Placing my Baby for Adoption Late in Pregnancy
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we get a lot of questions from birth mothers late in their pregnancy. Many parts of the adoption process can take some time, so how is that affected by the process starting only a couple of weeks before the birth of your child? Are there still financial resources available? What about transportation? Do you still get a say in what family takes your child home at the end of the day? Although a late adoption does change some of the details, you can still put your baby up for adoption in Arizona. Read on to learn a bit more about what an adoption late in a pregnancy could look like for you!
Choosing a Late Pregnancy Adoption
“Raising a child is easy!” said no one ever. Unfortunately, there are myriad reasons why you might not be ready to raise a child. We’ve seen teen mothers who simply aren’t emotionally prepared to raise a child in any way. Many people facing poverty fear they just won’t have the funds to raise a child. If you’re not sure if you can handle raising a child at this stage in your life, adoption can be a great option for you. It’s best to consult friends and family at times like these. Adoption can feel like such a big decision, so other people can bring welcome perspectives if you’re feeling nervous. They can also offer emotional support during a tough time. Also, remember that adoption is a huge opportunity for the families waiting to adopt a child. They must get a home study done, pay fines, and make multiple court visits to become eligible. All of this so they can get a chance to adopt a baby. There’s no way to become an adoptive parent without being sure you’re ready for a child.
How to Give Baby up for Adoption Late in Pregnancy?
If it’s the last couple of months of your pregnancy, it can be hard to imagine even trying to sort out an adoption in that short of a time. However, Adoption Choices of Arizona can help you sort out the details in record time.
First, you will want to give us a call or fill out our contact form online. From there, we can set up the first meeting and talk about your options at one of our adoption agencies in Phoenix, AZ, or anywhere in Arizona. Next, you will meet with one of our lovely adoption caseworkers, and they’ll help you sort out what your options are. It’s possible you’ll take care of the baby for a month or two, so we can finish the adoption process, but we can help you with fiscal resources to make sure that won’t be an issue for you. With our years of experience helping mothers just like you, we can help you build a quick and seamless Arizona adoption plan.
What Are the Different Types of Adoption and How Do They Work?
No matter when you’re choosing adoption, you’ll still have a choice of one of the three types of adoption. These are open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions.
Open adoptions involve identifying information being shared between you and the adoptive family. You know each other’s names and contact information. These are a great option if you want to stay in touch regularly with the adoptive family. The child will still belong to the adoptive family, but you can still be involved in their lives. From studies, we’ve seen and the experiences of adoptive children, having supportive birth parents and supportive adoptive parents helps them feel loved.
Semi-open adoptions involve restricting some amount of information between you and the adoptive family. For example, maybe you know the family’s names, but not where they live or their social media. As opposed to sharing info openly, you might communicate through a third party. These are good for parents or families who wish to leave the adoptive family to raise their new child.
Closed adoptions mean that no information is shared. You likely won’t even know who the adoptive family is in some cases. While most mothers prefer a semi-open or open solution, you are still free to let us make the call if you would prefer. We’re all about options at Adoption Choices of Arizona.
Late Pregnancy Adoption at Adoption Choices of Arizona
Even if your baby is due in one week, you can still choose to put them up for adoption. While the Arizona adoption process will be expedited, you can expect to receive as much care and respect as any other mother choosing adoption. Once you’re sure it is the right call, we can help you understand exactly what the process will look like. And as always, you’ll still have a choice between an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Sounds good to you? Give Adoption Choices of Arizona a visit at one of our offices today!
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!
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