All About Adoption Agencies
By Tyra Watts
Putting a child up for adoption is one of three unwanted pregnancies you, the birth mother, can choose from. The other two are termination of pregnancy (also known as abortion) and parenting. There are plenty of adoption agencies in the United States that can help you with adoption. If you live in Arizona, we have adoption agencies in Arizona. We have a wonderful team of employees within these adoption agencies. We assist birth mothers with whatever needs can be easily fulfilled. If you are a birth mother that wants to learn more about adoption agencies and place a baby for adoption, Adoption Choices of Arizona is the adoption agency for you. When learning about adoption agencies, it is important to know there are different types of adoption agencies, such as private adoption agencies.
What is a Private Adoption Agency?
A private adoption agency is a type of adoption agency that deals with private adoptions. A private adoption agency is the best place to go if you want a private adoption. When it comes to a private adoption, as the birth mother, you have most of the control over the adoption. If you’re still with the birth father and he supports the adoption, he plays the role of the supportive birth parent.
However, if you’re not with the birth father and he is against the adoption, he has the right to fight for his parental rights. As long as he’s been married to the birth mother ten months before childbirth or he signed the birth certificate and/or any paperwork that states he’s the father of the child. This can affect the adoption, and the issue will be taken to court. If it is proven that he cannot provide for the child, his rights can be terminated by the court, and you can move on with the adoption.
The termination of parental rights also applies when the birth father is unknown.
What Do Adoption Agencies Do?
Private adoption agencies provide a lot for birth mothers who want to place a baby for adoption. When you contact an adoption agency in Arizona, a birth parent counselor will schedule a meeting and help you get started on the adoption process. You will complete paperwork and we will get to know about your pregnancy and current situation. After that, we can help you find a doctor and start looking at potential adoptive families. As the birth mother, you are in control of your adoption plan.
When you find an adoptive family, you’ll match with that family, and our Arizona adoption agency will organize a meeting so you all can get to know each other. This step is important because depending on the type of adoption you select (open, closed, and semi-open) can alter it. For example, suppose you choose open adoption. In that case, you can get to know the adoptive family a lot better than a closed adoption, where contact is restricted.
You’ll check in with your doctor throughout pregnancy until your delivery date. When you give birth to your baby, the baby will leave the hospital with its adoptive family. There will be a court date scheduled to give your consent to the adoption. Lastly, a goodbye dinner will be held (if you want it).
Who Do Adoption Agencies Help?
Private adoption agencies primarily help the birth parents, adoptive families, and, most importantly, the children. We also help birth mothers who are in difficult situations such as homelessness, sexual assault, drug addictions, bad relationships, and much more. As an Arizona adoption agency, we treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefit you need.
What is the Difference Between Private Adoption and Public Adoption?
There are differences between private adoption and public adoption. Private adoption is primarily dealt with by a private adoption agency. Public adoption is dealt with through a foster care agency.
Another difference between these two adoptions is that with private adoptions, the adoption agencies in Arizona provide for you, the birth mother, in placing your baby for adoption. For example, private adoption agencies provide birth mothers with medical, financial, and housing assistance, among others. Meanwhile, with public adoption, the state typically provides for foster parents, for example, financial compensation.
There is a third difference between private adoption and public adoption. Private adoption lets the birth mother have control over the adoption and custody of the child (until the adoption is finalized). In public adoption, the Department of Social Services has custody of the child until they are placed in an adoptive family.
Adoption Choices of Arizona is Here To Help
If you are ready to place your child for adoption, then Adoption Choices of Arizona is the agency for you. 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 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!