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What About the Birth Father During the Adoption Process?

By Tabitha Robbins

When it comes to adoption agencies in Arizona, it can be hard to find the right one for your unexpected pregnancy. One that will help you with decisions and questions and provide services you might want/need. Our adoption agency is here to support you with your unexpected pregnancy. Whether or not you have a supportive partner (like a birth father), family member, or friend.

When it comes to knowing the responsibilities or roles a birth father takes in the adoption process, we can provide you with those answers. Not just the ones involved but also the birth fathers who aren’t involved. Including the birth fathers who are unknown, maybe even unsupportive of your choice for adoption. Our agency at Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help you with any questions about adoption. We’re available 24/7 to give you the advice or answers you might need. In other words, we’re here waiting to help you with your adoption plan.

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 1-480-900-5520 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.

Birth Father Roles and Responsibilities

There are some things you should know when considering putting a child up for adoption. Under the Arizona adoption law, a birth father’s rights must be terminated. That is either voluntarily or involuntarily to proceed with an adoption. This can be birth fathers you recently divorced or an unsupportive boyfriend. When it comes to birth fathers who are unknown or uninvolved, you have nothing to worry about.

You can continue with the adoption process as you planned. Also, the birth father’s consent is required if he is your spouse. Specifically, if you two were married during the last ten months leading up to the birth of the child. To learn more about your adoption rights for yourself or the birth father, consult an adoption attorney. Birth fathers who do support your decision in adoption can help in the following ways:

  • Whether you’re together or separated, being there from start to finish is important. It’s a good first step towards the adoption journey, which also shows your support and compassion.
  • If you want the birth father to partake in choosing our adoptive families, he can. It’s good to have someone (besides us) help you decide on what you want/need.
  • You can confide in each other about stress and how you feel and make choices together. You can also go to an adoption counselor together, which is something we can provide at Adoption choices of Arizona. 

If you and the birth father are on good terms and want him to be involved, he can be. It’s whatever you’re most comfortable with. It can be a relief to have support from someone you’re close to or used to be. Having extra support outside of our agency is welcomed. As long as it is something you agree with and want for yourself during the adoption process. Remember, this is your adoption journey. You make the final decisions.

Know Your Rights In the Adoption Process

We want to ensure you know your adoption rights at  Adoption Choices of Arizona. So, we can help you to the best of our abilities. At our agency, we let you know that you’re in control of your adoption plan. This journey is yours, and the decisions you make on it are your own. Even when it comes to the adoption options like an open, semi-open, and closed adoption.

We let you decide what is best for you and your child. Unlike some adoption agencies in Arizona, we support you and show compassion in this hard and stressful time in your life. That said, it’s also important to know that we specialize in pregnant moms and birth family adoption services. Access personalized help and financial support today for creating an adoption plan. We have the experience to give you the answers you need, including providing the services to help. 

We help provide you with information on how to place your child for adoption, not how to give a baby up for adoption. That’s because adoption isn’t giving up. It’s a brave choice made out of love. You’re providing your child with a family who will raise them with unconditional love. A family that will make sure they have a happy and healthy life. If you’re considering adoption and want to know where to find us, our locations are in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson. We serve statewide.

We are a private adoption agency licensed by the state of Arizona. The adoption journey is unique to each person, and we are always here to help you. So, don’t hesitate to contact us to help you with your adoption process or to begin your adoption 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!

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