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Defining Private Adoptions in Arizona

By Kelly Paczkowski

Many people know of someone in their life who has been touched by adoption in one way or another. What people may not know is that there are different types of adoption. Adoption, in general, is the adoption process in which a child is placed into a family and is raised by people who are not their birth parents. The family takes legal and financial responsibility to raise that child as their own. In other words, the birth mother or parents voluntarily decide to place their baby for adoption. While adoption can happen in many ways, private adoptions are among the most popular.  

We at Adoption Choices of Arizona are here to walk you through all the steps you will need to take when considering private adoption. If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 1-480-900-5520 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.

Defining Private Adoptions in Arizona and What Does it Mean To Place a Baby Up for a Private Adoption?

Private adoptions are usually done through an adoption agency. For example, an expecting mother might decide that she is not at the point in her life to raising a child. She will then contact an adoption agency. That agency will then provide support and guidance through the steps of preparing for adoption.  

While preparing for adoption, an adoption agency in Arizona will have profiles of adoptive families just waiting to love your baby. Each of them has been pre-screened and approved to move forward with adoption. The adoption agency keeps the profiles until a birth mother is ready to choose one to raise her child. An adoption agency in Arizona is a great way to receive help on your adoption journey. The earlier you contact an agency, the better it is. If you need assistance for prenatal care or financial or housing support, you can get it earlier in your pregnancy than waiting. 

You will then be able to view the profiles that best suit your morals or beliefs. For example, if you want them to be religious, the agency will only show you profiles of active families in a religious community. You can even pick if you want them to be Protestant, Catholic, Baptist, etc. You can decide the home that your baby will grow up in.  

Another example could be if you want them to have siblings or if you want them to be the first child of a couple. There are couples that could not conceive any children on their own, or there are couples who may have already started a family. The prospective adoptive families are just as diverse as birth mothers. However, it all depends on your preferences. The decision on which adoptive family is chosen is ultimately up to you. 

Types of Private Adoption You Can Choose From

An advantage of private adoption is choosing how many contacts you want with your child and the adoptive family after giving birth. There are three basic types of private adoption

Open – This means you have communication between you, your baby, and the adoptive family. Beautiful relationships can be formed between birth parents and adoptive families. 

Semi-Open – You will have limited communication with your baby and adoptive families, but you may receive updates in pictures and letters.

Closed – means exactly that. The communication between you and the adoptive family is closed. There will not be any updates or contact with the adoptive family.

You cannot go wrong with any one of these choices. It all depends on what type and how many contacts you are comfortable with. Each birth mother chooses adoption for their reasons. You might feel that you are not where you want to be in your life before having children. You could be having financial problems, even facing homelessness, and not want to have your baby in the middle of it. Whatever the reason, choosing adoption can ensure your baby is placed in a loving adoptive family that you have hand selected.  

Why Choose Private Adoption in Arizona?

Pregnant and due soon? Looking for more information to place baby for adoption? Call, text, or email Adoption Choices of Arizona today. We have adoption specialists that are knowledgeable and dedicated. In addition, you can access personalized help and financial support for creating an adoption plan. The adoption journey is unique to each person, and we are here to help.

For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please, instead, visit us here!