I Had a Baby During the Pandemic, and Now I Want to Give It Up for Adoption
Did you have a baby during the pandemic and are sure you don’t want to keep it? Don’t worry, an adoption is a great option for both you and your baby. We at Adoption Choices of Arizona are here to help you with all of your adoption questions and needs. The adoption process isn’t much different during a pandemic. We still provide adoption resources and support during and after your pregnancy.
I Want to Place My Baby for Adoption
You just had a baby, and you don’t want to keep it. You are considering giving your baby up for adoption. This is perfectly okay! Adoption in Arizona is a great way for you to give your baby the life you want them to have. Your first step in the adoption process is to contact us. After you contact us, we will assign you your personal adoption facilitator. This person will help you develop your Arizona adoption plan and guide you through the adoption process.
Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Placing Your Baby Up for Adoption?
If you have already had your child and are considering adoption, there are some questions you should ask yourself before making this decision.
- What kind, if any, relationship do I want to have with my child?
- Am I prepared for the emotional toll placing a baby for adoption can take?
- Do I have people around me who will support me and my decision?
- Is this what’s best for me and my baby?
- What kind of people do I want to raise my child?
What is the Adoption Process in Arizona If I Had a Baby During the Pandemic?
Your adoption facilitator will have you fill out the necessary paperwork to begin the adoption process. The next step is to review adoptive family profiles. When you are reviewing your child’s prospective adoptive parents’ profiles, be sure to think about the kind of people you want to raise your child, their values, and what kind of life you want your child to have. We never rush you through the selection process, and if you aren’t satisfied with the first selection of profiles we give you, we will provide you with more. We want you to be sure of your decision, and that starts with picking the right family for your child.
You will have to also decide what kind of adoption you want—open, semi-open, or closed. None of the different types of adoption are better than the other; you pick the type of adoption that will work best for you. Open adoptions involve open communication between you and the adoptive family. This communication ranges from letters to phone calls, photographs, and annual visits. The amount of interaction between you and the adoptive family is up to both parties. You both come to an agreement on the type and frequency of communication you will have. Semi-open adoptions are mediated by an adoption facilitator. All communication and updates are disseminated through your adoption counselor. There is no communication between you and the adoptive parents in a closed adoption. The only information they and your child will receive about you is your medical history.
After you are matched with an adoptive family, your adoption facilitator will arrange a meeting between you and the adoptive parents. This is when you can ask the adoptive parents any questions you may have about them and their lifestyle.
All of the details above and more comprise your specific adoption plan. There isn’t much difference between an adoption after the baby is born and a traditional adoption; most of the process is the same. Your adoption plan details which you want to adopt your baby, the kind of adoption you want, and the kind of emotional support you may need after placing your baby for adoption. Your adoption plan is personalized for you and your specific circumstances.
You can contact us via our website at Adoption Choices of Arizona, phone, or text any time of the day or night. We are always available to answer all of your questions about adoption. Whether you are currently pregnant or have already had your baby, we are your #1 resource for all adoption-related information. We want you to feel empowered by your decision and will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable with your decision and the adoption process.
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: Rayna Batiste is an alumna of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Having graduated with honors, she hopes to attend graduate school at New York University, majoring in Journalism. Rayna is also a United States Air Force veteran who enjoys watching documentaries about pretty much any subject, learning, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also a fitness enthusiast and an avid Peloton user.
Her hobbies include brunch (yes, brunch is a hobby), fashion, makeup, and of course, reading and writing. Rayna has a real passion for the written word and correct grammar and syntax. She enjoys manipulating sentence structure and experimenting with punctuation in her writing. She’s what you would call a “werd nerd.” She was also recently featured at the Pensacola Museum of Art for her work, entitled Triangular Geometry.