All About Birth Fathers
Getting through an unplanned pregnancy can feel lonely if you don’t have access to resources and options. Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to provide those resources and to offer information on the birth father’s potential involvement. The birth father is the biological father of a child. Understanding the birth father’s rights regarding your child’s adoption process is an important first step. We will walk through your adoption plan together and figure out all about birth fathers and where they fits into the process. Our agency has a plethora of options to help with your adoption. We will always treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefits you need.
Learning About All the Birth Fathers and Their Involvement
You may have questions about the birth father’s involvement based on your relationship with him. Perhaps the birth father is a supportive, loving partner that will walk through your adoption process with you. If this is the case, the adoption process may proceed without additional requirements. The two of you can determine which family you’d like to adopt your child to and how what degree of contact with your baby you’d like to maintain in the future. Open adoption allows you to choose the family that adopts your baby. Once your child is born, the two of you will sign consent paperwork that confirms the completed adoption plan with the new family. This understanding of the adoption process works equally well even if your relationship is no longer intimate.
An Absent Birth Father Won’t Slow Down Your Adoption Process
If the birth father is unknown or estranged, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to know about your situation so that we can figure out the best course of action for getting your adoption process up and running. An uninvolved birth father won’t prevent you from placing your baby up for adoption. Contacting our private adoption agency should be your first step in making your adoption plan. Our adoption specialists will help you understand the process and get you going in the right direction.
The Choice For Adoption Is Always Up to You
Perhaps you and the birth father are going through a divorce and are still looking to put your child up for adoption. We want you to know that your personal relationship standing won’t have any impact on the process. There might be more to consider regarding understanding your rights and the birth father’s rights. Before detailing the birth father’s rights, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants you to know that the decision for adoption is not obligatory. Even after you’ve contacted adoption agencies, the decision is yours to make. That being said, let’s get into more details so that you can formulate a plan that’s right for you.
Adoption Choices: Closed and Open Adoptions
If you and the birth father’s decision is to pursue adoption, it’s important to know that the birth father’s involvement can still be present. There are plans that determine your involvement in the child’s life after adoption, including open or closed adoptions. An open adoption will involve a set amount of annual visits with you, the birth father (if present), and the adopting family. Another option is a closed adoption. This would not include any contact with the birth parents and the birth child. More information about what is best and healthiest for your baby is accessible through small groups, online resources, and by contacting adoption agencies such as ours.
Figuring Out Your Adoption Plan
Ultimately, these options are not up to the adopting parents to decide. Rather, these are your decisions to make. The parents that agree to your adoption plan are the ones that Adoption Choices of Arizona will connect you with. A short time after the birth of your child, contracts outlining the accessibility of your agreed participation in the life of your birth child will be signed. This will obligate all parties involved to fulfill their ends of the contract. Just know that whichever plan you decide to go with, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to get our adoption specialists together with you to outline a plan.
Taking The Steps Needed For Your Adoption Journey
The steps you will be taking are important steps to take with the help of our agency. If you and the birth father are able to take this journey together, understanding each other is important. Identifying what each of you wants in your adoption plan can truly make this process much more simple. If the birth father is not a part of your baby’s life and has nothing to do with your adoption journey, then fear not. Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to walk you through any difficulties in the coming months. Placing your baby up for adoption is a brave decision. It is a decision that you, the birth mother, have the right to make. The adoption journey is unique to each person, and we are always here to help you.
There is always a family waiting to love your child! Educating yourself on your options is the first step toward a healthy adoption! 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!