Things You Need To Know About Adoption in Arizona
Adoption is a beautiful and amazing thing to choose, a sacrifice that keeps on giving to so many people. It may seem stressful and confusing with all that you need to know, but not to worry, Adoption Choices of Arizona is on the case. Whether it be helping you to choose a family for your baby, aiding you regardless of your background, or offering a number of services, you have come to the right place.
Choosing Your Adoption Agency
One of the most important things to choose when considering adoption is choosing your Arizona adoption agency. There are many great adoption agencies in Arizona, but we believe Adoption Choices of Arizona is the best choice of all. Your agency should reflect your values, support you at all times throughout the process, and help you make the best choices for yourself.
Choosing Your Baby’s Family
Your agency will also assign you a great caseworker to help you through this process, including choosing your child’s adoptive family. Keep in mind the type of people you would like to raise your child. Would you prefer they have previous experience as parents? Are you alright with them being single parents, or would you prefer they be married? Would you prefer a heterosexual or homosexual couple? Does it matter to you if the family is interracial? Would you like your child to be raised religious or secular? If you would prefer your child to be raised religious, which religion would you prefer? These are all important things to think about while looking at prospective family profiles before you make a decision about who will raise your child.
While choosing your child’s adoptive family, keep in mind if you would like to have a relationship with your child and their family. Would you like to have visitation with your child in the future? Depending on the type of adoption agreement you choose, this may affect your decision in regards to choosing your child’s family. If you wish to have a relationship with your child, including in-person visitation, phone calls, letters, and updates, you should choose open or semi-open adoption. If you wish to have no contact with your child, you should choose a closed adoption. Some families know what kind of adoption agreement they want, which is why you should ask them if they would be alright with the type of agreement you would prefer while interviewing prospective adoptive parents.
Adoption Agency Services
Your agency will aid in any financial support you may need during your pregnancy, delivery, and recovery, as well. Your agency can provide anything from housing during your pregnancy and recovery, transportation to your OB/GYN doctor’s appointments, and any financial or medical aid you may need. If funding does not come through your agency, it will come through your adoptive family. Your caseworker will set up a trust where the funds will be for you to draw money from when you need it to pay your expenses and bills.
Counseling for Birth Mothers
Many birth mothers need counseling or therapeutic services during and following their adoption. Your Phoenix adoption agency can provide you with counseling services or refer you to a counselor, depending on your preference. If you need any help paying for any mental health-related expenses, your agency and the adoptive family can also help you with that. Whether you need help for anxiety, postpartum depression, stress, or to cope with the Arizona adoption process, there is nothing wrong with seeking help from a trained professional counselor.
Who Places Their Baby Up For Adoption?
Birth mothers can be anyone from a teenager to a forty-year-old married woman. It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, a minor or a legal adult, anyone can be a birth mother putting their baby up for adoption. In the end, it doesn’t matter about anyone’s background or who they are, and anyone can be a birth mother and place their baby up for adoption.
Adoption Birth Plans
If you choose to place your baby up for adoption, you still have a medical agency. Your delivery and birth plan are completely and totally your decision. You can decide to have anyone you want by your side during your delivery, as well as how long you wish to be with your baby before handing them off to their adoptive parents.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Place My Baby Up For Adoption?
It is also important to note that you can put your baby up for adoption through Safe Haven or an adoption agency, regardless of age, following your pregnancy. Many mothers raising multiple kids find it difficult to raise another child and often change their mind about raising their youngest, in addition to their other children. So long as you go through the proper avenues and process, there is nothing wrong with putting your child up for adoption following their birth.
The Arizona Adoption Process
There is a lot to know about the adoption process, but you are in the best of hands with Adoption Choices of Arizona. We will help you through this process; you and your child are in the best hands, so call us 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.