Adoption Resources Available for Birth Mothers in Arizona
When it comes to getting what you need through your adoption journey, Adoption Choices of Arizona serves as your one-stop-shop for the coming months of the adoption process in Arizona. Whether you need financial assistance or birth mother counseling and support, where are here to provide you with these adoption resources available for birth mothers in Arizona.
Counseling for Adoption
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Mental health is the foundation of your success during this time. Having people around you who understand is vital to your health as a birth mother. Adoption Choices of Arizona provides counseling to birth mothers like you. We know that you have questions as well as fears about this process, and we are ready to guide you through like a long-time friend. Whether you need help coping and making a decision, or just have a few questions, we are here to provide unmatched support.
Feeling grief over your child is natural. In fact, it proves how much you care for your child. Very commonly, birth mothers experience Postpartum Depression (PPD), even in the best of situations. As a birth mother without a child physically there to justify your feelings, the depression can be overwhelming. Many birth mothers are blindsided by PPD and often do not realize that depression is a chemical imbalance. It is a mixture of physical, emotional and behavioral changes that occur when a woman gives birth and it may not show up immediately. If you are overly tired, have sleep disturbances, frequent mood swings, hopelessness or changes in appetite, you may be experiencing PPD. When coupled with the grief of placing your baby for adoption, the feelings can multiply. The rapid drop in hormones after birth, along with the stress of adoption, is the perfect recipe for depression. Getting the appropriate medical care is essential when it comes to this disorder, so it would be good to make an appointment with your doctor and one of our specialized adoption counselors..
Financial Assistance for Adoption
If you’re new to the adoption process, you may be curious if placing your baby for adoption will cost anything. The answer is a resounding “No!” While we do not pay you to place your child for adoption, we will help you and your baby along the way.
Right now, you are under enough stress already without the loss of sleep over unpaid bills. We offer financial assistance for qualifying birth mothers to help cover expenses like groceries, prenatal care and transportation. When you have Adoption Choices of Arizona on your side, you can have financial assistance with rent and utilities as well. To find out more details about our financial assistance program, click here!
Medical Care for Adoption
Prenatal care is vital for you and your baby – literally! Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do during a pregnancy. We will make sure that you have prenatal care from excellent doctors and nurses, and a birth plan that will meet your needs. Any portion of the medical expenses not covered by private insurance or by state funds will be provided by your child’s adoptive family.
Planning Resources for Adoption
Every successful trip starts with an accurate map. If you are already feeling overwhelmed, we can help by assisting you with the creation of an adoption plan. This will include adoptive family preferences and contact options, as well as a “day of” plan. All mothers go through stress and worry when it comes to their adoption journey and preparing to give birth. Realize you are not alone in this. Here are some questions to ask yourself as to get you started.
Should the adoptive parents…
- Be single or married?
- Share the same race as your baby?
- Live in a city or a more rural place?
- Practice a certain religion?
Some things you may want to consider when making your hospital plan may be:
- The basics: hospital, doctor and any role the birth father plays
- Who you want to be present
- The type of birth and pain relief options available
- Any special considerations when it comes to your comfort preferences, photos or medical allergies
Post Placement Support for Adoption
While the steps leading up to and during the adoption process are important, it is imperative to find an adoption agency in Arizona that offers you post placement support. You want to seek an adoption counselor who will hold your hand through this confusing time. With all of the emotions involved when you place your child for adoption, the last thing you need is to have to worry if anyone will be by your side when the dust settles.
We are the Adoption Agency in Arizona that is Here for You
As a birth mother, you should feel empowered and confident in your decision to do what is best for your baby. Most importantly, when you have feelings of doubt, remind yourself why you chose adoption. When your emotions become overwhelming, it can be easy to forget why you made this choice. So, have a list handy outlining your reasons for choosing to place your child for adoption. Remember that adoption is a choice — one that you confidently make with us by your side.
You’re never alone! We have an army of people ready to help you through this process. Juggling multiple places can be challenging, especially when you’re already feeling overwhelmed by an unplanned pregnancy. But, don’t worry! We have plenty of adoption resources available for birth mothers in Arizona! At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we have everything in one place – without the long lines or never-ending Christmas carols (we do like Frosty, though. He’s cool.).
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 an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
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