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Adoption can be a long and arduous process before anything really even happens, and if you’re unprepared, you can find yourself overwhelmed and with not many resources. Having a set, step-by-step plan will help you make sure that all your bases are covered and leave the worrying behind. Below is a list that can either help you start from scratch, or personalize your own step-by-step plan.

1. Know that Adoption is Right for You

Confirming your decision to pursue an adoption may seem like a superfluous step, but it is the most important one to validate. If you are even a little hesitant to continue with the adoption process, take however long you need to confirm it one way or another. If after some contemplation, you are confident in the decision to move forward with adoption, you can then choose to further your plan to the next step. However, if you decide ultimately that you do not want to continue with an adoption plan, that is also a valid personal choice that hopefully will lead you to doing what is best for you and your life. It’s important to note that you should not choose one way or another just because you feel pressured – neither choice is the right choice if you are hesitant or if your heart is not all the way in it. Make sure to take time for yourself to really decide what you truly want to move forward with before making a decision.

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2. Contact Adoption Choices of Arizona to Best Help Plan Accordingly

Once you are confident that adoption is the route you want to take, or if you want some information to help you make the decision, give Adoption Choices a call. There, you will be connected with a professional who will let you know our procedure for the adoption process, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Financial support
  • Background checks, screenings, and home-studies for prospective adoptive families to ensure a safe and loving home for the place baby
  • Personal bios of adoptive families to help you become comfortable with their lives and identities

If you have any questions, this step is the perfect time to ask. This is what the Adoption Choices professionals are here for – to help you understand all aspects of the adoption process about which you have any questions or concerns.

3. Decide what kind of adoption you want to move forward with

This depends on your own comfort level. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you will be comfortable staying in contact with the adoptive family and the place baby when you haven’t met either of them, so this can be a sensitive topic to address. However, if you do feel so compelled, make sure you either choose an open or closed adoption that you feel you can go through with.

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4. Understand and Plan What Will Happen in the Delivery Room

This is a general step that should be implemented by mothers who plan to give birth no matter what – knowing who will be in the delivery room for the day of birth is an important step to make sure you are getting the proper support you need.

5. Keep your Resources

Having resources throughout the adoption process is imperative to keep you going in a potentially difficult time financially, physically, and mentally. However, keeping these resources around after the process of adoption has completed is equally as important. This includes Adoption Choices of Arizona – we are not just a resource to utilize during the adoption process, but after it as well.

Expectant Parent Call or Text 1-480-900-5520

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