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AZ Unplanned Pregnancy Options

By Shannon Reilly

In Arizona, there are a few options you will have if you experience an AZ unplanned pregnancy. The first option would be parenting the child, whether it was unplanned or not. Every woman is different when it comes to the circumstances of her life. Whether you are alone or married and have a support system or not. Parenting is an option no matter what your life situation looks like.

The second option is to opt for terminating your pregnancy. This option may vary from woman to woman for many different reasons such as religion, state or federal laws, and how far along you are in your pregnancy.

The third option is adoption. Typically, this is the least considered pregnant adoption option, but it may be the best option for you if there is no way you believe that you can raise your child and if you know you cannot handle going through with terminating the pregnancy.

All of these options are dependent on the life and beliefs of the birth mother. With an unplanned pregnancy, these choices may be even harder to make, but there is always a way to make things work how you, the birth mother, want them to. 

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 1-480-900-5520 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.

Should I Try Parenting or Choose Adoption for My Baby?

You may want to think about some things if you consider keeping the child even though your pregnancy was unplanned.

First, consider how much your life will change if you decide to keep the child and assume that you are ready for that change. Next, think about whether you are financially and mentally prepared to become a parent. Third, do you have a steady job and a safe space to raise the child? Lastly, are you in a place in your life where you will be able to raise a child?

Some women still want to achieve goals, whether finishing school or starting a business, or they just would like to be a bit older and more mature before embarking on motherhood. These are all things to think about in-depth before raising your child. After all, you want your child to experience the best life they can, and that’s okay if that means you aren’t the parent.

Is Adoption the Best Choice for Me and My AZ Unplanned Pregnancy?

Some women have personal and religious beliefs that restrict them from choosing to terminate the pregnancy. They believe there is no way they could parent the child at that point in their life when an unplanned pregnancy occurs. If you feel you’re unable to parent your child, choosing adoption might be the best option.

In Arizona, there are multiple different options for your adoption choice.

  • Open Adoption: This choice for adoption gives the birth mother an option to be in contact with the potential adoptive parents. Even after the birth, the birth mother can receive photos, letters, or even have visits with the adoptive family. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption: This choice is when the birth mother wants a say in who adopts her child, but the communication is limited and mediated by a third party. In most cases, it is the adoption agency in Arizona.
  • Closed Adoption: This choice is for mothers who want full closure after the birth of their child. In many cases, there is no option to choose the adoptive family. This is evaluated case by case. There is no personal information or communication between the adoptive family and the birth mother.

Choosing Adoption with Adoption Choices of Arizona

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary and stressful for the mother. But, we at Adoption Choices of Arizona want you to know that we will always be there to help you.

For adoption resources 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!