Our experience with AAOL has been nothing short of fantastic. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, sympathetic, empathetic, genuine, professional and always willing to help. You can tell by their actions that they truly enjoy what they do and they are great at it. The staff takes the time to get to know you and your family whereby at the end of your stay in Utah, you are a part of their family; the AAOL family. Their guidance when engaging with a birth family is wonderful and they are with you every step of the way. They are so proficient at what they do that your experience is second to none. We highly recommend AAOL and becoming a part of their family.
Traci and Jim in NJ
As a full-service adoption placement agency, A Act of Love helps birthparents and prospective adoptive parents through every step of the adoption process. Their understanding, caring staff is well educated and has personal adoption experiences.
Focused on placing children in loving environments and nurturing homes, they have been working to place birthparents with adoptive families for more than two decades. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, they rely primarily on donations and adoption fees. They do not accept state or federal funding. For more than 20 years, they have focused on adhering to the strongest ethnical and moral business practices. They have participated in thousands of successful adoptions and with a caring multi-ethnic staff they also have experience working with ethnic adoptions.
Using an outreach program throughout the United States, they work with birthparents in every state and abide by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), which ensures that children are well cared for despite their birthplace and residency states.
A Act of Love specializes in infant adoption placements and also features less than average wait times for adoptive parents. As a comprehensive, full-service agency, they offer home study services for adoptive families, including post-placement services. They also feature adoption orientation classes and parenting classes.
They specialize in offering several adoption programs, including those that focus on open, semi-open and closed adoption plans. With onsite legal services, they also work with adoption financial aid. As a professional agency, they encourage birthparents and adoptive parents alike to be cautious of companies that claim all birthing expenses are paid.
With their experienced team of professionals, they offer a specialized social work team, birth parent coordinators and experienced office staff members. Birthparents can easily browse adoption profiles online, learning more about prospective adoptive parents. Additionally, these profiles feature pictures and information directed towards birthparents.
They offer birthparents medical, legal and financial assistance, understanding that unexpected pregnancies can be a costly, life changing experience for birthparents. They also work with birthparents and adoptive parents to facilitate both open and closed adoptions, helping ensure that both parties create a plan that meets their desires and needs.
Birthparents may receive complimentary pregnancy counseling before, during and after adoption placement. They also ensure that birthparents have access to specialized counseling anytime of day or night, including weekdays and weekends. Some birthmothers decide to relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah, during the latter parts of their pregnancies. If needed, they can provide relocation support and housing, including coordination to and from doctor appointments.
Privacy is always of the utmost importance at A Act of Love, whether people choose open, semi-open or closed adoptions. Serving Utah since 1993, they are also subject to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), which means they work to facilitate adoptions in all states. As a reputable adoption agency, they have both positive and difficult adoption experiences. They will provide birthparents and adoptive parents with all types of references, allowing them to make their own personal adoption decisions. Their adoption experts are more than willing to discuss adoption in more detail and highly encourage interested parties to contact them directly with any questions.If you are a birth mother call 1-800-835-6360 at any time.