Can You Place Your Child up For Adoption While in the Military?
You have been with the military for a certain amount of time. Protecting your country may be your top priority, but your personal life has now become the first priority. You are in the military and have had an unplanned pregnancy. Your responsibility now is handling unplanned pregnancy. While you’re enlisted in the military, it may be challenging to have a pregnancy. One of your biggest questions is: if I’m in the military, can I also put my child up for adoption? Yes, you can plan to put your child up for adoption.
Are there Any Differences with a Military Pregnancy Adoption?
There may be slight adjustments when planning the adoption. For example, if you are serving any specific branch in the U.S. military, there will be slight differences in your adoption plan. Make sure you ask for information in your specific branch of the military so they can help you plan the next steps before you come home. These differences and adjustments vary but make sure to follow them, so your transition back to Arizona is safe and quick.
What are My Unplanned Pregnancy Options?
We at Adoption Choices of Arizona will help you through this Arizona adoption process. We want you, a true resident of Arizona, serving the military, to have a smooth process with your unplanned pregnancy. Your options are to create an adoption plan and choose an adoptive family. To do that, you must choose what kind of adoption you want. There are three main adoption options: open, semi-open, and closed.
- Open Adoption
- Semi-Open Adoption
- Closed Adoption
How Can I Start the Adoption Process While in the Military?
To begin your adoption in Arizona, start by coming back to your home. If you live in any area in Arizona, your home state, contact Adoption Choices of Arizona to help you handle the pregnancy and provide you with resources. Policies may be different for the branch you are working for in the U.S. Military. Once you have the information, you can work out the details and time of departure back to Arizona to have your baby.
What are My Unplanned Pregnancy Arizona Services?
We provide financial aid, housing, medical appointments, transportation, food, and counseling.
Financial aid: You may be struggling financially to help your child, or you may not have enough funding when it comes to your living when coming home from the military. We provide grants, loans, and other financial resources that can help you these upcoming months. When you choose your adoptive family, they can also help contribute to the costs of this unplanned pregnancy.
Housing- Your living situation may not be able to accommodate a child. Adoption Choices of Arizona can help you find proper housing for you and your child to live in a while going through this process. Having a stable home environment is good for you and the baby.
Medical Appointments: getting medical checkups and exams to make sure you and the child are in good health is important. If you are unable to pay for a doctor’s visit or do not have a primary doctor, we can help find a doctor for you or cover the expenses for your daily medical checkups.
Transportation: Having a car or bus fare is important when getting to and from doctor’s appointments or getting essentials for yourself. The adoptive parents and Adoption Choices of Arizona can help provide transportation for you. This will make going to appointments easier and less stressful.
Food: Having good meals with nutritional value is important during pregnancy. Having the right food plan is good for the mind and body. Some financial assistance can be given to you so you can create the proper meals for yourself and gain strength.
Counseling: You may be a resilient military officer for the United States. You may seem indestructible, but you are a wonderful human being. You need proper care and help during an unplanned pregnancy. Finding a group of amazing military women who share the same circumstance with you can help you through this journey. Counseling can be set as one on one discussions to get all your worries and experiences from the military out into the open. You have been serving our country and have seen things no one else has. Having a clear conscience can help ease any tension and have a better mental health mindset. Even after the pregnancy is complete and your adoptive family takes care of your baby, your counseling sessions are free and still there for you.
Adoption Choices of Arizona will help all military women get the proper care they need. Having an unplanned pregnancy is okay. Once you plan your visit to any private adoption agency in Arizona, you can start to plan how everything will go from start to finish. Taking care of your personal life first will help to a steady recovery. After that, you will be providing a wonderful home to your child and get back to protecting and serving the country you love.
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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