Modern Adoption Vs. Past Adoption
The world has changed before you, your parents, or grandparents were born. We have new technology systems released to the public every year. To add on, technology comes in different forms such as phones, computers, video games, and more. Not to mention we have new products that change each year like transportation or even lights. I am saying this because if you are a birth mother reading this and wondering ways if the adoption process differs from the past, then the answer is yes.
Adoption became legal, by law a called Adoption of Children Act, in 1851 for the sake of supporting children in need and securing their wellbeing. As time progressed, more laws were passed in connection to adoption. Much like today, laws are still passing for the purpose of supporting birth mothers, unborn or born children, and adoptive families.
Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we love adoption in Arizona and sharing information! As a private adoption agency, we support and understand laws that are practiced for the sake of saving children. We want to build families, but while doing so, make sure that your child is placed in a safe and loving family with pure intentions.
I have a family that put their baby up for adoption in the past. How has adoption evolved over the years?
The adoption process has changed, but the goal is still the same. That is to put a child in a home where they will be taken care of mentally, emotionally, and physically. In Arizona, the adoption process may be different from other states with different rules that need to be abided by. One of the differences in the development of three different types of adoptions: open, semi-open, and closed. Reasons for creating more forms of adoption were to protect birth parents such as yourself identities. Though since the existence of adoption, there has been an overwhelming stigma that is still an issue.
There is an aspect of the adoption process you are awarded today. It is the support from the adoption agency such as here. Adoption Choices of Arizona helps you financially and mentally due to the mental strain the adoption process puts on birth mothers. We came to notice that birth mothers deserve support and can sustain feelings of guilt or more after their baby is no longer in their care.
But, if you are worried about putting your child up for adoption due to the stigma and stories you were told from birth mothers that put their baby up for adoption. Still, come to us, we will answer all your questions and introduce you to some of the birth mothers that attend our adoption agency.
What is the present-day adoption process in Arizona?
- Step 1: When you first find out you are pregnant with an unplanned baby, you might be shocked. Then you begin to raise your options about what to do with said baby: either raise the child, put him/her up for adoption, or terminate your pregnancy. If you are considering adoption, contact us by call, text, or through our online service.
- Step 2: In order to intact a relationship with an agency, you will have a meeting with your caseworker. It can be virtual or in-person that choice is up to you as well as the option of us coming to you and meeting.
- Step 3: You will be provided paperwork that is vital to fill out. Also, during such a time, we would like you to provide us with the paperwork that shows you are pregnant. We would just like to know for sure to proceed, and no mishaps happen.
- Step 4: Make sure you keep up with medical appointments during such a time. It is important for not only you but your baby.
- Step 5: Eventually, we will give you parent profiles based on the preferences you gave us. If you are not in support of the parents we provided, then we will give you more!
- Step 6: If you need financial assistance in different areas such as housing, groceries, or more, we can provide such.
- Step 7: Based upon the type of adoption you chose: open, semi-open, or closed. You will meet the adoptive parents of your baby.
- Step 8: As your pregnancy progresses, you will keep in contact with us as your agency and your child’s adoptive parents. It is important that you instill a relationship with them.
- Step 9: Your due date will come! Your caseworker will be present for support and more, where present people will follow the birth plan you created.
- Step 10: After you sign paperwork relinquishing your parental rights, the baby will be allowed to leave the hospital with his/her adoptive parents. Also, court dates and legal requirements will need to be met.
- Step 11: Relations between yourself and your baby’s adoptive parents will still continue in different forms. If we are supporting you financially one month after the birth of your baby, such coverage will be terminated.
Though you have given birth to the baby, we want you to know that you are still part of the Adoption Choices of Arizona family!
Was counseling offered and still offered to birth mothers after their baby is in the custody of their adoptive parents?
Absolutely. We offer counseling free of charge because we understand the emotional turmoil adoption can put upon you as a mother. Needing pregnant adoption help and support might put you in a confusion of emotions. We want to help build your confidence and feel comfortable about your choices through the adoption process.
We are an Adoption Family that Wants to Help Adoptive Families
We are a private adoption agency founded in 2011. Since our start-up, we have served local Arizona women or families who are seeking to adopt or put their baby up for adoption. With the qualified staff, we are able to help birth mothers that lack support and are judged often. With a 24/7 service, we are able to help you at any time. If you have any questions or more, please contact us through our portal! We would love to help and support you during such a precious time.
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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