Adoption in Arizona After Roe v Wade
By Kelly Paczkowski
You may have noticed in the news that Congress has recently overturned Roe v Wade. A long-standing law that has been around since 1973 made abortions legal. Perhaps you have found yourself thinking abortion was your only answer for an unplanned pregnancy. However, have you ever thought about your options? We at Adoption Choices of Arizona are here to let you know what adoption might look like after Roe v Wade’s overturning.
If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 1-480-900-5520 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.
What are my options?
While access to terminating a pregnancy is currently limited, each state has its own laws. Therefore, it is always best to seek information from a legal professional in your state before proceeding.
- Traveling to another state where abortion is legal
- Raising child with birth father, partner or by yourself
- Having the birth father raise the child
- Allowing a family member to raise the child
- Placing a baby for adoption
An unplanned pregnancy can be very overwhelming. You may feel that you are not in a position to raise a child at this place in your life. Now with the current ruling on Roe v Wade, you may have thought you are left without options, but you still have some available.
Placing My Baby for Adoption
Adoption can be a great way to help someone grow their family that might not be able to on their own. Unfortunately, many birthmothers might not know where to start or what adoption entails. Many women believe that they may not get an option or a choice when planning to put baby up for adoption. That is simply not true. You get to make choices during the adoption process.
The first step would be to contact an adoption agency in Arizona. Adoption Choices of Arizona is a licensed, private adoption agency in Arizona. Our dedicated staff is here to answer your questions. Even if adoption is not an option for you, we will gladly assist you in any way possible. However, you are under no obligation.
A dedicated adoption specialist will be assigned to you. Upon learning what type of adoptive family you are looking for to raise your child, they will provide you with profiles of approved adoptive families. You will get to choose the perfect family to raise your child and provide a lifetime of love.
Types of Adoption
There are three main types of adoption. Those types include open, semi-open, and closed. The amount of contact and communication you want with the child and the adoptive family will determine the type of adoption you want.
- Open – is when there can be a lot of communication between you and the adoptive family. It could look like having visits, phone calls, and an open line of communication, hence the term “open” adoption.
- Semi-Open – is when there is more limited communication. There could still be visits, but it may only be once a year, or you receive letters and photos.
- Closed – This is exactly what it says – closed. There will not be any contact to be expected between you and your child or adoptive family.
Right now, with the decision of Roe vs. Wade being overturned, you may be feeling nervous about an unplanned pregnancy. That is perfectly understandable. You may feel that you do not have anywhere to turn in during this time. However, you do still have options available to you.
Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to educate you on your options so that you can make a well-informed decision for you and your baby.
Adoption Choices of Arizona
Since 2011 Adoption Choices has been dedicated to supporting birth mothers of unexpected pregnancies. You will never be judged for your situation and are under no obligation. The well-experienced staff members at Adoption Choices of Arizona are here to offer support and to be a safe haven for expectant mothers. We can offer life training and resources to expectant mothers. We also understand that your journey is just as unique as you are, and we strive to meet your needs specific to you. Only you can decide which option is best for you. You are the only one who knows your current situation the best and can determine your needs. Just because the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe vs. Wade, do not feel you are limited in your choices.
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!