A 19-year-old Chandler mother is being accused of drowning her 4-week-old son.
The baby’s father said, “She had so many options out there.” While we don’t know the details surrounding the case, the father cries as he clutches the boys onsie, “She took away the best thing in my life. There’s nothing that can ever replace him, and this is the last thing I have of his memories.”
This week’s horrific incident has reignited an important conversation, mothers, particularly those who might be struggling, please know and understand that you have choices, places to turn if you need help. And there’s no shame in it.
Adoption is an option with Adoption Choices of Arizona. We will facilitate a private adoption which allows the birth mom (parents) to pick a family and the type of contact they want with their child and the family.
If your baby is less than 72 hours old, you may fall under the Safe Baby Haven Law. Adoption Choices of Arizona is a Safe Baby Haven drop off point. Please call the hotline number 888.422.9912 or text 602.505.4190 and someone will meet you at the office. You can remain anonymous; no questions asked, or you can participate and help develop the adoption plan for your baby.
If your baby is older than 72 hours, adoption is still an option. Call us, email us, text us; we can help.
According to the National Council for Adoption, an average of 100,000 adoptions happen across the U.S. a year. While adoption isn’t for everybody, to place your child with another family is incredibly selfless. It’s giving life to a child, to a family, to the future.
At no cost to the birth mother, we can help find a home for your child. If she is currently pregnant, we can assist with pregnancy-related expenses as well such as housing, transportation, and proper medical care. Please ignore the stigma and pick up the phone, find out what’s available for you, what your choices are.
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed as a mother, have a newborn, or have an unborn baby – if you are struggling and looking for answers, needing help, adoption IS an option.