5 Benefits of Adoption in AZ
By Jessica Hall
We know you love your child, and you may not necessarily want to place a baby for adoption. But your current circumstances may not be what you imagined for yourself, and now you’re considering your options. Adoption Choices of Arizona helps birth mothers like you, who have unexpectedly become pregnant, navigate the adoption process and find a loving family to raise your baby. We treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefit you need. So let’s start with the five benefits of adoption and how to start the process.
Adoption allows hopeful parents to experience life with a child
Many people are looking to extend their families through adoption. There are a wide variety of reasons they may be looking to do so, but most have spent years struggling to start or grow their family. Because of your brave decision to place a baby for adoption, you’ll be giving them a chance at the happiness they’ve always dreamt of.
Adoption can prevent the struggles of being a single parent
As a single parent, the financial responsibility of paying for the baby’s clothing, food, education, medicine, and more falls on you. Beyond money, babies require a lot of care and attention. Many homes manage this by taking turns caring for the infant and getting necessary tasks done. And unless you have a supportive group of people who can help, the pressure may become overwhelming. You do not have to be a single parent. Ready families can be found through adoption agencies dedicated to building Arizona families.
Adoption is always free for you
As a birth mother, adoption comes at no expense. You don’t get paid for choosing to place your child with an adoptive family, but there is financial support available for certain expenses. It’s important to Adoption Choices of Arizona that you’re safe and healthy during pregnancy and after you’ve given birth. Needs such as rent, groceries, transportation, phone service, and maternity clothing will be covered. When you start the adoption process, your dedicated counselor will help you create a budget to make sure your needs are met, so you don’t experience any financial stress. If you’re ready to start, reach out to access personalized help and financial support today for creating an adoption plan.
Adoption gives adoptees a chance at a healthy, stable life
Placing your baby for adoption means you’re giving them a chance to create a life you may not be able to give them. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, our waiting families have undergone a thorough screening process to ensure each home will provide a nurturing environment for your baby to grow up in. This does not mean that every family is an exact fit for you. Every situation is unique and deserves special consideration. After an initial conversation, we’ll help you navigate your options so you feel confident you’ve made the right decision.
Adoption lets birth mothers decide how open the relationship will be
When looking through adoption agencies in Arizona, you’ll notice each agency provides several types of adoptions for expectant mothers to choose from. Each will come with guidelines for both the birth mother and adoptive parents to follow in order to respect each other’s boundaries. It’s important to go through each available option for you to understand which is best for you. This will help you build an adoption plan you feel good about.
The first option is an open adoption. There’s an ongoing relationship that includes in-person visits. The number of visits may vary with each family, and this is something you’ll decide when informing us of the adoption relationship you want to have with the adoptive family.
A semi-open adoption also includes an ongoing relationship like an open adoption but doesn’t include in-person visits. Typically, the birth mother and adoptive parents meet before the birth but discontinue any visits after the baby is placed in the new home.
The third option is called a closed adoption. There is no contact between the adoptive parents and the birth mother after the placement of the baby. However, they do still meet before the baby is born to ensure you, the birth mother, know who will be raising your child.
So, how do you get started?
We understand that putting a child up for adoption may feel like a big decision, and you may not know where to begin. The good news is that you’ve already started the first step by reading this blog – research! The next step is to reach out to us at Adoption Choices of Arizona so we can better understand your personal preferences and help you achieve the adoption you want. Reaching out does not mean you’re required to continue the process. We will always help you understand the process so you know your rights.
This is a big decision. A decision that you may not have imagined for yourself, but you are not alone. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we specialize in pregnant moms and birth family adoption services that create beautiful, loving families. Your baby deserves a stable home that can provide a healthy environment for them to thrive. You deserve to live your life as you feel right for you.
Reach out today for a free consultation. We are ready to walk hand in hand as you move through the process. If you need adoption help now, please call us at 480-900-5520, text us at 602-922-0408 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.
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!