Choosing Adoption as a Rape Victim
By Tyra Watts
Sexual assault is one of the most traumatizing experiences that someone can go through. No one should have to endure such pain and violence, especially if you are a pregnant woman. If you are pregnant and a victim of sexual assault, it is important that you should know that you have three options to choose from and have to right to choose any of them. The first option is the termination of pregnancy, also known as abortion, the second option is parenting, and the last option is adoption.
Am I In Charge of my Adoption?
Yes, you are in charge of every step of your Arizona adoption plan. You’ll have to contact an adoption agency to get started (you can choose from any of our wonderful adoption agencies in Arizona). Next, you’ll schedule a meeting with a birth parent counselor. Then, you’ll fill out some paperwork and find a doctor. This is when the matching process starts. You’ll begin to look at profiles of adoptive families until you match with the adoptive family of your choice.
Your birth counselor will be by your side when necessary. Depending on the type of adoption you’ve selected (open, closed, and semi-open), you’ll have the opportunity to meet the adoptive family. By the time your due date rolls around, you’d have created your hospital birth plan. Your birth counselor will be there for you at the hospital. Once the baby is born, it’ll leave with the adoptive family. You’ll have a court date for when you’ll give up your parental rights. Finally, the last step of the adoption process is a goodbye dinner (if you want). Your expenses will be paid up to a month after delivery.
Adoption Choices of Arizona is in support of those who are victims of rape and are interested in putting their child up for adoption. We can provide various resources for the birth mother so that they can have a smooth and easy adoption process. For starters, we have supportive counseling. Our Arizona adoption agencies have a team of wonderful licensed professionals that are specialized in helping birth parents. We also have financial resources for birth mothers that’ll help pay for expenses such as groceries and utility bills.
We also have medical care to ensure that you’ll have the best prenatal care possible. Usually, the adoptive family would provide the funds for medical care. Arizona adoption agencies can help birth mothers with housing assistance for pregnant women near their area. Depending on your current situation, if you are facing a problem during the adoption process that’ll be taken into court, adoption agencies in Arizona will provide legal services to you. Our adoption attorney will help you understand the legal process during every step.
Choosing Adoption as a Rape Victim
Experiencing rape is something that has to be taken seriously. Adoption Choices of Arizona is an adoption agency that is against rape and other forms of sexual assault, and we stand with the victims. We put our birth mothers at the top of the priority list and do what we can to ensure that placing your baby for adoption is an easy process for you. Always remember that the adoption journey is unique to each person, and we are always here to help you. Not only that, but there is always a family waiting to love your child. Your child deserves to be in a safe and loving environment in which they can grow and thrive.
Are you a victim of rape that is interested in adoption? Or pregnant and due soon? Looking for more information to place your baby up for adoption? Call or Text today to speak to our dedicated adoption specialist. 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!