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Adoption for the College Woman

Help! I’m in College, Pregnant, and Considering Placing Baby for Adoption

By Melissa Camacho 

Are you a college student experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? It must be a very challenging phase for you as you pursue higher education. A few reasons could be time management, financial needs, lack of support, stress, and anxiety, and lack of resources. With an unexpected pregnancy, you may feel under pressure most of the time trying to balance your education. In addition, you feel you may not have the resources or the time to care for a child. Yet, getting your degree and becoming an aspiring professional is a goal you are striving for. This is crucial for every woman’s educational background to earn a living and gain independence. 

Choosing adoption in Arizona is an option that will help you ease your birth delivery and balance your career. Adoption Choices of Arizona will provide you with smart and steady adoption options to create a flexible adoption plan. Placing your baby for adoption is not an easy choice, but adoption isn’t giving up. Putting a child up for adoption means your child will legally be placed under custody with a prospective adoptive family. We will help you learn how to give a baby up for adoption. Our adoption agencies in Arizona will guide you through the steps to begin and finalize the adoption process

How Do I Create An Adoption Plan With Adoption Choices of Arizona?

Time to get that Google calendar and mark your days! You are a responsible birth mother who has chosen the right path to build a future for you and your child free of cost. Here are steps to launch your adoption journey:

  1. Search for Adoption Choices of Arizona and fill out our contact form or contact our office. You will then be connected to an adoption specialist.
  2. Then you will schedule a one-on-one meeting with your adoption specialist. Use this opportunity to discuss any issues you are experiencing with your unplanned pregnancy. 
  3. After consulting your adoption specialist, you can fill out an adoption placement application. You can choose to fill one out online or in our office. In addition, you will need to provide proof of pregnancy along with your application and submit it to our office. Your adoption specialist will give you other paperwork containing information about your adoption plan.
  4. Ask for help with any financial needs that you will need to support your pregnancy and your education. We offer services in the following areas:
  • Financial Assistance 

You may qualify for financial assistance for monthly expenses, such as housing, utilities, food, medical, transportation, and maternity clothing. Educational costs can also be included in your financial plan with our agency. The adoptive family will legally support medical expenses for your child once the adoption is finalized.

  • Housing Assistance 

We can help you find a safe and warm place to stay during and after your pregnancy.

  • Support Counseling 

We understand how going through an unplanned pregnancy while starting a career can be stressful and traumatizing. Taking care of your mental health is essential to focus on your daily activities, especially if you are engaged in your studies. Feel free to join our monthly counseling support group services to cope with these intense emotions. 

Are There Different Types of Adoption?

There are three types of adoption–open adoption, semi-adoption, and closed adoption. You choose the best type of adoption that works for you. You choose open adoption if you consider having unlimited contact with the adoptive family. With open adoption, you can make contact through phone calls, social media, video chats, and family visits. A semi-adoption adoption includes similar forms of communication but securely through a third party or adoption agency. There is no communication between you and the adoptive family if you choose a closed adoption. Your information will be kept private and confidential.

Will I Get Help Searching For An Adoptive Family?

We can help you search for an adoptive family to adopt your child. This is one of the most important steps in the adoption process. You can visit our waiting families page to learn about waiting families in Arizona. There are so many types of adoptive families who want to adopt a child. Types of adoptive families include married couples, single parents, same-sex couples, and LGBTQ + couples. It all depends on what your preferences are. Make a list of qualities to consider when choosing an adoptive family that you feel will fit your child’s needs. In addition, the adoptive family will go through a home study process. A caseworker will visit the family and examine legal documents pertaining to their identity. Financial statements will also be reviewed to see if the adoptive family can support your child.

Set Your College Goals With Adoption Choices of Arizona

There is no need to put your career or studies on hold with an Arizona adoption. As you set your career goals and build your professional profile, your adoption journey can be another goal. It can be part of your goal where you begin a new chapter of success for you and your child. Don’t think pursuing an adoption plan makes you a neglectful mother. Rather, you are part of your child’s growth and development with a loving and caring adoptive family. Reach out to our adoption agencies in Arizona to assist with your needs as a birth mother and resume your career goals.

Save a piece of mind by choosing adoption in Arizona today, or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead visit us here!