Choosing the Adoptive Family You Want for Your Child in Arizona
Think of a scenario where you are with your adoption specialist, and you are trying to choose an adoptive family for your child. What thoughts are going through your mind? What does your ideal adoptive family like? What kind of family do you want raising your child? Why are they adopting? All these thoughts and more may be what is circling your mind when choosing the adoptive family.
Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to guide you through the steps of the Arizona adoption process, so that you know that you are never alone. You can rely on us to help explain some of the things that may be confusing during your Arizona adoption. Things that may be important for you are the education of the adoptive parents, the diversity of the adoptive family, how large or small the family is, or whether the family is just starting out, and even pets!
- The Location of the Adoptive Family
You may be wondering about what type of environment your child will grow up in. Is the adoptive family from a secluded area? Or a suburban area? What are the pros and cons of living in a big versus a small city? There are many differences when it comes to neighborhoods and the type of people that your child will be raised around. It all depends on the future you envision for your child, and also in which cities or towns these secluded or suburban areas are located in.
Big cities and small cities have many different kinds of areas and activities, so don’t worry. Even if the area is more secluded, your child will still grow up with lots to do, as the adoptive parents will find it important to build growth in a healthy environment. You may prefer the idea of big cities, where many live events occur year round. Or, perhaps you prefer small towns where things may be quieter. Whatever you decide remember it is up to you, your ideas around the future of your child, and your views on building Arizona families.
- The Diversity of the Adoptive Family
There are many different types of adoptive families, which range from LGBT to transracial adoptive families. These adoptive families may already have children in their family, and are looking to expand their family. Or, they may not be able to have children of their own, and are seeking adoption in Arizona to create the family they’ve always wanted.
For example, transracial adoptive families are made up of individuals from different cultures and backgrounds, blending into a family unit. This is very important, as your child can grow up in an environment where there is potential to learn and grow with others and better understand the people around them. The adoptive parents may have a hand in teaching your child about culture, and the differences between people too.
With LGBT adoptive families, they may not be able to have children of their own, but still dream of becoming parents. Just like any other adoptive couple or individual, you can rest easy, knowing they will love and care for your child. That he or she can grow into a well-rounded, open-minded and tolerant individual. Where they know and understand that everyone deserves love, respect and acceptance.
- The Home of the Adoptive Family
Some homes have many pets, and others have few to none. Other homes have no kids, while some have many. When choosing the adoptive family, you will likely consider the size of the adoptive family and their background. You may love the idea of many children and pets, and want your child to grow up in an environment where he or she will have many siblings and pets who dote on them. Or, you may want an adoptive family that is small and growing, where your child will be their first.
How you consider the different types of adoptive families in Arizona will depend on your opinions on pets, and the differences between small and large families. Small families will mean that your child will be the main focus of the adoptive parents, whereas big families may have your child as the focus, but may also have specific ways in which they raise their children. How couples decide to raise their children will depend upon their opinions about family.
Choosing the Adoptive Family is Your Choice
You will be supported during the adoption process at Adoption Choices of Arizona. You can be assured that we will help you to form emotional connections with your adoption caseworkers and your counselors who will be here to help you. As the birth mother, we care a lot about how you feel during the adoption process, and we want to check in with you to make sure everything is alright.
How you choose the adoptive family is up to you. We want you to feel empowered with your choices as your adoption caseworker helps you with the paperwork, and you go through your adoption journey.
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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