Placing Your Baby in an Open Adoption in Arizona
What is an open adoption? Why is it the preferred option with adoption? Many pregnant women exploring their unplanned pregnancy options may have wondered this. Perhaps you are among them. Perhaps you’ve never considered open adoption at all. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Adoption Choices of Arizona wants you to know that open adoption is an option to consider if you’re looking to have a strong bond with your adoptive family.
Open adoptions allow for yourself and the adoptive family to create a healthy environment where your child can grow up in an environment built up on love and trust. This means that your child will know you, their adoptive parents and siblings. This may help you to understand why it is a preferred adoption process for building families in Arizona.
- Open Adoption in Arizona
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, placing your baby in an open adoption is an option for when you have an unplanned pregnancy, but still want to connect with your baby in the future. You may not be comfortable with the idea of a closed adoption, because you still want to have a connection with your child and invest in their future. It makes sense that you are given this option when placing your baby for adoption because it means that you have the ability to explore more options in the future, and leaves the door of opportunity open.
There will be a lot of things circling your mind while you go through the adoption process, so make sure that you are using all the resources available to take care of yourself. Your counselors and adoptive caseworkers are here to support you.
You will also be a part of the adoption process of building Arizona families as you make plans to connect with the adoptive parents, and keep in touch with the family. This means that you will be a part of the adoptive family, and able to help the adoptive parents make decisions. When it comes to the ins and out of the situation, this will depend on what you and your adoption caseworker decide is appropriate based on your adoption plan.
- Why do Birth Mothers Choose Open Adoption?
Placing your baby in an open adoption in Arizona means that while you are going through the adoption process, whether that be due to a change in life circumstances, a quick decision, or after thinking about it for a while, you are still able to have an emotional connection with your child. This is important, because the adoption process is an emotional one, and an open adoption allows for you to fully explore your emotions while forming healthy bonds with the adoptive family. Even though there is counseling available during the adoption process, open adoption leaves room for you to have more discussions about your child’s future. What’s more, open adoption can help shape his or her identity as they learn more about their family history through you.
You may not want to close the book on this chapter of your life, and you may be thinking miles ahead. It depends on your individual circumstance and your ideas around adoption and family. There is no rush or judgement regardless of what you choose. It is up to you. If you want to be a part of your child’s life for years to come, open adoption is a great option to consider. Remember, you will have the support of your adoptive caseworker and counselors.
- The Support from the Adoptive Parents in an Open Adoption
During the open adoption process, you will be able to gain the support from the adoptive parents, because they will know that you will be a part of your child’s life. Between you and them, how this happens can be organized by your adoption caseworker, and what you make known to both the adoptive caseworker and parents. Please make sure that you know you can talk with your adoption caseworker about anything, and that they are there to support you. When you finally choose the adoptive family, you can begin to speak with them and make connections.
The adoptive family that you choose will be able to support you as a birth mother in Arizona because they will know and understand you based on the discussions that you will have. This will better enable you to not only be a part of the adoptive family and your child’s life, but also to understand that you are never alone and that there are people who will love, care and support you. Also, being that it will be an open adoption, it may mean that this will be lifelong emotional support. Placing your baby in an open adoption in Arizona means that your child will grow and learn every step of the way just how loved they are.
What will You Decide during the Adoption Process in Arizona?
Based on what you now know about open adoptions, be sure to discuss with your adoption caseworker your specific preferences for the adoptive family that you want to place your child in.
Every choice during the adoption process is made by you. You should know that your opinion matters. So, don’t hesitate to discuss further questions with your adoption caseworker. We want to ensure that you make a decision that you can be proud of as you move forward in the adoption process.
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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