"At 7 months pregnant I was unsure of what to do. No stable home environment
and no income. Thats when I looked in the White Pages (yes the book lol)
and came across Adoption Arc. From the very first phone call I knew I
made the right decision. There was no judgement whatsoever. I was so afraid
but the entire staff made the process easy. No secrets and no hidden agendas.
I know my son is in great hands due to their help. Their support is out
of this world. If you are looking for an organiztion that is all about
you and your needs, Adoption Arc is where to go."
" I gave my son to a nice family. I love them so much. My experience
with Adoption ARC has been the best... I thank God I picked them. I know
my son is well-taken care of; he is so happy when I talk to him over Skype!
All I’m going to say is that Adoption ARC is the best and I love
them for all the help they gave me..."
"This was a very tough process because I was in need of so many things.
I called the agency and they made me feel so comfortable,
I never imagined that I could feel so happy about such a sad situation
for me. Well I went through many many couples’ files before I found
my own unique family !! They are so loving and caring.
I talked to them got to know them and now we are one big family . I could
not have chosen any better family for my son. My baby has all this love
and amazingly he was born 2 days before Mother’s Day and I felt
like I was receiving and giving a gift all in one ...what a blessing !!
Mothers day will always be more then just about being a mother. It will
remind me of a new life , love and thankfulness!!!! It will remind me
of my choice to help someone else become a mother.
Thank you Adoption ARC for everything!"
"It was the most difficult time in my life. I was staying in a homeless
shelter and I didn't have a job or any emotional supports. I hadn't
been feeling well for quite some time, but I didn't go to the doctor
because I thought it was just stress and exhaustion. Finally, at six months
into my pregnancy, I realized I was going to have a baby. I was terrified
for myself, but mostly for my baby. I had nothing to give and I wanted
more for my baby. I didn't know who the Birth Father was, I was truly
alone. Thankfully, a counselor at the shelter where I staying gave me
some names of local adoption agencies and encouraged me to call them.
I called several agencies. A few didn't have anyone available to talk
with me, another one asked me if I'd fly across the country to place
my baby, and then I got through to Adoption ARC. The woman I spoke with
immediately asked me how I am doing when I told her about my situation.
She said that she was sorry that I was struggling so much at this time,
and she asked me what I wanted for my baby regarding an adoption plan.
The very next day, the social worker that I spoke with on the telephone
met me at the shelter where I was staying. She stayed with me for several
hours and assisted me in getting linked to prenatal care. My social worker
and I met several times over the next few months. She helped me with finding
housing, which I now have, and she assisted me in creating a resume to
aid me in finding employment. I chose the family who adopted my baby girl
and I met them, and my daughter shortly after she was born. Creating an
adoption plan clearly was the most difficult thing I've ever done,
but I will always be grateful for the support, guidance and advocacy that
Adoption ARC provided."
"My husband and I are the parents of two children who are five and
2 years old. He works and goes to school part-time while I stay at home
with the children. A few months ago, I found that I was pregnant again.
We could not afford another child and we were living with relatives so
bringing another baby home was not an option. Adoption ARC assisted my
family with prenatal care referral and transportation and listened to
all my questions and fears about adoption, like would my baby hate me
for placing him. After several sessions, we came to realize that our decision
was made in our son's best interest to provide for him and to select
a wonderful family from Adoption ARC. We wanted our son to know his story
and the parents who will raise him will let him know that we made this
decision because we care and love him so much.
Meeting the family was a little nerve wracking at first but with my counselor
by my side, the conversation began to flow. She made us all feel so comfortable.
They wanted to provide everything to Jeremy that we cannot. We all want
the same thing for him- to grow into a healthy, happy well-adjusted young
man with birth and adoptive parents who love him."
"No one ever imagined that I would be the one to get pregnant at 16
years old, especially me. I come from a good family, education is very
important and expectations for my future were high. There I was, in the
beginning of my junior year in High School four months pregnant. I panicked
and immediately told my older sister who sat with me as I told my parents.
I was terrified and scared, but my family pulled together and committed
to supporting me through this journey. We talked and cried and talked
some more about options for my baby and me. My father's brother, my
Uncle James, was adopted and as soon as my father reminded me of this
it just seemed to be settled right then and there, I wanted to create
an adoption plan. We did an online search of local adoption agencies and
started making calls. I didn't think that anyone would answer the
phone, it was a Sunday night at 7pm. But when I called Adoption ARC I
was transferred to an actual on call social worker. I started talking
to the social worker and then I asked her if I can put her on speakerphone
because my parents and sister had questions too. She agreed, and spent
over an hour on the phone with my entire family and me. She educated us
on the adoption process, and answered our many, many questions. Two days
later a Birth Parent Counselor from Adoption ARC came to meet with my
family and me. She was wanted to know exactly what type of adoptive family
I want for my baby. I actually knew that I wanted a same sex male couple,
and that I'd like to meet them and receive pictures and letter updates
throughout the course of my child's life. My social worker stated
that this is definitely something that Adoption ARC can provide. Over
the next several months, my family and I met with my social worker on
numerous occasions. She assisted us emotionally and prepared me for the
vast emotions that I would experience. After I gave birth to my son, my
social worker continued to check in on me and offer me supportive counseling.
On the day that I saw my son again with his adoptive fathers, I sat in
between my parents on one side, and my social worker on the other side.
The two entities that provided me with ongoing support and guidance through
the most courageous journey I have ever taken. To date, I am in my third
year of college. I have had ongoing updates of my son. Both he and I are