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How Do I Find Adoption Agencies in Arizona?

By Kelly Paczkowski

You are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and have decided that it is not the right time for you to raise a child. You are feeling overwhelmed and frightened. There are so many emotions going through your head right now, and you feel you would like to know more information on how to place a baby for adoption. But first, how do you find adoption agencies in Arizona?

If you have an unplanned pregnancy and have questions regarding whether adoption is right for you, then contact Adoption Choices of Arizona.  We have dedicated adoption specialists that will gladly answer your questions to help you determine what is best for you or your baby.

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

How Does Adoption in Arizona Work?

First of all, you will want to find yourself an adoption agency in Arizona that can help. There are thousands of adoption agencies. How will you know which one is right for you?

Step 1: Find an  Adoption Agency in Arizona that Best Fits Your Needs

Do an Internet Search for adoption agencies in Arizona. This might be helpful to get you started. However, it might be a little overwhelming with the options. Check how many stars they were given by others. This can be helpful when beginning out. 

Step 2: Research 

Research – Do your research on different agencies. You won’t want to just go with your first one. You will want to look for reviews from other expectant and birth mothers. Those reviews can say a lot about how an agency works.

Step 3: Don’t be Afraid to Ask Around

If you know other women in a similar situation and placed their babies for adoption, you can just ask them what agency they chose and why. What did they like best about their Arizona agency? What didn’t they like? This will help you get a picture of what you may like and not like about an agency.  

Once you have narrowed down your search, begin to contact agencies. Ask them any hard questions you may have. Speak with their adoption specialists to help you determine if they are the right fit for you. You also want to make sure you feel comfortable with them. If you do not feel comfortable with who you work, you could end up with feelings of regret later on. 

After you find the right agency, they will assign a specific adoption specialist to work with you. Someone who will provide support and find assistance for you if you need it. They will be there with you during the whole adoption journey and make sure you feel comfortable in your decision.  

Also, remember to go with your gut. If, for any reason, you feel something is not a good fit for you, do not be afraid to say that it is not working out. You are in control of the decision and have every right to voice your concerns. They might be able to find another specialist that you click with better.  

Choosing the Right Type of Adoption for You

Once you feel secure with your decision, your adoption specialist will work with you to find the right family for your baby. They will get to know you and ask what you are looking for in an adoptive family. They will ask about your preferences in parenting styles, religious beliefs, and what amount of contact you would like if any. The amount of communication and contact you would like depends on the type of adoption you will have.  

Open Adoption – You will have open communication between you, the adoptive family, and your baby. You could have scheduled visits, video, or telephone calls.

Semi-Open Adoption – You may have more limited contact than with open adoption. However, you will still be able to have some. This may look more like photos, letters, and possibly visits once or twice a year.

Closed – With a closed adoption, your communication with your baby and adoptive family is “closed off.” Meaning you will not have any contact with the adoptive family or your baby.  

Working With Adoption Choices of Arizona

Each birth mother can decide for themselves which they feel is the right choice for them. Your experienced adoption specialist will be able to help you determine if you feel unsure. The right adoption agency will even ask if you already prefer a family with children or prefer to have your child be the first one in that family. You are the one that is in complete control. Your adoption agency will then provide you with profiles of hopeful adoptive families that are waiting to love your baby. All you have to do is find an agency right for you. 

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado! Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

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