Adoption Is An Option.
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 CHOICES. Adoption Choices.
We are a licensed, Arizona adoption agency serving expectant women considering adoption.
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.
It may be you just want to help build an Arizona family!
No matter your case, placing your baby up for adoption at birth can be a positive and loving experience for all concerned.
Adoption comes at no-cost to birth mothers and in fact we provide financial assistance to birth parents.
I’m pregnant – Considering adoption and need help
Child Adoption in Arizona
If you believe that adoption is your best plan, we offer financial help with some expenses. We can assist you and want to make sure you and baby are ok throughout pregnancy and after birth.
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.
We will make sure that your needs for rent, groceries, transportation, phone service, and maternity clothing are all met. Your adoption counselor will make a budget with you and make sure you have what you need to avoid financial stress throughout your pregnancy. For more information about how we can help you, contact us day or night.
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.
The choice of adoption is always at no cost to the birth mother. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do during a pregnancy. We will help you find assistance in paying the medical bills. The portion of the medical expenses not covered by private insurance or by state funds will be provided by the adoptive family.
Your counselor will help you with transportation to and from your doctor’s visits and take you to pick up prescriptions. If further assistance is needed, e.g. trips to the grocery store or a ride to work, your case worker will be glad to help arrange that for you. We understand how important it is that you stay healthy and well taken care of.
We are here for you. A caring caseworker from Adoption Choices of Arizona will be by your side to provide you with comfort and emotional support. But our involvement doesn’t end there. We’re with you through the birth and afterward for all of your emotional needs. Contact us today to talk with one of our counselors about how we can help you.
Why Adoption Choices of Arizona?
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and do not feel you are ready to parent, you may wish to consider adoption. We will be happy to discuss all options related to the pregnancy with you and our local agency.
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?
The choice of adoption is a positive alternative to an unplanned pregnancy. Many women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation do not search out all of their options. You may be financially unable to support a child or if you are already raising children, unable to support another child. You may be at a place in your life where you are not emotionally ready to care for a new baby.
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?
Yes, you have the option of approving the parents who will be adopting your baby. Each family makes a picture profile, which is a mini-scrap book that tells you about their lives. The profiles we will present to you are filled with photos of the family, their vacations, their home, hobbies and much more. It may also include a “Dear Birth Mother” letter that addresses other frequently asked questions such as their likes and dislikes, as well as their desires for you and your 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.
Are you a Christian Family adoption agency?
Adoption Choices of Arizona is a non-faith based adoption agency. We respect you for your religious preference and do not discriminate based on your beliefs. We welcome families from all religious backgrounds!
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