Our Services For Your Adoption Plan
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 are already parenting a child and you know you cannot take on the further responsibility of raising another child. DCS might be undesirably involved in your decisions.
No matter your case, placing your baby up for adoption at birth can be a positive and loving experience for all concerned. Adoption can have no-cost to birth mothers.
I’m pregnant – Considering adoption and need help
Child Adoption in Arizona
The agency will cover appropriate living expenses to birth mothers who need the help. We understand how difficult it is to get back on your feet and return to work after delivering a baby.
Adoption Choices of Arizona is very responsive when we receive a call from a homeless pregnant woman. If you are sincere about an adoption plan, we will respond immediately and place you in a hotel and provide a week’s worth of food while we help you assess your situation. If we all agree to go forward with an adoption plan, we provide appropriate and court approved financial assistance of housing, food, sundries, bus pass, and other necessities to make your pregnancy comfortable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Adoption Choices of Arizona?
If you do choose adoption, our agency provides each birth mother with your own personal birth parent counselor who guides you through the process in person. She can help you get to and from doctor appointments, set up housing, and insurance appointments, such as Medicaid, WIC, and food stamps if you qualify.
Most importantly, she can talk to you and listen to your feelings while going through the process of adoption. The birth parent counselor helps you find the plan that is right for you!
Services available to you are tailored to your specific needs.
Why should I consider adoption?
A mother who creates an adoption plan for her child is placing her child’s best interest above her own. It is the ultimate unselfish act of love for a mother to choose life for her child and do what is best for her child. Adoption is a caring and responsible process that is as natural and loving as parenting. It does not mean that you do not love your child, it means you love your child so much that you will sacrifice your own emotions for your baby.
There are many couples, families, and individuals that would love the opportunity to parent your child. The reasons vary from an inability to conceive or other infertility issues to a desire to expand their family. Our adoptive families are certified through the courts or licensed by certified agencies and have undertaken a thorough process to ensure your child’s safety with a stable and loving home.
An adoption plan can be whatever you want it to be.
Can I choose the adoptive family of my child?
The preferences that you have for parents for your child are matched with profiles of families that have similar preferences. Open adoption, closed adoption, families with no children, families with children, gay couples, and religious preference are all factors that you control. The one thing they all have in common is a desire to be a parent and make a lifelong commitment to love your child unconditionally.
Resources for Birth Mothers
Books About Adoption
Child Welfare Information Gateway
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
National Planned Parenthood Website
National Council for Adoption
Adoption Story Fund
Arizona Child Health Plans
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Arizona Department of Health Services
National Sexual Abuse Resource Center
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Our Magical Little Boy
“I wanted to thank you both so much for everything you did for us. Without your dedication and expertise, we probably would not have our magical little boy."
High On Our List
“And you and ACAZ are way high on our list of folks that we have worked with as well. After some of the hassles and headaches we've dealt with on other adoption endeavors, including the one that ultimately placed these twins with us, we realize now just how great and smooth you guys made the process (with our first adoption)."
Right Decision For Me
"When I first found out I was pregnant, I was totally freaked out. I knew there was no way I was going to have an abortion, but I knew I could not raise another child right now.
The only right decision for me and my baby was to look at adoption.
I had a friend who did adoption so I asked her for her counselors name. I am not sure what I would have done if not for Adoption Choices. My counselor was there for me every step of the way even on her day off sometimes.
She always had great ideas but would never push me and she never judged me. In the hospital she was my voice when it was not such a good experience.
Thanks so much."
No One Knew
"No one knew I was pregnant. My plan was to have the baby and use Safe Haven at the hospital. When the hospital social worker told me CPS was Safe Haven or I could pick my own family through an adoption agency – I did not want my baby in a foster home so I called Adoption Choices. They were in my room in less than an hour, helped me with the paperwork and my discharge. I did this in the best interest of my baby. Sometimes I’m sad... but I know my baby is happy and in a wonderful home."
It's People Like You
"It's people like you that make the world for kids like me better. People like you who help children and parents makes me happy, because people like you helped me get adopted by my family. I can't thank you or others enough for that."
I Am So Happy To Have Had You
"I wanted to say that through the entire pregnancy I was nervous that we'd get to delivery and I'd feel second thoughts or hesitation but when that moment arrived I felt so happy and completely secure in our decisions and I've felt so happy ever since. It's like a huge anxiety just disappeared and, for me, that's amazing. Thank you for everything you've done through this. I am so happy to have had you personally working with us."
-Kayla, Birth Mom
I Am So Happy To Have Had You
"Mike and I adopted twin girls through Adoption Choices. I'll never forget our conversation with you after our failed adoption. While we were deep in our grief, you told us about the special nature of failed family adoptions and how each one feels like it was hand-picked for us. Well, you are absolutely correct. We had an instant connection Francis, the girls' birth mom. It was so different than the one we had with Amanda.
Thank you for comforting us and giving us hope. There is no doubt you played a significant role in expanding our family!"
Anna & Mike Kraftson