A Guide to Transracial Adoption in Arizona
While transracial adoptions have their own set of challenges, they are no different from any other type of adoptionn. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, our adoption agencies in Arizona specialize in pregnant moms and birth family adoption services. Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child from a different race, ethnicity, or culture from your own. There are different types of transracial adoptions they come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.
How Do I Begin My Transracial Adoption?
As mentioned previously, there is no real difference between transracial adoption and other adoptions. The first step of the adoption is to contact us, Adoption Choices of Arizona. We are available 24/7 via phone or text. We will answer any preliminary questions you may have. If you decide that adoption is something you want to proceed with, we will assign you an adoption facilitator. Your adoption facilitator will help you navigate the adoption process, answer all of your questions, and be your advocate during labor and delivery.
After you make initial contact with us, we will begin your adoption journey. One of the best parts about adoption is choosing your child’s adoptive parents. Your adoption counselor will provide you with a range of prospective adoptive family profiles, and you can choose your child’s adoptive parents who you feel will be the best parent(s) to your child.
We encourage our birth mothers to choose their child’s adoptive family based on how they would like their child raised and the kind of people the adoptive family is. We never encourage our birth mothers to choose adoptive parents based on race. If you are unsatisfied with the adoptive family profiles we provide you with, we will supply you with more. We want you to feel confident in the decision you are making, and we never rush you through this process.
Once you choose your child’s adoptive family, the next step of the adoption process is labor and delivery. Your adoption counselor is there to be your advocate during this time and will be in the room with you if you wish. Finally, your baby will go home from the hospital with their new family. Adoption Choices of Arizona will ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is filled out and give your legal consent to the adoption.
Will Adoption Choices of Arizona Provide Me with Postpartum Support?
The short answer is an emphatic yes! First, of course, we provide all of our birth mothers with postpartum support. All of our birth mothers receive postpartum counseling if they wish to attend. Adoption Choices of Arizona has supportive counseling for one-on-one, group, and birth mother retreat.
One-on-one counseling is great if you want to express your feelings privately. You can express your fears and concerns to your adoption facilitator. These sessions are 100% confidential. Group supportive counseling sessions allow you to connect with other birth mothers who are going through or who have experienced what you are. Birth mother retreats are similar to group counseling sessions, except that you can “retreat” from your day-to-day life. Group counseling and birth mother retreats foster a sense of community and camaraderie.
Whatever you choose in your adoption, whether it be open or closed, transracial or not, Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help you. We specialize in adoption and all of its nuances.
Contact Adoption Choices of Arizona Today!
With offices in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, we have staff ready and waiting to help you. Adoption Choices of Arizona is the premier choice for all of your adoption-related needs in Arizona. There is always a family waiting to love your child. So contact us today to start your adoption process. We promise you’ll be glad you did!
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.
Her hobbies include brunch (yes, brunch is a hobby), fashion, makeup, and of course, reading and writing. Rayna has a real passion for the written word and correct grammar and syntax. She enjoys manipulating sentence structure and experimenting with punctuation in her writing. She’s what you would call a “werd nerd.” She was also recently featured at the Pensacola Museum of Art for her work, entitled Triangular Geometry.