Ask Adoptive Parents Before Placing

Birth mothers, this adoption plan is yours! With that, you will choose the adoptive family for your child. Ask as many questions as you need to ensure you feel completely comfortable with your choice! Here are some suggested questions to ask potential adoptive...

We are a Safe Baby Haven

Many of us have seen, in the news, a desperate woman who left her newborn in an airport bathroom (reference below). Unfortunately, an airport is not registered as a Safe Haven and the woman may face charges. Passed in 2001, Arizona’s Safe Baby Haven Law states...

Birth Fathers

There is a misconception that often a birth father is left out of the adoption process. A birth father has a Constitutional right to be notified that he might be the father of a child who is being put up for adoption. One of the biggest parental rights is the right to...

Adoption Law at the Hospital

Understanding the adoption process at the hospital you choose is important to know in advance of the due date. The process will vary from state to state and even hospital to hospital! Peter J. Wiernicki, Esq. shares valuable information in adoption law at the...

One Minute With… Anita Patten!

Welcome to a continuing Adoption Choices of Arizona series called, “One Minute With…” With this one minute, we hope to offer you a short, personal understanding of our agency, the people we work with and for, and our mission. To start off our series,...

Your Decision to Place

  Although adoption has become more widely accepted and acknowledged in a positive light, a stigma lingers. Unfortunately that stigma brings with it, critics. Learning how to respond to people who are critical of your choice to place your child for adoption takes...

Birth Parents Answer, Why?

Every adoption story is unique. From the decision to place their baby for adoption to the decision of a family to adopt a child; we have our special reasons, our why’s. Here is feedback from Birth Parents Brandi and Al and Birth Mom Annaleece as they share some...