We Are Here to Provide Love and Support

Adoption Choices of Arizona is a LOCAL, private adoption agency licensed by the State of Arizona. We assist children, birth parents and adoptive parent through the adoption journey. As such, we are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process.

Established in 2011, our staff has years of experience in the field while allowing the agency to be fresh, new and solution focused. With our experience, we recognize that each pregnancy is unique, special and we custom tailor our services to meet your needs.

We specialize in providing a safe haven for homeless expectant parents. Adoption Choices is here to offer a stable, nurturing, and supportive environment throughout your pregnancy to ensure the safe arrival of healthy baby. We strive to make a positive difference in your life. It is our goal to provide life training, and resources to homeless expectant mothers. To assist you with the adoption process, we provide a variety of services to meet your specific needs.

Meet Our Team

Anita Patten
Anita Patten

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Anita has over 25 years of experience in foster care, adoption, reunification services, and independent living. After retiring as Co-founder and Director of CHOICES, Inc., a foster care and independent living agency in Ohio, she and her husband traveled the U.S. in an RV before settling in Chandler, AZ. Anita is an avid bicyclist, backpacker, and world traveler.

Jessica Lynch
Jessica Lynch

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Jessica is an Arizona native and graduated with her Masters Degree in Social work from Arizona State University. She has been involved in the adoption field since 2009. As a birth parent Social Worker, she advocates for birth parents; educating birth parents on their options and community resources, case management including drafting individualized adoption plans, and providing emotional support to her clients experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Jessica is a passionate Social Worker who supports her clients through the adoption process.

Liz de la Fuente
Liz de la Fuente

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Liz has worked in the foster care and adoption field since 2000 and joined Adoption Choices in 2013. Her enthusiasm for working with and helping families grow is evident as she discusses adoption and helps families navigate through their own adoption journey.  Understanding that the adoption process can be overwhelming, her first priority is to inform and provide as much information as she can, so an adoptive parent can make the best decision for their future. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, cooking, baking, watching movies, and doing yoga.

Autumn Martinez

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Autumn Martinez, is an Arizona native, married to her high school sweetheart with 3 beautiful children. Prior work history includes business/office management. She has been assisting building families with Adoption Choices for one year and looks forward too many more!

Diana Baum
Diana Baum

SOCIAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR

Diana Baum, MSW. Diana has been a part of the social work field since 2005. Working across the spectrum she has also enjoyed being a part of a crisis response team for a local fire department and working with individuals affected by sexual abuse. Diana has a passion for adoption as she too is a birth mother and enjoys helping those seeking an adoption plan. When she is not busy with work she is busy raising her family and enjoys being outdoors.

Muriel Gonzalez
Muriel Gonzalez

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Muriel Gonzalez, BS, BA, CPM, is a double major graduate of Arizona State University. Muriel has over 15 years of social work experience including foster care, adoption, independent living services, reunification services, and transitional young adult program. As a Birth Parent Social Worker, she is a dedicated advocate for the birth parents. Muriel is an outgoing and active participant in everything she does.

Victoria Hanks
Victoria Hanks

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Victoria Hanks, MSW. Victoria has had personal and professional involvement in the adoption field since 2014. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and enjoys supporting birth moms through the adoption process. She enjoys being outdoors and trying new restaurants.

Michelle Jiron
Michelle Jiron

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Michelle Jiron bio to come.

Nila Fine
Nila Fine

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Nila Fine bio to come.

Rochelle Rodriguez
Rochelle Rodriguez

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Rochelle Rodriguez, LMSW. Rochelle is a bi-lingual Social Worker who obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been working in the social services field for over 10 years. Rochelle began her career working in Family and Children Services before transitioning into Medical Social Work. Rochelle is a Certified Medical Social Worker enabling her to support, advocate, and educate her clients medically, socially, and emotionally.

Becky Siegel

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Becky completed her Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California and has extensive history working in child welfare as well as behavioral health working with children, families, and adults. She has been serving diverse populations in Flagstaff and the surrounding Northern Arizona area since 1997, in addition to urban populations in San Francisco. Becky is committed to the overall health of communities, which is greatly impacted by the health of families and children. Her core values are based on the belief that communities are meant to care for each other and that we function within the greater context of our communities. Becky has a passion for the outdoors, yoga, maintaining the beauty of our natural surroundings, and has traveled the world extensively. She lives in Flagstaff with her best dog companion Sadie and her time is divided between Flagstaff and The Valley.

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Curnita Courtney-Barned

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Curnita has worked in the field of Social Services for over ten years, specializing in family and children services. She started in the most Southern part of the South, Mississippi and worked her way all the way to the Wild Wild West. She has resided in Phoenix for 7 years. Since being in Phoenix, she has worked for the State of Arizona and many private agencies specializing in adoptions and foster care services for both foster care children and members in the community with developmental disabilities. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Master’s degree in Psychology/Counseling, and Master’s Certification in Human Resource Management.

Brenda Rempel

BIO TO COME.

Tiffany Hughes

BIO TO COME.

Jay McCarthy
Jay McCarthy

ATTORNEY ~ McCARTHY WESTON PLLC