Merry Christmas from Adoption Choices
The holiday season has finally arrived, and all of us at Adoption Choices of Arizona want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! For a lot of you, this year hasn’t been very easy. Whether you went through the adoption years ago or you’re still struggling to decide whether or not you should pursue it, Adoption Choices of Arizona seeks to support their birth mothers throughout every step of their personal adoption process. Adoption can be seen as a taboo word among certain crowds, but at Adoption Choices, part of our duty to our birth mothers is to help them view adoption in a very positive, admirable way. The Christmas season is filled with the theme of giving, and through adoption, as a birth mother, you are giving your child one of the greatest gifts you can give: a family and home that can provide for them. Adoption takes great humility and love for your child, and this Christmas, we want to make sure that you are recognized for your choice to go through the adoption process as a birth mother. If you’re a birth mother who is still deciding if you want to place your baby up for adoption, here is an overview of the adoption process that we hope will guide you as you make this important decision.
Adoption Isn’t the End
A common misconception that some birth mothers may have is that after their child has been placed with their adoptive parents, they won’t be able to stay in their life. This may have been true years ago, but adoption has become very open in more recent years. As you look for adoptive parents for your child, you will be able to decide whether you want to enter into an open, semi-open, or closed adoption with the adoptive family. In an open adoption, you will be able to meet up with your child in person on occasion and communicate with them openly. They will understand who you are and your own personal cultural values. Open adoption is a great way for you to remain in a good relationship with your kid even after their placement. However, many families prefer to enter into a semi-open adoption, which still allows for some communication between the birth mother and their child, but there aren’t usually frequent in-person visits. If you choose a semi-open adoption, you will be able to send your child letters or maybe emails and communicate with them through more indirect methods. In a closed adoption, you won’t be able to communicate with your child or their adoptive family at all after the adoption. However, you don’t need to be afraid of “ending up” in a closed adoption. If you want to enter into an open or semi-open adoption, just look for an adoptive family that is looking for the same type as you.
Adoption Choices Provides
Following the theme of Christmas and gift-giving, Adoption Choices have a lot to offer you during the adoption process. The great thing about choosing a private adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Arizona is that you will have access to an adoption counselor that will inform you of all the benefits you are eligible for through the agency. If you are in need of financial assistance or housing while you are going through the adoption process, Adoption Choices will help provide you with what you need. We want you to be comfortable during your pregnancy and have access to care services that will meet your needs. After your child is placed with their adoptive family, you will have access to counseling and therapy to help you process through the adoption and all the emotions that may follow. We aren’t going to leave you hanging after the adoption process is complete. We understand that adoption can be a very difficult process for birth mothers, and we want to make sure you understand that your decision to pursue adoption is commendable and shows great selflessness.
Christmas is a Time to Celebrate
Here at Adoption Choices, we believe that adoption is something that can be pursued at any season of the year. We want you to know that if you choose adoption, we will be rooting for you every step of the way. You deserve to be celebrated for your humility and hard work. This Christmas season, we want to recognize those who are just starting their adoption process, those who have completed it, and everyone in between. Adoption is not easy, but with the help of Adoption Choices of Arizona, we hope you will be able to look back on your decision to pursue adoption and feel a sense of peace and empowerment. An unplanned pregnancy can be scary, but Adoption Choices would love to help you figure out how to approach it in a way that works best for you and aligns with your hopes and wishes. All you need to do this Christmas season to begin your adoption process is contact Adoption Choices of Arizona, and we will assist you every step along the way.
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!
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