Let me introduce myself, my name is Sandi Benson. I am the director of Brighter Adoptions Inc., a licensed child-placing agency in the State of Utah. I have been involved in adoptions for twenty-two years and have loved every minute of it. It is my passion to build families through adoptions and to provide a loving service to expectant mothers desiring an adoption plan.
I can’t imagine being in the situation that you are. It must be terrifying to feel like the decision you are about to make involves complete and total strangers. Besides not knowing me personally, you haven’t yet met the family you will choose to adopt your child. All of these are huge things to be dealing with on top of an unplanned pregnancy and whatever else may be going on in your personal life. You may be wondering…
- How do I know who to trust?
- How will I know which family to choose?
- How will I know which agency to work with?
Do you find yourself always questioning if you are even making the right decision?
I can assure you that these feelings and questions are normal. But let me also assure you that if you choose to work with Brighter Adoptions, YOU will not be a stranger to me. I genuinely care about you and your comfort and needs. I will not ever disappear on you, or leave you feeling alone. I started this agency because I know that birth mothers need to feel understood and supported emotionally, not just financially.
My phone is open to you all of the time. Do you ever feel the need to just talk to someone and to be reassured? Me too!! If you require relocation and housing from us, I will be there to welcome you and answer any and all questions you have about the program.
If you are not comfortable living alone in one of our furnished apartments, I am happy to put you with one of our host families. There is nothing wrong with needing a little more support. It is scary to be in a new, unfamiliar place and depending on strangers to take care of you. It takes a lot of blind trust on your part. You have more courage than I do!
I have worked with birth mothers for years and years and I honestly mean it when I say, they are some of my favorite people. I have never been more in awe of the character, strength, courage, bravery and grace that one human can possess. There is no greater act of love than to put that tiny one’s needs above your own desires.
I am an adoptive mother myself and simply cannot imagine my life or family without my children in it. The birth mother’s of my children are truly incredible people. I am in awe of their strength, wisdom, and grace. Because of these women’s selfless actions, I am privileged to have and raise these beautiful people and provide opportunities for them that their first mothers were not able to at the time of their births. I have a deep and loving respect for these women. We honor them and speak of them in loving and positive ways. None of my children feel they were, “abandoned” or “not wanted,” they feel they were CHOSEN.
- It was the choice of their birth mother to provide them with opportunities, that she was not able to, by making an adoption plan.
- They feel like their birth mother CHOSE our family for them
- and they feel like they were CHOSEN by us.