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Choosing Private Adoption in Arizona 

By Maleah Adams 

As a woman navigating an unplanned pregnancy, you may have found yourself exploring online resources to learn more about the various adoption services offered in your community. And amidst that search, you may have come across the term “private adoption.” This is a type of adoption that not many are completely familiar with. And for that reason, it can be overlooked as an option during the adoption process. Private adoption is when a birth mother works directly with the adoptive parents, avoiding the unnecessary obstacles of public adoption. It’s a way for you, the birth mother, to have full control and transparency throughout your pregnancy or after you have given birth. 

At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we provide the assistance you need to make an informed decision about whether or not private adoption is right for you. Choosing private adoption in Arizona offers both the birth mother and the prospective adoptive family a more streamlined and supportive process. Our system provides a wide range of options, allowing birth parents to personalize their own adoption journey according to their own preferences and circumstances. 

What are the Differences Between Closed, Open, and Semi-Open Adoption?

Exploring the complexities of adoption can seem overwhelming at first glance, especially if you don’t know the differences between the more common adoption types available. Listed below are the characteristics of the level of openness available through the different adoption routes. 

  • Closed Adoption: In a closed adoption, the adoptive family and the birth parents share little to no contact with one another. This can often mean that identifying information about both parties is limited or completely unavailable. 
  • Open Adoption: This type of child adoption allows for the birth parents and adoptive families to keep in contact throughout the birth mother’s pregnancy and/or throughout the child’s life. The term “contact” can mean different things to different families and is fully up to the discretion of the birth parents. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption: Many adoption agencies will provide a facilitator as a method of communication between the birth parents and the adoptive family in semi-open adoptions. They will pass on items like photos, letters, drawings, etc.

Public vs. Private Adoption

The choice between public and private adoption stands as a pivotal decision for birth parents considering adoption. Understanding the differences between both these types of adoption agencies in Arizona is essential when you are starting your adoption journey. 

  1. Public Adoption: In a public adoption, after the birth mother places her baby up for adoption, the child is then sent to a foster home where they will await placement. Since this type of adoption often occurs after the birth mother has given birth, financial assistance isn’t usually available throughout the pregnancy. 
  2. Private Adoption: Private adoption offers counseling for both the birth and adoptive parents throughout the adoption process. This elicits a smoother transition and allows the birth mother to be fully in control. Choosing private adoption also provides the birth mother with complete financial assistance throughout her pregnancy.

Empowering Birth Mothers in Arizona: The Promises of Private Adoption 

As a pregnant woman considering private adoption in Arizona, you have experienced a lot of change in such a short span of time. It can be overwhelming to think about everything in your life that is about to be different. Listed below are the services we can offer that will help you to better navigate these changes. 

For all eligible birth mothers, we provide: 

  • Financial Stability: If you are committed to an adoption plan, we will provide some financial assistance for items like bills and groceries. This will hopefully mitigate some of your stress and leave you to focus on having a healthy pregnancy. 
  • Medical Care: Being mindful of your health is the single most important thing you can do during a pregnancy. Knowing this, we make sure you receive the prenatal care and birth plan you deserve. The medical expenses we or other adoption agencies in Arizona  cannot cover are usually funded by the adoptive parents. 
  • Housing Services: If you are in need of a safe place to stay, we will provide a comfortable environment for you to live in further into your pregnancy. 
  • Legal Services: If you are sincere about your adoption plan, you will be provided with an adoption attorney who will guide you through the legal process and remind you of your rights throughout your adoption journey. 
  • Supportive Counseling: We will connect you with our adoption counselors, who will help you make decisions that best suit your unique situation. 

You are in Control of Your Adoption Journey

One of the most important benefits, however, is knowing that you are in complete control throughout the entire adoption process. Although the phrase “give up” is used frequently in the world of adoption, you are, in no way, “giving up” your child. What you are “giving” them is a chance at a better life. Which is one of the most selfless acts a mother can perform. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we recognize that sacrifice and want to ensure that you are treated with the care and attention you deserve. 

Adoption Choices of Arizona is Here to Help 

With our emphasis on direct communication and personalized assistance, Adoption Choices of Arizona fosters positive relationships between birth parents and adoptive families. While also prioritizing the well-being and best interests of your child. If you are in need of pregnancy help and are committed to an adoption plan, we will make sure you have the financial and emotional support you need throughout the process.  

Our staff is here to help you turn the difficult decision of placing your baby up for adoption into a positive experience. With a personalized adoption plan, we will work to ensure both your desires for your child and your needs are met. 

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering private adoption, please contact Adoption Choices of Arizona today.