Placing A Baby Up For Adoption At 16 Weeks Pregnant
Did you just find out you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Are you considering putting your child up for adoption at 16 weeks pregnant? Even with all the precautions and planning, unplanned pregnancies can happen and it is no one’s fault. Adoption Choices of Arizona understands this and wants to work with you through this time, especially if you are considering placing your baby up for adoption in Arizona. Adoption Choices of Arizona is a wonderful organization ready to help. We understand the need for adoption and the importance of such a beautiful decision. Adoption Choices of Arizona will hold your hand all the way through your pregnancy. It doesn’t matter if you are eight weeks along or twenty weeks along. We are here to help and support you.
Does it Matter If I Choose Adoption at 16 Weeks Pregnant?
It really does not matter if you chose adoption immediately after finding out you are pregnant or directly after your child is born. Our adoption agencies in Phoenix, Flagstaff, or Tucson will be by your side regardless of how far along you are. Many women choose adoption early on in their pregnancy, just as many women choose adoption when they are farther along. The choice is really up to you, and no one will judge you for it; your choice is the best for you and your child. The process of adoption is similar for all women, regardless of how far along you are.
How Do I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?
If you have found out you are pregnant through a store-bought test, the first thing you need to do is verify your pregnancy and how far along you are with a doctor’s appointment with your OB/GYN, your closest Planned Parenthood, or your closest free clinic. Your doctor will explain your options to you: raising your child, abortion, or adoption. Adoption is a wonderful, selfless option to choose.
If you choose to give your baby up for adoption, your child will be cared for by a loving family who may not be able to have children of their own; with your brave help, a family is given the greatest gift, your child. For a family who feels they are missing the child of their dreams, you will single-handedly make a family whole. This is no small feat, and you should be proud of yourself for choosing such a beautiful, brave option. Adoption can be a great chance for your child to possibly be afforded opportunities they would otherwise not experience.
How Do I Find an Adoptive Family?
Upon choosing adoption in Arizona, you should decide on an adoption agency. You can use google, newspaper ads, or word of mouth to find possible agencies to choose from. Whichever agency you choose should align with your views of who is a good match to adopt your baby. Some agencies may only work with prospective parents of a certain religion, such as Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. Adoption Choices of Arizona does not discriminate and gives any and all families the chance to adopt. Whichever agency you choose should also be willing to support you through any issue during your pregnancy, which is definitely a perk of Adoption Choices of Arizona.
Once you have chosen your agency, you will be assigned a caseworker who will be there to support you through any concerns during the Arizona adoption process. In addition, your caseworker will aid in informing you of your rights as a birth mother and also defending them.
As a birth mother, you have the right to choose your child’s family and the level of contact you wish to have with them. The type of adoption you choose will have a different level of communication for your child, their family, and you. If you want little to no communication, closed adoption is the best choice. If you want some communication, such as letters, a semi-open adoption is for the best. But if you want as much communication as possible, including possible visitations, open adoption is the best option for you.
To choose your child’s family, your caseworker will present you with prospective family profiles. Keep in mind what sort of family you wish your child to be raised in and what sort of environment you want them to be raised in. You can choose your child’s family or have your caseworker do this if you want no part in this aspect of the adoptive process.
Can I Change My Mind if I am Putting My Child Up for Adoption?
In the end, just remember that you always have the right to change your mind. Adoption is a beautiful thing that helps build families that may not happen otherwise, but it is also a great sacrifice that should not be taken lightly. If you are considering putting your baby up for adoption at such an early point in your pregnancy, know that you have time to consider this option. Adoption Choices of Arizona knows how important this is and hopes to be by your side through this tough decision.
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: Carly is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a dual degree in Psychology and Italian Studies. Graduating Cum Laude with honors in both Psychology and Italian departments, Carly has a background in gender-related research through the Connecticut College Psychology Department and Honors Theses Program. When not trying to figure out life or working, Carly is reading historical fiction novels or playing with her black cat, Isabelle.