Last Minute Adoption for Birth Mothers in Arizona
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, the adoption process as a whole is focused on you. As a birth mother, we believe you should have as much control over your adoption process as possible. This can be one of the most stressful periods of your life, and many of the decisions you will be making will be important for both you and your child for years to come. That being said, when is it time to make a decision when it comes to adoption? You may be wondering when it’s time to talk about adoption, or maybe whether or not it is “too late” to start the adoption process for you and your baby.
Birth mothers generally have a lot of questions when we’re talking about adoption, and our adoption agency wants to be able to provide you with the answers you need. When do I have to make a decision about my child’s future? When should I start preparing for adoption? Is there really such a thing as a last minute adoption? All of these are valid questions that certainly have answers, and we’d like nothing more than to inform you about your options and the possibilities available to you when it comes to adoption in the state of Arizona.
When Do I Have to Make a Decision about Adoption?
In the world of adoption, there is actually a fair bit of leeway when it comes to making your decision. In fact, you may not even make a decision about adoption until after your baby is born. When discussing the time frame in which an adoption happens, we often divide them into categories of “Newborn Adoption” and “Infant Adoption.” When talking about newborn adoption, the period of time in which this happens is from any point during the pregnancy up to around a month after your baby has been born. Conversely, talking about infant adoption refers to a baby being placed up for adoption from one month after birth to approximately toddler age.
As you can see from these alone, adoption is generally a process that can occur at any period of time, even after your baby has been born. The personalized adoption process at Adoption Choices of Arizona was developed with this in mind, knowing that birth mothers everywhere have changing circumstances and situations. It is entirely feasible that you may find yourself in a situation, even after the birth of your baby, where you believe your child would benefit from being raised in a different household due to monetary factors, home environment, or a lack of time, among other factors. This is no problem, and your adoption caseworker wants to work with you to develop an adoption plan that fits your needs in any situation, even after your baby is born.
Who can Help Me with a Last Minute Adoption?
When making the decision to place your child up for adoption, you may want to speak with friends and family members about the decision, especially if you feel pressured to make it due to time constraints. However, if you still feel like moving forward with an adoption at the last minute is the way to go, then Adoption Choices of Arizona are the professionals to talk to. Keeping your best interests in mind, the process will look a lot like our usual adoptions, only sped up for your convenience in a very pressing time. You will still retain your right to look for adoptive families if you choose to do so, and we will still be able to help you with all of your adoption paperwork.
Deciding on an adoption towards the end of your pregnancy or even after the fact shouldn’t be considered having a “last minute adoption” when our services are always available to you and we are willing to work with you on any reasonable time table. Your decision is important to us, no matter when you make it, and we’ll always do our best to accommodate your needs in the time we’re given to do so.
Should I Create a Last Minute Adoption Plan?
Every adoption plan should be personalized to the birth mother, no matter what the circumstances or timing. A birth mother should have as much information as she needs, and as much control as she wants over these important life decisions. If you are pregnant and considering adoption as a possibility, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Adoption Choices of Arizona. We want to help you through the adoption process, even if you’re considering a last minute adoption. We are here to support you.
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!