Welcome to the World of Adoption
When you are pregnant and considering adoption, the most important thing to remember is that you are not giving up. Instead, by creating an adoption plan, you are ensuring you and your baby receive the best care possible for your unique situation.
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we are here to help you during the entire adoption process. We are a private, state-licensed organization assisting mothers and families all over Arizona. From deciding which type of adoption is right for you to post-delivery support, we are trained to advocate for you.
We understand that placing your baby for adoption is a life-changing decision. With this introduction to the adoption world, we want to make sure you feel confident in your choice.
What Exactly Is Adoption?
Generally, adoption is the process of legally raising another person’s child. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we help pregnant women who are considering placing their babies for adoption. Our adoption specialists aid birth mothers one-on-one through each step. The support we offer aims to create the most comfortable experience possible.
How is Open Adoption Different From Closed or Semi-Closed Adoption?
When you first decide to place your baby for adoption, you have a lot of big decisions to make. It is important that you understand the three types of adoption offered in Arizona so that you can pick the type that best suits your needs.
Open adoption is when the birth mother has contact with your child and the birth family after the adoption. But open adoption doesn’t necessarily mean phone calls or in-person visits. It all depends on what is best for you, the child, and the family. The adoptive family could send photos and videos or share medical information.
On the other hand, closed adoption is when the birth parent has little to no contact with the child. In this case, records of the adoption are usually kept sealed.
Just like it sounds, semi-closed adoption is a mix between the two. Some information may be shared between the birth mother and adoptive parents. The information is sometimes facilitated through adoption agencies.
You should make sure to discuss the type of adoption with the adoptive family. Agreeing on the type will make the process run smoother. In general, when you are thinking about putting your baby up for adoption, there are several pros and cons to consider.
Pro: Adoption is Free For Birth Mothers
There is no cost of adoption for birth mothers. In fact, you may qualify for financial assistance. In addition, our adoption specialists can help find assistance for medical costs. Contact us to learn more about the resources we offer for birth mothers.
Con: Adoption Is a Long Process
When you begin looking into adoption agencies in Arizona, you should be prepared for a commitment. We want to be as thorough as possible in helping you find the right family for your baby.
If you are intimidated by the adoption process, that’s okay! Our adoption specialists are here for you.
Pro: Choose Your Adoptive Family
Our adoption specialists will provide you with family profiles to select from. We understand you want the adoptive parents to offer your baby a safe and loving home. Therefore, each family is carefully screened and must pass a background check.
We put you in control of choosing a family that best matches your values. Same-sex couples, single parents, and transracial adoptions are all welcome at our adoption agencies in Arizona.
By the end of the adoption process, we want you to feel assured that your baby is in a safe and loving home.
Con: You May Feel Sadness During The Adoption Process
You may feel like you are “giving up,” or you may question what is best for you and your baby. It is perfectly normal to second-guess yourself during the adoption process. However, we are here to remind you that choosing adoption is not giving up. Our adoption specialists are prepared to walk you through these negative feelings.
Pro: Post-Adoption Support
We understand feelings of sadness or stress won’t go away after the baby is born. That’s why our adoption specialists offer post-adoption support. With us, you are never alone! Not only do we offer emotional counseling, but you may receive financial assistance for 6 weeks after delivery.
Con: Adoption Requires Paperwork
Adoption is, at the basic level, a legal process. This means it’s necessary to fill out lots of paperwork, and all the legal terminology can be confusing. However, our goal is to make the adoption process as smooth as possible for you. Our adoption specialists are here to guide you and ensure you confidently understand each step of adoption in Arizona.
Adoption Choices of Arizona Is Here to Help
We understand that placing your baby for adoption is a difficult and emotional decision. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefit you need. We can help you create an adoption plan and assist you with personalized, professional care every step of the way.
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!