• Jaime Chidester - Case Worker for Birthmom's

    6 JUN. 2024 · On today's episode we introduce Jaime Chidester. Jaime Is a Birthmom Case Worker for Act of Love Adoptions and brings a deep understanding of the intricacies of adoption and a profound commitment to supporting birthmothers on their journey. She is dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and resources to birthmothers facing the complexities of adoption. In this candid conversation Jaime strives to illuminate the challenges, triumphs, and unique experiences of birthmothers, offering listeners a glimpse into the strength, resilience, and unwavering love that defines their courageous decision-making process. Join us as we explore the transformative power of adoption and celebrate the incredible love and courage of birthmothers everywhere. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    55m 50s
  • Stormy Nielsen - From Adoptee to Therapy

    23 MAY. 2024 · Stormey Nielsen is a transracial adoptee and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Stormey found interest in the social work field while obtaining her Bachelors at Utah Valley University.  Though inspired by macro work, she found joy in providing individual therapy as she pursued her Master’s at the University of Utah. Stormey has experience in residential working with youth in foster care and juvenile justice settings. She has worked with issues surrounding sexual abuse, physical abuse, identity surrounding adoption and race, traumas, depression and other mood disorders.  Stormey began her own therapy practice, Radiant 828 where she served primarily transracial adoptees and other BIPOC individuals. In recent weeks she has merged with Focal Point, a company she co founded. Focal Point is an agency that provides clinically informed services and resources for transracially adopted individuals and families and provides agencies with this supportive training. Focal Point also provides inclusion, equity and diversity work. Last year she joined the Black Physicians of Utah’s Mental Health Committee and has supported efforts in creating safe spaces for Utah’s Black women, men and youth.  Stormey is a strong advocate for mental health and seeks to emphasize the intersections of mental health, race navigation and adoption. She enjoys her work and hopes to bring awareness and validation to the transracial adoption conversations. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    1h 20m
  • Heidi and Jessica - Birth Mother Healing

    9 MAY. 2024 · In today's episode, Heidi and Jessica delve into the essential steps birth mothers can take to facilitate their healing process after the placement of their baby for adoption. While this journey may feel overwhelming at times, it's crucial to remember that healing is possible, and you're not alone in this experience. Whether you're grappling with feelings of grief, guilt, or uncertainty, there are practical steps and resources available to support you on your path to healing. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    51m 57s
  • Lauran - Birth Mom and Adoptee

    25 ABR. 2024 · Join us on this heartwarming episode  as we delve into the deeply personal journey of a birth  mom/adoptee,  Born and adopted in Utah, our guest, a college student and passionate dancer, shares her poignant story. From the rolling hills of North Carolina to the expansive landscapes of her birthplace, we explore the intersections of adoption and family in a narrative that resonates with anyone navigating the complexities of adoption. Tune in for a tale that harmonizes the beats of the heart with the steps of the dance floor, reminding us of the power of connection in shaping our stories. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    57m 42s
  • David Schunk - Advocate for Adopting Children

    11 ABR. 2024 · In this podcast episode, we feature David Schunk, a passionate advocate for adopted children. Born in Smolensk, Russia, David was adopted by an American family from New Hampshire. He studied Computer Networking and Cyber Security at Champlain College. Currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Russian Adoptees nonprofit organization and as a Board Member for Adopted For Good, David has traveled to Washington, D.C. multiple times to advocate for adopted children and promote positive policies. Join us as David shares his inspiring journey and the importance of community and advocacy in making a difference. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    1h 20m 6s
  • Leah Outten - The Passion Behind Adoptions

    28 MAR. 2024 · Leah Outten is a birth mother in a fully open adoption of 19 years. She has been writing, speaking, and serving the adoption community since 2004. Her passion for helping others blossoms from the light found within the dark trenches of her life and the support surrounding her. Sharing vulnerably about the beauty and aches of a birth mother, she aims to inspire hope and show how open adoption can be done well. Leah’s writing and story have been featured on national platforms, including Focus On The Family, Epoch Times, LiveAction, and HuffPost. Her memoir "The Sixteenth Year" was published in 2023. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    43m 2s
  • Mindy and Jessica - The Incredible Stories of Birth Mom Coordinators

