What is the Adoption Process in Arizona for Different Types of People?
Are you married and looking to give your baby up for adoption? Maybe you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are sure you do not want to keep the baby. These reasons and more are valid reasons to choose adoption. Adoption is not one-size-fits-all; yes, there are similarities, but we work with you at Adoption Choices of Arizona to ensure that all of your individual needs are met during and after the adoption process.
What is the Adoption Process If You are Single or Married?
Thankfully, the adoption process does not vary much whether you are single, married, or already have a family in Arizona. Regardless of where you are in your life, the first step of the adoption process is to contact us at Adoption Choices of Arizona. Once you contact us, we will assign you an adoption facilitator who will be your guide throughout this process.
Your personal adoption facilitator will schedule an initial meeting with you. If you are unable to come to us, we will gladly come to you. You will complete the necessary paperwork during your initial meeting. If you are currently pregnant, be sure to bring proof of pregnancy with you. We will help find you adequate medical care if you are pregnant.
The next step is finding an adoptive family for your child. We provide you with various family profiles, and you choose the best adoptive family based on the life you want your child to have and who you want to raise them. If you do not like any of the families we present you with, we will provide you with more family profiles. You never have to feel rushed during this part of the adoption process; our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and that you pick the best family for your baby.
You will have to decide on the type of adoption you want. There are three main types of adoption— open, semi-open, and closed. You can communicate openly with the adoptive family in an open adoption. Both parties can exchange emails, phone numbers, and/or social media accounts for maintaining contact throughout the child’s life. Some birth mothers and adoptive families also choose to have annual meetings with the child. In an open adoption, you and the adoptive family determine the kind of relationship and how much communication you would like to have.
Semi-open adoptions are exactly like they sound: semi-open. The communication between you and the adoptive parents is mediated through your adoption facilitator. You will receive periodic updates about the child through your adoption facilitator. There is no direct contact between you and the adoptive family in a semi-open adoption.
In a closed adoption, there is no communication between you and the adoptive family. The only information they receive about you is your medical history.
Although you do not get paid for placing your baby for adoption, we do provide financial assistance when necessary. We provide financial assistance for things like groceries, rent, and transportation. If you do not have a safe place to stay during your pregnancy, we will find you one. It is important that you take good care of yourself throughout your pregnancy, and that starts with having a safe place to live. In addition to making sure that your basic needs are met, we also supply an adoption attorney. Your adoption attorney will confirm that you understand your rights in the adoption process. We also offer adoption services. Our adoption support counselors will help you sort through your feelings surrounding adoption and come to terms with the decision you are making.
Your personalized adoption plan also includes who you want present during your labor. You can have anyone you choose, whether it is the birth father, family members, and/or your adoption facilitator. Your adoption facilitator will act as your advocate during the birthing process.
The child will leave the hospital with their adoptive parents, and you will give your legal consent to the adoption at a later date. We offer you and the adoptive parents the opportunity to participate in a goodbye dinner. This is not compulsory and entirely optional. We will continue to pay your expenses up to one month after delivery.
Contact Us Today!
It doesn’t matter if you are married, single, or have a family if you are looking to adopt. Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help you with all of your adoption needs. Contact us today so that we can start your adoption journey.
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.
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