Adoptee Rights in Arizona

This color-coded political map indicates how different states have supported or not supported adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificates. The source of the information comes from Adoptee Rights Law, an organization committed to furthering the rights...

Drug Use During Pregnancy

Are you making an adoption plan and are worried about disclosing drug or alcohol use during pregnancy? Then this post is for you. Disclosing drug or alcohol use Some expectant mothers will feel uncomfortable disclosing to our agency or adoptive parents any drug or...

Unplanned Pregnancy?

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or are not in a situation to parent a newborn, you have options. Sometimes the father is not around or refuses to take responsibility. Perhaps you are struggling to make ends meet or trying to further your education. Maybe you...

A Birth Mother’s Story

Behind the Bump Birth mom Melissa Link shares her powerful experience placing her daughter for adoption in this award-winning documentary. It tells the story of an unplanned pregnancy and how it has transpired into a wonderful open adoption with her daughter’s...

Gay Adoption

There is no federal legislation regarding gay or same-sex adoption. Like many aspects of adoption law, the legal status of gay adoption or same-sex adoption varies from state to state and sometimes even jurisdictions. There are currently only 16 states plus the...

Adoption Beliefs

Adoptions date back to the 1800’s. Every story is different, unique. We recently read 5 things that people still believe about adoption. We are always trying to re-educate, share, and provide accurate information about modern adoption and the adoption process....

Adoption Laws

State Adoption Laws vary. We have compiled Arizona’s here! Contents: 1 Adoption Laws 1.1 Consent To Adoption 1.2 Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Foster And Adoptive Parents 1.3 Grounds For Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights 1.4 Home Study...

One Minute With … Diana Baum, MSW

Celebrating Social Worker Month, let’s meet Diana Baum! Diana is Adoption Choices of Arizona‘s SOCIAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR. 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...