I started my adoption journey nearly three years ago without a clue how complicated this process was. There are so many choices, agencies, consultants, laws, even before you start even thinking about a specific child. My experience with Michelle Oglesby, an Angel’s Choice Adoption, and her trusted partners was a priceless experience on my way to being united with my son. Michelle has created a compassionate ministry built on personal experience with adoption, respect for everyone involved in the process, and a deep sense of care and understanding for birth mothers seeking adoption for their child. From my very first conversation with Michelle, it was clear that she took her role in leading families through adoption seriously and with the utmost integrity. But even above all else, she incorporates her faith into properly caring for the comprehensive needs of the birth mom. That is rare. As a single mom by choice, I was fearful that I would be turned away. But Michelle and her team embraced me with acceptance and understanding.
She offered sage advice and wisdom on the experiences of birth families as we navigated through each stage of the adoption process from our first initial conversation with the birth family, to relationship building after the match, assisted in developing an adoption and birth plan, and she helped me to navigate building a meaningful relationship with my son’s family.
Even after the adoption has been finalized, she offers support and guidance to families which is truly a blessing.
I am so thankful that my journey took me to Michelle. I am sitting here with my son who had been thought of and cared for by Michelle from Day 1. And for that, there is no tangible price tag, but only an immense sense of appreciation and gratitude.