    14 MAR. 2024 · On this episode we get to hear from Birthmom Coordinators Mindy and Jessica from Act of Love Adoptions. In this episode we will delve into the crucial role of birthmom coordinators in the adoption process. The episode provides a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities and challenges faced by birthmom coordinators, who act as a bridge between expectant birthmothers and adoptive families. Listeners gain insights into the emotional support and guidance these coordinators offer to birthmothers throughout the adoption journey, addressing topics such as counseling, communication, and the coordination of adoption plans. The podcast explores the intricate balance between ensuring birthmothers' well-being and facilitating a smooth adoption process, highlighting the empathy, expertise, and dedication required in this essential role. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    22m 36s
  • Jacobs - An Adoptee's Personal Experience

    22 FEB. 2024 · In this week's unique episode, Jacob gets to share his personal experiences surrounding adoption with his birth mother and host of A Act of Love Podcast, Jessica Griffith. They discuss their ever changing relationship and how Jacob continues to navigate his feelings and make space for both women in his life in this methodical conversation on understanding adoption. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    48m 32s
  • Jessica Griffiths - A Birth Mom and Act of Love Adoptions Podcast Host

    8 FEB. 2024 · Our guest today, Jessica, is Act of Love Adoptions new podcast host! She is truly one of a kind and we are so excited to have her on our team and a part of the Act of Love Adoptions family. Growing up as the youngest of five in Southern California, she had a joyful childhood but faced challenges upon graduating high school. Her life took an unexpected turn when, at 18, she discovered she was pregnant. Faced with a daunting situation and uncertain future, Jessica made a profound and heart-wrenching decision to place her baby for adoption. This decision, though incredibly difficult, marked a turning point in her life. It was not just an act of love and sacrifice but also a step towards personal growth and understanding. Jessica's journey didn't end there. She moved to Utah, where she found love and built a family with her husband and three sons. Jessica's connection with her birth son and his family is a testament to her enduring love and the strength of open adoption. Today, Jessica stands as a proud mother and a symbol of resilience. Her journey from a young, uncertain girl in California to a loving mother in Utah illustrates her courage and adaptability. Her story is a powerful reminder of the unpredictable paths life can take and how choices made during challenging times can lead to fulfilling and unexpected outcomes. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    51m 26s
  • Elijah Thomas - The Journey of an Adoptee

    25 ENE. 2024 · Meet Elijah Thomas. A storyteller whose life has been shaped by the extraordinary journey of self discovery as an adoptee. Growing up in the picturesque landscapes of Orem surrounded by the towering mountains and serene beauty of Utah, Elijah's story is one of resilience and the pursuit of identity. In sharing his story Elijah hopes to inspire others on similar journeys of self discovery and familial reconnection. The reclaiming of his own story has led to profound healing and understanding. Elijah continues to work on his journey but is also an advocate for adoptees and their unique experiences. He stands as a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit and the beauty that emerges when we find our way. Are you Pregnant? We can help: Text us at: 801-450-0094 Call us: 1-800-835-6360 Get more info: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/pregnant/ Are you considering adoption? Call us: 1-888-767-7740 Request a Free Application Packet: https://aactofloveadoptions.com/adoptive-parents/ Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aactoflove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_act_of_love/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActofLoveAdopt Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aactoflove/ Would you like to be on our podcast? Please fill out the form below. https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/%20(https://aactofloveadoptions.com/podcast/)
    43m 18s

Welcome to Act of Love Adoptions! We are a non-profit adoption agency located in Utah. We have been helping birth parents and adoptive parents come together for over 30 years...

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Welcome to Act of Love Adoptions! We are a non-profit adoption agency located in Utah. We have been helping birth parents and adoptive parents come together for over 30 years now.

This podcast is dedicated to exploring the world of adoption. Join us as we delve into the experiences and stories of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals.

Each episode of the Act of Love Adoptions podcast is filled with candid conversations that explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of adoption. We'll discuss a range of topics, including the different types of adoption, the impact of adoption on families, the legal process of adoption, and much more.

Our goal is to create a community where those touched by adoption can find support, resources, and a place to share their stories. We believe that by shining a light on the unique perspectives of all members of the adoption triad, we can help foster understanding, compassion, and empathy.

Whether you're considering adoption, are an adoptive parent, birth parent, or adoptee, or just want to learn more about adoption, Act of Love has something for everyone. Join us as we navigate the journey of adoption together.
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