations to Sarah and her beautiful family! We love to hear from our past clients and see where they are now in their lives. Many birthparents and adoptive families stop by to visit or send us a note just to say hi. Follow us on Facebook and share your stories https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove.

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