Choosing Adoption as a Career-Driven Pregnant Woman
By Jan Douglas
Unplanned pregnancies happen. You are not alone if you are pregnant and don’t want the baby because of your career. Many women have worked hard to get where they are in their profession. You may have started your career in an internship or entry-level job and finally begun working your way “up the ladder.” Or maybe you have always been focused on your profession and have no desire to be a parent.
One of your options can be adoption. Our private adoption agency is one of the best adoption agencies in Arizona. We will treat you with respect and dignity and ensure you receive the birth mother benefits you need. Adoption Choices of Arizona is a local adoption agency. You can meet with an experienced adoption specialist and learn about the benefits of adoption. Adoption could be the best option for you!
Reasons Why a Woman Pursuing a Career Chooses Adoption
- Raising a child will not fit in with your lifestyle
- The difficulty in balancing a high-pressure job and kids
- You have decided you do not want children but want to focus on your career
Placing your baby for adoption can be a fulfilling alternative to terminating the pregnancy or becoming a parent. The reasons a woman decides on adoption are numerous and diverse. Only you understand what you are capable of when facing an unexpected pregnancy. Adoption can be a beautiful choice. You could be the person to change the life of hopeful adoptive parents. Often these people have experienced heartache and have a loving home waiting for a special child.
What is Involved in the Adoption Process for an Adoption in Arizona
If you are asking yourself, how do I place a baby for adoption? Our licensed adoption agency can explain the steps.
- Call our agency and schedule an initial meeting in person or a video chat
- Decide on the type of adoption you are comfortable with
- Complete the necessary paperwork with a birth mother specialist
- Will you need any pregnancy care? – medical, transportation, and financial help
- Review several adoptive family profiles, and make your selection
- Family Introduction! (If you want to meet the adoptive parents.)
- Decide on a hospital and birth plan
- Baby’s birth and post-placement support
The Adoption Plan – One of the Major Decisions in Adoption
Three Types of Adoption
- Open Adoption
- Semi-open Adoption
- Closed Adoption
The type of adoption will set forth the level of openness between the birth mother and the adoptive family/child. The wonderful thing about adoptions today is the creativity when creating your personal adoption plan. Open adoption can involve visits, phone calls, and the sharing of photos. You can watch your child grow up and tell them about their family background.
Semi-open adoption involves sharing pictures and letters, usually through the adoption agency. You will be able to watch your child grow up but without a personal relationship. You will not exchange names and addresses.
If you want complete confidentiality, with the only information shared being your medical history, a closed adoption should be your choice. This type of adoption is not as common today. But there may be reasons for a birth mom choosing this path.
The Hospital Plan in Adoption
The birth mother can create her hospital experience. She can decide things such as:
- Who will be in the delivery room with her for support?
- Would she like the adoptive parents present?
- Does she want to be the first one to hold her baby?
- The birth mom can decide if she wants to take pictures or leave a keepsake or gift for the baby.
Adoption as a Gift and Why It Should be Among Your Preferences
Although you may not be ready or have a desire to parent, many people do. And they may have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to become parents. You could be the person to change their lives. It can be tough to balance a career-driven life and kids. However, this is a decision you will need to make on your own. You should not let anyone pressure you into making a decision that is not what you want. Adoption is a wonderful and safe alternative to an unexpected pregnancy.
There are several adoption agencies in Arizona. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and want compassionate and honest support, Adoption Choices of Arizona is an excellent choice. We are private, local, and licensed. Our birth mother specialists have joined numerous women on their adoption journey. They understand the highs and lows of adoption, the adoption requirements in Arizona, and everything involved in the adoption process. One of our adoption specialists can meet face-to-face or via video chat to discuss your options. We offer support and someone to walk the adoption journey with you.