Celebrating National Adoption Month!
By Tyra Watts
This November marks national adoption month. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, it is important for us to celebrate the importance of adoption and how the birth mother, child, adoptive family, and adoption agencies in Arizona all play a part in making adoption possible. In this article, we will discuss what adoption is, the history behind adoption, why adoption is important, and the benefits of adoption. The adoption journey is unique to each person, and this month we are celebrating national adoption month! If you are a birth mother interested in placing your baby for adoption, then Adoption Choices of Arizona is the adoption agency for you.
We treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefit you need. 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
What Is Adoption?
Adoption is a common practice within the United States. It is the process in which the birth mother decides to give up their child in hopes for a family to take in the child and raise it as if it’s their child. When you place your baby for adoption, you are giving away your parental rights and letting the adoptive family be responsible for raising the child.
In the United States, the adoption process varies from state to state. To start an adoption, you, the birth mother, must contact an Arizona adoption agency. Next, you’ll schedule a meeting to discuss your situation and complete the paperwork. Then, Adoption Choices of Arizona will help you get financial assistance and other services if needed (this will be discussed later). After that, you’ll match with an adoptive family and could meet the adoptive family, depending on the type of adoption (open, closed, and semi-open) you choose. You’d have already completed your birth plan by the time you reach your due date. The baby will leave the hospital with an adoptive family when it is born. After the birth, you will have a scheduled date to give up your parental rights. Our adoption agencies in Arizona will continue to provide counseling and support if needed.
What’s The History Behind Adoption?
The history behind adoption in the United States can be traced back to the 1800s. Churches would play a part in these adoptions as adoption agencies since they always took in children. By the mid-twentieth century, laws were in place to make adoption legal and processed much easier. Nowadays, adoption is a lot common in the United States. Many kids are placed in safe and loving homes with supportive adoptive families.
Why Is Adoption Important?
Adoption is important for a lot of reasons. One reason is that it is one of three options that birth mothers can choose, the other two being the termination of pregnancy and parenting. Not all birth mothers can choose the to terminate of pregnancy or raise the child for many reasons (it is important to remember that any reason why a woman does not want a child is a valid reason). Another reason adoption is important is that it helps create new bonds between the birth mother and the adoptive family and the child and the adoptive family. Adoption also holds birth mothers and children to a much higher standard.
What Are The Benefits of Adoption?
There are many benefits of adoption, such as:
- Our adoption agencies provide additional assistance to birth mothers. We have financial assistance, housing assistance, medical assistance, and support counseling. As stated earlier, our adoption agencies will continue to provide assistance if needed. Expenses will be covered up to 6 weeks after delivery, and the support counseling is free.
- Birth mothers have control over their adoption plans. Since birth mothers have the right to choose three options for their regency, they also get to have the right to control their adoption plan. They pick the adoptive family, the type of adoption, their birth plan, and much more.
- Having different types of adoption to choose from. As previously stated, there are three types of adoption plans to choose from: open, closed, and semi-open. Open adoption allows you to choose the family that adopts your baby. The adoption agency controls closed adoptions, and you cannot communicate with the adoptive family and vice versa. Sem-open adoption is when there is some form of communication between the birth mother and the adoptive family.
And much more!
We Are Here To Help You Celebrate National Adoption Month
If you want to place your baby for adoption, then Adoption Choices of Arizona is the adoption agency for you. Putting your child up for adoption can be a difficult process, but Arizona adoption agencies are here to assist you in every step of the process. For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call us at or text us at 602-922-0408 . If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!