7 Things To Know About Adoption for an Unplanned Pregnancy
Unwanted pregnancy? Too soon, panicked, and unsure what to do? Breathe and know that Adoption Choices of Arizona is here for you. We are here to help and be by your side through the adoption process in Arizona. We will help you examine your options, the benefits of adoption, choose your child’s adoptive family, decide on the adoption agreement, understand your rights, offer a variety of services, and be your support system.
1.) Arizona Adoption Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy
If you have an unplanned pregnancy, let’s look at your options. You can raise the baby yourself, but that may not be what you want to do. If you do not wish to raise your baby yourself, you can choose to either terminate your pregnancy or give your baby up for adoption. If you choose to place your baby up for adoption, you are making a beautiful sacrifice that does so much for yourself, your baby, and your baby’s adoptive family.
2.) Benefits of Arizona Adoption
Arizona private adoption allows you to go after your dreams, maintain the lifestyle you wish while giving your baby a caring home. It also helps a family who has been hoping and wishing for a beautiful baby like yours to build their family. Many beautiful families are often built through adoption for families who are unable to biologically have their babies the traditional way.
3.) Choosing Your Child’s Adoptive Family in Arizona
As a birth mother, you have the right to choose your child’s birth family. Think about what you want in an adoptive family. Your Arizona adoption agency will present you with potential adoptive family profiles to choose from.
Who do you want to raise your child? What values do you want to be instilled in your child? You can decide if you wish for your child to be raised in a religious household? If so, which religious background? Do you care if the adoptive parents are married or if it is single prospective parent? Would you prefer an interracial couple to adopt your baby? These are all possible options to help you decide who should adopt and raise your child.
4.) Arizona Adoption Agreement
As a birth mother, you also have the option to decide how much future contact you wish to have with your child and their adoptive family. This is decided through an adoption agreement. Depending on the adoption agreement you choose and agree to with your child’s family will determine how much contact you have with your child in the future.
If you wish to have as much contact as possible, we recommend you choose an open adoption agreement. If you only want updates about your child’s development but do not want a visitation, we recommend opting for a semi-open adoption agreement. If you wish to have little to no contact with your baby in the future, you should choose a closed adoption agreement.
5.) Arizona Adoption Law
Birth mothers have the right to place their baby up for adoption, regardless of their age. This is also true about the age of the child. This means if you have an unplanned pregnancy and you are a minor, you do not have to inform your parents about your pregnancy. If you are considering placing your child up for adoption and are a minor, you do not have to inform your parents about the adoption or get any sort of permission in regards to your child and their health.
6.) Arizona Adoption Services
If you decide to place your child up for adoption, it can be helpful to look at and take advantage of the services offered by your adoption agency. Your agency will most likely offer counseling services, housing assistance, transportation to doctor’s appointments, as well as financial assistance. Your adoption agency caseworker is here to help you handle all of these things.
7.) Arizona Child Adoption Taboo
Adoption used to be considered a very taboo topic, but it is no longer a dirty little secret in the conversation of today’s society. Many children know about their background as children of adoption and do not mind it at all. In fact, there are many books written for children about the process of adoption, understanding adoption, and understanding that their parents, both birth and adopted, love them.
Arizona Child Adoption
We hope these seven things have helped you better understand the adoption process, as well as what to know if you are considering putting your child up for adoption. Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to be by your side through it all, so look us up 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!
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.