Navigating the Adoption Process in Arizona as a Birth Mother
So you’ve decided to put your child up for adoption in Arizona. Adoption Choices of Arizona makes it our mission to guide you through this process in this potentially stressful or tumultuous time if you choose us as your adoption agency. New birth mothers may find themselves overwhelmed by the adoption process. When paired with potential feelings of guilt for making this decision, they may find themselves struggling while navigating the adoption process in Arizona. In this article, we will outline all you need to know about the adoption process so that you can continue your adoption journey with the utmost clarity and capacity for success.
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we pride ourselves on having experienced professionals and an abundance of resources that can guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have. When deciding on adoption in Arizona, it is important to reach out to a professional who can alleviate your concerns and ensure that this process goes smoothly.
Step 1: Choose an Adoption Agency and Contact an Adoption Professional
As mentioned above, the adoption process can seem complicated when looking at it from the outside, especially given the many emotions you as the birth mother are likely to feel. This is why reaching out to an adoption professional should be your first choice after making your decision to choose adoption in Arizona.
If you are reading this article, then you already know that Adoption Choices of Arizona is not only an essential resource throughout this process but is also a great choice for an adoption agency. We will match you with a professional who will counsel you in person and be by your side throughout the entire process. Aside from providing you with essential information, our counselors will reduce your anxiety and take what may feel like an impossible task out of your hands.
Step 2: Work With Your Counselor to Make an Adoption Plan
The next step in the adoption process would be to sit down with your counselor and discuss your unique circumstances to form an adoption plan that works for you. Your counselor will consider all of your concerns and then begin developing a plan for how you would like the adoption process to go. Remember, when choosing adoption in Arizona, you are given complete control of the entire process. This means that you get to browse potential parents’ profiles, choose which parents you like, decide how much contact you would like, and much more.
Step 3: Pick Your Child’s Adoptive Family
After perusing the many parent profiles to find the right adoptive family, you will be ready to make your choice. Along the way, you would have worked with your counselor to decide which family best aligns with your values and if you can see a future for your child with this family. You will make your pick and be confident in your choice by the end. We hope that you would have felt a good deal of stress and uncertainty be lifted off your shoulders by this point in the process.
Step 4: Giving Birth and Placing Your Child
So you have worked with one of our counselors, formed an adoption plan that works for you, pick the adoptive family, and are now ready to give birth. Your trip to the hospital and all that will follow, including giving birth and allowing the adoptive family to interact with the child, will all have been outlined in your adoption plan. Because of this, these final steps should go as smoothly as possible. The goal is to ensure that you are completely in control and feel comfortable at every step. Now it is important to know that while you may have decided to allow the adoptive family contact with you and your child at the hospital, you will not yet be able to place your child until 72 hours have passed officially. However, following these 72 hours, you will be able to decide to sign the necessary paperwork and officially place your child with the adoptive family.
Navigating the Adoption Process: Life After Adoption
The next step following the adoption process is to begin adjusting to life post-adoption. This is vital for any birth mother and shouldn’t be neglected. Caring for yourself in this time is essential to continue your life without any setbacks. Depending on both the type of adoption you chose and the extent of the contact with the adoptive family and your child that was decided upon, you may choose to continue playing a role in your child’s life. This is a great option for birth mothers who want to continue playing a role in their child’s life, and choosing to play this role may ease the post-adoption process.
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we will provide you with all the necessary information and guidance that you need to have a smooth and successful adoption process. We are an adoption agency that will tailor our approach to your needs and support you both during and after your 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: David T. Garcia is currently a student at Syracuse University working towards his degree in English with a concentration in film. He is a resident of Northern New Jersey and spends much of his time in New York City, whether it be for business or pleasure. David is looking forward to graduation so he can begin his life and pursue his ambitions. He has dreams of moving out to New York City and working as a young professional in the content writing space while also working on his own screenplays. In his free time, David enjoys spending time with family as well as watching movies and reading books. He has a passion for travel and looks forward to new experiences.