Intro to Adoption for Birth Mothers
Deciding to put your child up for adoption is a difficult life decision that may leave you with many questions. If you have recently decided on placing your child for adoption, then Adoption Choices of Arizona has a lot of great information to share with you. Many birth mothers look to adoption as a positive alternative to parenting their child when they are unable to do so. As each and every pregnant woman is different, the motivations behind this decision are just as unique and many as they are. Yet, the common thread is that they love their child deeply and want him or her to have the best life possible.
Our primary focus is to help everyone involved in the adoption process along their own path, including you. You may feel lost and confused traveling through this adoption journey alone, but we have good news for you. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be surrounded by support, encouragement and anything else you need. You won’t be alone.
That said, let’s explore what your adoption journey could look like together.
Adoption for Birth Mothers
If you are unexpectedly pregnant, adoption is something you can consider as one of your three unplanned pregnancy options — especially if you feel like you are unable to provide for your child physically, emotionally, mentally and financially. Adoption provides you with the opportunity to give your child the love, care and support he or she needs through an adoptive family. This, in turn, gives you peace of mind and comfort, knowing that your child will be well taken care of, and you can continue to pursue your life goals.
To go through the adoption process, you will generally need the help of an adoption agency — like Adoption Choices of Oklahoma — to help you navigate all the many aspects involved. Some of these pieces include, but are not limited to: choosing what type of adoption you want, selecting the adoptive parents, and deciding whether or not you want to remain in contact after the adoption has been finalized. If you choose to work with our adoption agency, you will have full control over all these decisions.
If this seems like a lot, don’t worry! You will be assigned an adoption caseworker, who will walk with you every step of the way and help you determine what is best for you and your child.
Where to Start Your Adoption Journey
Once you have decided that placing your baby for adoption is the right choice for you, you’ll want to do as much research as you can about what adoption to use and to determine what all you are wanting out of your adoption journey. To learn more about our adoption center in Arizona, don’t hesitate to explore our website and reach out to us via our Contact Us page. This will get you in touch with one of our adoption professionals, who can give you information about our services and how we can best help you. After this, our adoption professionals will help you set up an initial consultation with your adoption caseworker.
If you are still on the fence on whether or to place your baby for adoption, that is okay. You can make an appointment with one of our in-house adoption counselors. This appointment provides you with a safe, non judgemental and confidential space to process your thoughts and feelings, and voice any questions or concerns you have about adoption or your options in general. The adoption counselor will listen and help you determine what is the right course of action for you and your child.
Next Steps in the Adoption Process
Following the initial consultation with your adoption caseworker, any appointments with an adoption counselor, and the completion of the initial application, the adoption process will officially begin. You will meet again with your adoption caseworker to talk more in-depth about what you want out of your adoption journey, and you both will start creating your adoption plan. This is also where you will discuss more details about your personal circumstances, and how we can best help you. For instance, if you are in need of financial assistance, temporary housing or have transportation needs — consult your adoption caseworker about this. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma does offer financial assistance to qualifying birth mothers.
Your health and safety — and that of your baby’s — is our top priority. We want to make sure that you are both well looked after, and that you feel confident and empowered throughout your adoption journey. While your child and the adoptive parents may be a big part of the adoption process, so are you! Adoption would not exist without your selfless, brave choice.
Adoption for Pregnant Women
If you choose adoption for your future, as well as your child’s, this resource should provide you with a great place to start. So, if you have any questions, concerns or want to learn more about adoption for birth mothers, please don’t hesitate to reach out. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we’re happy to help walk you through the first adoption steps you take, as well as the rest of the way through.
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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