Birth Mothers and the Arizona Adoption Triad
The Adoption Triad is the three main relationships in a child’s adoption. Each of these relationships tells the story of how the adoption came to be. As a pregnant woman who is considering placing her baby for adoption in Arizona, you are likely to benefit from understanding the three main groups that will be involved in the adoption plan.
Thankfully, Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help you prepare yourself for the adoption process, as well as life after the placement. The more time you give yourself to understand the birth mothers and the Arizona adoption triad, the more time you will have to enjoy life during your pregnancy and begin planning for life after the baby is born. We have composed this resource to give you insight into the main relationships in a child’s adoption in Arizona.
1. Birth Mothers
When it comes to a child’s adoption, a birth mother is the biological mother of the child who has been or will be placed for adoption. As much as these women love their child or children, they choose adoption to ensure he or she is raised by loving parents who are able to provide them with a life they deserve. As the child ages, they are likely to inherit many physical and emotional characteristics as their birth parents.
Depending on the type of adoption chosen by the birth mother, she may or may not be able to have contact with her child. If she placed her child in an open adoption, she will be able to build a relationship with her child and their adoptive parents. She will likely have the option to witness milestones in the child’s life as he or she grows up. In a closed adoption, birth mothers have no contact with their child or their adoptive parents once the adoption is finalized.
In a semi-open adoption, the time a birth mother spends with her child is supervised by an attorney or adoption caseworker. These interactions are overseen by a secure portal called ChildConnect. Semi-closed adoptions are often chosen by birth mothers who wish to avoid the detachment of a closed adoption, but are unable to commit to open adoptions.
No matter which adoption you choose for you and your child, it might help to remember that your decisions are best for both you and your baby.
2. Adoptive Parent
Adoptive parents are one or two adults who wish to or have become the legal parents of a child they are not biologically related to. These trusted adults provide much-needed love and stability to children. When choosing the adoptive parent or parents for her baby, the birth mother often considers many different factors: What religion would I want them to follow? What am I looking for in family history? How would I feel about them having other children? Would I want the parents to have a large extended family? Where would I want them to live? Unless you choose to have your child placed in an open or semi-open adoption, you will not be allowed to have contact with them or your child once placed, and their legal information and history will be confidential.
When expanding your knowledge on birth mothers and the Arizona adoption triad, you are likely to educate yourself on adoptees. As the birth mother, adoptees are the biological child or children you are placing for adoption. Adoption is often considered by birth mothers if:
- She might be unable to expand her family
- She might’ve lost a romantic partner or spouse
- She might not be able to afford to raise her child
- She might want her baby to have a stronger upbringing than she had
Be Proud of the Steps You’ve Taken to Place Your Baby for Adoption
Understanding the birth mothers and the Arizona adoption triad might make it easier for you to understand the adoption plan. Though placing a child for adoption might be one of the most difficult choices you’ll ever have to make, it might help you accept your decision by remembering that it was the responsible one. As the birth mother, it is one to be proud of.
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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