Expectant Parent Call or Text 1-480-900-5520
Adoptive Parent Call or Text 1-480-999-4310
Serving Expectant Parents Statewide With Offices located in:
Phoenix | Flagstaff | Tuscon

 

We Are Here to Provide Love and Support

 

Adoption Choices of Arizona is a LOCAL, private adoption agency licensed by the State of Arizona. We assist children, birth parents, and adoptive parents through the adoption journey. As such, we are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process.

Established in 2011, our staff has years of experience in the field while allowing the agency to be fresh, new, and solution focused. With our experience, we recognize that each pregnancy is unique and we custom tailor our services to meet your needs.

We specialize in providing a safe haven for homeless expectant parents. Adoption Choices is here to offer a stable, nurturing, and supportive environment throughout your pregnancy to ensure the safe arrival of a healthy baby. We strive to make a positive difference in your life. It is our goal to provide life training and resources to homeless expectant mothers. To assist you with the adoption process, we provide a variety of services to meet your specific needs.

Meet Our Team

 

Anita Patten

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Anita has over 30 years of experience in foster care, adoption, reunification services, and independent living. After retiring as Co-founder and Director of CHOICES, Inc., a foster care and independent living agency in Dayton, Ohio, Anita spent several years traveling. Settling in Arizona, she left retirement and became the Executive Director for Adoption Choices of Arizona. “Working in the field of Adoption is an amazing experience. I’ve experienced the successes and the failures alongside the mothers, joining them in a journey that no one can truly understand until it happens. My goal is to facilitate a positive experience, assist with the decision making, soothe the anxieties and celebrate the miracle of birth and Adoption.” Anita is an avid bicyclist, triathlete, backpacker, and world traveler.

Muriel Gonzalez

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Muriel Gonzalez, BS, BA, CPM, is a double major graduate of Arizona State University. Muriel has over 15 years of social work experience including foster care, adoption, independent living services, reunification services, and transitional young adult program. As a Birth Parent Social Worker, she is a dedicated advocate for the birth parents. Muriel is an outgoing and active participant in everything she does.

Robyn Redmond

ADOPTIVE PARENT SPECIALIST

Robyn joined the Adoptive Parent Program with Adoption Choices in early 2018. A Social Work graduate of NAU, Robyn boasts over 13 years of experience in social work including foster care, therapeutic foster care, and adoptions. Robyn happily asserts “I love working with families to make their own families just a tad bit bigger!!”

Robyn’s love for family spills into her own life where she has been happily married for nearly 25 years and is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. They have a family passion for animals and are foster parents for Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue! Having been able to help 30 dogs since last year find their forever homes. Additionally Robyn loves spending time with extended family and is active in church.

“I look forward to working and assisting you any way I can to find your precious little one. Family IS everything ?”

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Aubrey Luma

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Aubrey Luma, BS, has over 10 years experience in the social work field. She began her career working in transitional living units for single moms and teens as well as individuals struggling with addiction before transitioning to Family & Children’s Services. She is dedicated to assisting birth moms through the adoption process and supporting their journey.  She enjoys anything to do with her family, baking, and reading.

 

Michelle Jiron

ADOPTION INTAKE

Michelle Jiron bio to come.

Kiyoshi Fish

ADOPTION INTAKE

Kiyoshi has over 5 years of social worker experience and has most recently been dedicated to assisting families in the adoption process. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Kiyoshi has brought his knowledge and expertise to Adoption Choices as part of our intake program as well as father support program. Kiyoshi is dedicated in helping birth parents through the adoption process and is passionate about social work. Kiyoshi is very active in the Arizona community and is an active youth sports coach and active in high school athletic coaching. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and traveling. 

 

Jay McCarthy

ATTORNEY ~ McCARTHY WESTON PLLC

 

 
Cynthia Herskowitz

ADOPTIVE PARENT SERVICES

Bio to come..

 

 
Christine Cloverdale

ADOPTION INTAKE

Bio to come.

 

 
Janis Rogers

ADOPTION SPECIALIST

Bio to come.

 
Andrea Nygard

ADOPTIVE PARENT SPECIALIST

Bio to come.

 

We are operating full service during this time and will not be shutting down operations. Please let us know how we can help.