How to Place Your Baby for Adoption in Arizona
By Syd Sukalski
Are you pregnant and considering placing your baby for adoption? Maybe you don’t know the steps you need to take to start the adoption process. Perhaps you’re not sure if adoption is right for you. And possibly you don’t know if you qualify as someone who can place your baby for adoption! Don’t worry, we’ll talk through all of these questions.
If you still have questions after reading this article, don’t hesitate to contact us or look into the other posts on our website! Adoption Choices of Arizona maintains some of the best adoption agencies in Arizona. We treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefits you need. Our adoption professionals want to answer your questions, even if you don’t know whether adoption is right for you, and to help you get started on your adoption plan.
Now, let’s talk about the adoption process!
Who Can Place Her Baby for Adoption in Arizona?
Some women worry they may not qualify for adoption because of life problems, including prison, drug use, or abusive relationships. But this isn’t true. Anyone can place her baby for adoption. It can depend on your situation whether the birth father has to be involved in the decision, and if you’re wondering about your specific case, please let us know. Some women also worry that the chance to place their child for adoption disappears once the child is born. This notion is another misconception. Many parents bring their children home and live with them for some time before they realize that supporting a child will not work for them right now. You can still place your baby for adoption, even after they’re born.
Choosing Adoption in Arizona
One requirement for placing your baby for adoption is that you believe it will be the best thing for them. You may also consider terminating your pregnancy or trying to parent your child. But, if neither of these options will work for you, remember that adoption has many benefits. Your child will go to a loving home with opportunities for a full and promising life. Depending on the type of adoption you choose, you may also be able to visit your birth child in their new home. And, by choosing adoption, you help create a family for people who may not have been able to have one otherwise. But, no matter how good these reasons are, you must only choose adoption if you believe it’s what’s best for you and your baby.
Creating Your Adoption Plan
Once you choose adoption, it’s time to contact us at Adoption Choices of Arizona! We will assign you to an adoption professional to help you design your adoption plan. All of the choices are yours! The adoption professional is just there to educate you and help you understand your options, including which types of adoption are available to you. There are three types of adoption, all with different levels of openness between you and your child’s adoptive family. You can opt for a closed adoption, which prevents any contact, an open adoption, which will allow direct contact, and semi-open adoption, which allows for communication through your adoption agency in Arizona.
Matching with an Adoptive Family
If you choose an open adoption, you will pick the family that adopts your child! You may also get to meet with your selected family before the adoption takes place. But, even if you don’t choose an open adoption, you can be confident that your child will go to a wonderful, loving home. We prescreen all of our adoptive families to ensure that they can support your child and give them a good home. And remember, all the adoptive parents we list on our site are families who want children, so you can be sure that, no matter which family they go to, they will love your child.
Having Your Baby and Finalizing the Adoption
If you are pregnant while you begin the adoption process, the time will come when you have your baby! Before this happens, you will set up a plan with your adoption professional. This plan will include everything you need to make you feel comfortable while you give birth. After you have your baby, the state of Arizona requires that a 48-hour period must pass before you sign the final papers that make the adoption official. Again, depending on your situation, the birth father may or may not need to sign.
What Happens After the Adoption Process Is Over?
After the adoption process ends and your birth child is with their family, you may experience some grief or sadness. These emotions are normal for anyone who has just placed their child for adoption. But don’t worry. Adoption Choices of Arizona provides counseling and support groups for all birth parents. If you have an open adoption, you may also set up visits with your birth child and their family. You can work with your birth child’s family to set boundaries and meeting times. Just because you place your child for adoption does not mean that you aren’t a part of their life. Even if you didn’t choose an open adoption, you still provided your child with love and opportunity by creating an adoption plan. By choosing adoption, you create a family.
If you have any questions or 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!