Ways Adoption Choices can help with placing your baby during the pandemic
During these uncertain times, stress levels are high and overall mental health is at an all time low. Just thinking about trying to work out adoption plans may add a lot more strain to the pile. However, Adoption Choices of Arizona is still here for you! Despite the current troublesome moments, we are following all safety precautions and will find a way to work with you. Here is how we can help.
Remote / Virtual Assistance for your Adoption Plan
Social distancing is the key to avoiding the coronavirus. Even though working in-person may be your preference, we want you to stay safe and do what you think is best. We would be more than happy to work with you over the phone, either via phone, text (Text or Call: 1-480-900-5520) or through video calls to help you begin, implement and finalize the adoption process. You can also fill out our short “contact us” form, and we will reach out as soon as possible.
Fortunately, the beginning stages of the adoption process can easily be done at home. Once you complete your research and determine which type of adoption you’re most interested in, we can answer the questions that the internet can’t. These include, but are not limited to, adoption costs and potential financial help. This is also the ideal time to fill out the documents you will need to have on standby in the coming days: social, medical and consent forms, as well as adoption planning papers, which your adoption specialist will provide. Even though we can only see each other through these screens, the authenticity of the conversations and our desire to ensure your experience is as smooth as ever will be the same.
We have a clean space in our Adoption Agency offices
If working remotely simply isn’t an option, you can work one-on-one with one of our specialists at any of our Phoenix, Flagstaff or Tucson offices. We are keeping our spaces constantly clean, and we will have masks and gloves ready for you if you need them or don’t have your own. You are welcome to bring hand sanitizer and to wash your hands before and after your visit. We will stay at least 6 feet away at all times, in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines. It’s important to us that you always feel safe while we help you.
Just because the world seems to be at a standstill, that does not mean your life and adoption journey has to be. You can begin to sift through applications and even meet the prospective parents you think would be a good fit. The baby will still come on time, and the earlier you start working out your plan and putting it into action, the better it is for everyone.
We can work up another way to serve your adoption needs – if needed
We can implement a blend of both in-person and remote assistance to see what you like best. If you like the blend, we can keep it that way. If you would rather try another way, we can do that, too. We are willing to work with you and do whatever is possible to keep you at ease.
It’s important to realize that doubts may also surface as you begin to really dive deep into the process. Everything can become overwhelming. This is normal and completely OK. Your specialist will help you make sure you are confident in your decision to choose adoption, and tend to be the most beneficial for these situations.
Other important notes
Adoption agencies are recognized as essential services amid the coronavirus because making sure children get a suitable family and home is always of the utmost importance. Everything else may seem different right now, but our commitment to helping you figure out exactly what you want and choose the perfect family for your child remains the same.
We are here to talk about anything at any time. For example, according to Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, a study in China in March found that birth mothers with the coronavirus do not seem to pass the infection to their children. However, participating in prenatal care to prevent any risk should not be out of the conversation, and that’s something — among anything else that may come up — we would be glad to discuss with you. Whatever is on your mind, we are here to explore.
Of course, nothing about the current situation is ideal, but that doesn’t mean the end result won’t feel just as magical and life-changing. According to CNN, a 2-year-old was adopted over a Zoom call in April. Even though the family didn’t get the same experience that adoptive parents typically get during the process, it was special nonetheless. You can feel these special moments, too.
We are here to help
The adoption process can be stressful, especially during these times. But, at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we want to keep providing you with the help we have always promised. We are always here for you — just a call, text, video call or trip to our office away — even when the world seems to be upside down.