Act of Life - Advancing Adoption Awareness
Act of Life® is a Christ-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since its founding in September of 2002 it has been based in and around the Greater Houston area. Our aim at Act of Life is to share the positive message of adoption with the local, wider and global community in an effort to dispel the myths associated with adoption, and to raise awareness about the many children in America, and other countries, who are waiting in hope for loving parents and a forever home to call their own.
Our Vision is for adoption to be recognized, presented and accepted as a viable, loving and courageous parenting choice for unplanned pregnancy when birth-parents are unable to parent, and for couples seeking to expand their families by alternative means.
Adoption Counseling & Information Services
We offer many different services and programs on adoption. First of all, we train our volunteers to be advocates, able to talk about adoption in different settings and advancing adoption awareness. We also train our volunteers as counselors.
For our clients, we offer four different programs.
- Options presents the options to pregnant women with unplanned pregnancies.
- Life Choice offers support to birthmothers and family members during the experience of child placement through adoption.
- New Beginnings offers support to any woman who has chosen abortion.
- Hope offers support to couples interested in expanding their family through adoption.
“Act of Life presents all the FACTS on adoption. Their training for pregnancy help centers is EXCELLENT. Check out their additional services program.”
Sue Leach - Exec Director of Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston
“Act of Life provides missing piece in a complex and emotion-laden decision process. I support Act of Life and hope to see it become national and international.”
Ruth Graham, daughter of beloved evangelist Dr. Billy Graham
“Act of Life's adoption training program provides in-depth, essential information about adoption and yet is structured in such a way that is fun to learn and easy to absorb. This positive and factual training, along with Act of Life's resources, provides a great foundation for pregnancy help center counselors to present all parenting choices in a highly effective manner.”
Yveette Maher, V.P. Sanctity of Human Life, Focus on the Family