Adopt my Baby in Arizona: A Birth Mother’s Perspective
I’m a birth mother about to make some of the most important decisions in my life, placing my baby for adoption, and I know there are hundreds of birth moms out there, all over the state of Arizona, going through the same thing as me. What should I be thinking about when I’m making all sorts of important decisions, from “which AZ adoption agency should I use?” to “which adoptive family is right for me?”
These are some fairly big questions that birth mothers everywhere will come across when deciding on adoption for themselves and their children. There are all sorts of things to consider, like adoption agencies, types of adoption, compatible families, and communication down the line.
Adoption Choices of Arizona has helped me put together a comprehensive guide for reflecting on my decisions while finding someone to adopt my baby in Arizona.
Choosing an Adoption Agency in Arizona
When it comes to selecting an adoption agency, my first priority was finding a place near me. I didn’t want to travel too far to get the help I wanted with my adoption. Luckily, there was one adoption agency with offices located all across Arizona in Phoenix, Tucson, and even right here in Flagstaff. After doing some more research, I realized I was also looking for an adoption agency that specializes in creating a personalized adoption plan in Arizona. I wanted someone who was going to listen to me and help me find the resources I need, and Adoption Choices of Arizona promised just that. I contacted them as soon as I could to start my adoption journey.
Choosing a Type of Adoption
After finding an adoption agency that seemed right for me, I moved on to figuring out what kind of adoption I wanted to have. Typically, birth mothers can choose from a closed adoption or an open adoption, but there are nuances to each and even a semi-open adoption for birth mothers who want something in the middle. Because I want to have a pretty personal connection with my child after the adoption process, I started looking into open adoption, which allows me to maintain a relationship with my child and his or her adoptive family after the adoption is complete. Closed adoption and semi-open adoption don’t offer me this possibility, other birth mothers might be interested in the anonymity and emotional closure that those two options can bring, I suppose.
With my open adoption needs in mind, I talked to a caseworker at Adoption Choices of Arizona about making the next steps of my adoption journey a reality. They agreed that an open adoption would give me the most control over my adoption process, letting me choose a family and stay in contact. This sounded good to me, but the next question became deciding who would adopt my baby in Arizona.
Choosing an Adoptive Family
I learned from my adoption process that there are lots of things to consider when choosing an adoptive family for your child. Adoption Choices of Arizona provided me with a lot of information about prospective families that could adopt my baby in Arizona through their extensive collection of family profiles. Because I chose to have an open adoption, I was tasked with deciding which adoptive family would be right for my child.
Personally, I was interested in finding a family that had similar values and traditions to myself, so I started looking there. Before long, I found a wonderful family with a fantastic history of adopting and raising children and were looking to grow their family even more. There are plenty of other factors that you can consider when choosing an adoptive family as well, such as how diverse of a household they have, how long they have been parents, and especially how much you would like to communicate in the future.
Starting Your Adoption Process Today
I had a lot of important decisions to make when deciding who would adopt my baby in Arizona, and Adoption Choices of Arizona was there to help me every step of the way. They guided me through choosing a type of adoption that suited my needs, and they found an excellent adoptive family that I feel comfortable placing my child with in the future. Working with this adoption agency was the best choice I could’ve made, and I can’t recommend them enough. If you or someone you know is looking to place their child up for adoption or simply wants more information on the adoption process in general, then give them a call!
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 a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please, instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Josh Drogemuller is a Senior at Grand Valley State University and has interests in writing and digital studies. A relative newcomer to the field of professional writing, Josh has spent the last eight years of his educational career honing his skills on the page. Josh is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Writing.
Living in the Midwest, Josh looks forward to long baseball games and longer sentences.