One of the first questions that we hear from pregnant women facing an unplanned pregnancy is:
“How do I give my baby up for adoption?”
A: When an expectant mother is considering adoption for her baby, it is much more than just “giving a baby up for adoption”. It means making an adoption plan for her child, and it means a lot of courage and incredible sacrifice on her part. She knows she is giving her baby a future in a warm and loving home.
The Adoption Process
STEP 1 | CONTACT ADOPTION CHOICES OF ARIZONA
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
Birth Parent Counselor can come to you
STEP 3 | COMPLETE PAPERWORK
Birth Parent Counselor will provide you with all the necessary paperwork. Please bring a proof of pregnancy with you.
STEP 4 | FIND A DOCTOR
The matching process begins
STEP 5 | REVIEW FAMILY PROFILES
Birth Parent Counselor will bring you profiles to choose from. Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get more profiles.
STEP 6 | CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE MATCHED!
Birth Parent Counselor will help secure a place for you to live (if you need it).
STEP 7 | FAMILY INTRODUCTION
Birth Parent Counselor will help you schedule a conference call with your adoptive family. And maybe even a visit!
STEP 8 | STAY IN TOUCH WITH BIRTH PARENT COUNSELOR
Attend doctor’s appointments. Communicate with your adoptive family.
STEP 9 | YOUR DUE DATE!
Birth Parent Counselor will be present to advocate for you at the hospital.
STEP 10 | BIRTH OF CHILD
The baby will leave the hospital with the adoptive family. Birth Parent Counselor will schedule a court date for you to give your consent.
STEP 11 | GOODBYE DINNER
Goodbye Dinner with adoptive family (if you want). You should receive pictures and updates at 1 month. Expenses will continue to be paid for 1 month after delivery.