Private Adoption: Choosing an AZ Adoptive Family
Adoption Choices of Arizona is a private and local adoption agency located in Arizona, having been founded in 2011. We look to serve and support birth mothers such as yourself in the Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson areas. Also, we serve families seeking adoption, and our main goal is to help build families. As an adoption agency, we are looking to provide an unborn or born child with the best family where they will be loved and raised. Our adoption process is thorough and detailed in order for birth mothers to sustain such a process without evolving in stress.
We understand the stigma that surrounds the Arizona adoption process because we are an adoption agency. You are putting your child up for adoption during the adoption process, meaning that said child will be raised legally by another family. A question that we frequently receive from birth mothers is, “How will I know who the best family is to adopt my child?” As an adoption agency, we cannot answer that question for you. The only response we can mutter is to choose the family based on your feelings and preferences. We will support you during the time of choosing the family that you feel comfortable with raising your baby.
What Type of Adoption Plan do I Choose to Keep in Contact with my Child After Adoption?
As a new adoptive mother is seeking adoption for the first time, it is expected that you have no knowledge of adoption or the process. Even though research online, it won’t be the same as experiencing the adoption process in person. But, knowing the different types of adoption plans are vital. We offer the three types of prevalent adoption plans options: open, semi-open, and closed. If you would like to have specifics in your choice of adoption, each adoption plan can accommodate your needs.
The three adoption plans are and defined as:
- Closed Adoption: One of the three forms of adoption plans. Unlike semi-open and open adoption, this type of adoption is more strict and private. First, as the birth mother, you will have the opportunity to choose the AZ adoptive family you would like to raise your child. It will be based upon the parental profiles you receive from us as your adoption agency. Though in the process of choosing the family, you will have little knowledge about the family. Such as their names, address, phone numbers, and more. To add on, they will have no knowledge of you as the birth mother; the only information that shall be provided to them is your health records. During the process of your pregnancy and adoption, there will never be any direct contact between yourself and the family you picked. Instead, your caseworker for the adoption will be the facilitator between both parties. In translation, messages between you and the chosen family will be navigated back and forth with the help of your caseworker. After the baby is born and taken into custody by said adoptive family, all contact will be terminated.
- Semi-Open Adoption: An adoption plan that takes characteristics from the other forms of adoption. You are able to choose the AZ adoptive family based upon the preferences you provided and match the parent profiles you examine. You will be given much more information about the AZ adoptive family compared to closed adoption. Instead, you will know the adoptive parent’s first name and the area in which the family lives. No address will be specifically given to protect more privacy. But, when it comes to contact during the duration of the adoption, your caseworker will be a facilitator between both parties. After the baby is finally here and the adoptive family is officially the child’s parents, contact shall be non-existent if you would like. Though in certain cases, little contact may be intact with the family sending you photos or more of your baby through a provided contact. Also, such contact after the birth can be done through your caseworker by keeping in contact with our agency.
- Open Adoption: This type of adoption is completely opposite to closed adoption because of the information given. Both parties’ names will be exchanged between each other, first and last. More shall be provided to you as the birth mother, such as the family’s address, phone number, and more. Any information that can be provided will be given to you about the family. To add on, communication is a key factor in this plan of adoption because, unlike the others, it will be facilitated, but not the same. It can happen in phone calls, texts, video calls, emails, and more. As your pregnancy comes to an end, you and the family will keep contact in the same forms as when you were pregnant. In some cases, the birth mother becomes part of the family-like an extended family member.
In Arizona, all adoption plans are legal, and here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we provide all. When it comes to your preference to contact the family and your child, your greatest choice will be an open adoption. If you want to change your mind, we will completely support you the whole time.
How do I Choose my Child’s AZ Adoptive Family?
Preferences. That’s all that matters because, as an adoption agency, we cannot tell you ways in which to pick the family that will raise your child. We will not pressure you either. Prior to providing you with parent profiles during the process of your adoption, you will provide us with preferences. Those preferences are necessary for us to gather different potential adoptive families that are the best match for you. During this time, never feel like you are too picky because there is no such thing when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
Eventually, from the potential adoptive parent profiles we provide you with, you will choose a family from one of them. Make sure you are secure about your decision before contact is made, but that is understandable if you change your mind. To add on, If you are not in favor of any of the families we provided you with, we can provide you with more. We understand this time in the process is delicate, so we would never rush you.
If You Are Facing An Unplanned Pregnancy and Thinking About Adoption, Come to Us
As a private adoption agency, we have seen and experienced every scenario when it comes to birth mothers’ lives. If you are not supported, are judged, in an abusive relationship, or more, we can wholeheartedly provide you with our services. Contact us at any time due to our services being 24/7, and with established staff, you will not be let down. Children are the future, and by serving you, we are also serving, which in return helps us do what we said before. Build families!
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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