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Reasons Why Adoption Could Be Right for You

By Blessing E. Ikhimokpa

Finding out you’re pregnant doesn’t always bring the expected joy. Some may think when birth mothers find out they’re pregnant. Some birth mothers are dealing with unplanned pregnancy. It feels like a dream they can’t wake up from, which is why they decide to terminate the pregnancy or place the birth child up for adoption. 

Depending on where you live, terminating the pregnancy isn’t an adoption. For birth mothers thinking of placing their baby for adoption. You can visit Adoption Choices of Arizona. We specialize in expectant mothers and birth family adoption services. 

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 1-480-900-5520 or visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona.

What are the benefits of adoption in Arizona?

For someone who’s never considered adoption. The adoption process might seem scary because it’s unknown. Don’t worry. There’s nothing to fear. You won’t be alone during the process. You’ll have both your adoption agent and your adoption counselor. Who will walk you through the adoption process and the adoption plan. 

Some benefits of adoption are:

  • You’re giving adoptive parents a chance to have a family of their own
  • Free from the financial stress of taking care of someone else
  • Having adoptive parents raise them is better than the birth mother neglecting them
  • The birth mother wants the birth child to be raised by people that would love them
  • If the birth mother is homeless, the birth child will get to be raised in a home
  • The birth mother has the option to be in the birth child’s life
  • There is always a family waiting to love your child
  • Free Consultation for pregnant moms and birth mothers considering adoption for their baby

For birth mothers dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Who doesn’t see themselves terminating the pregnancy? Nor raising the child. Adoption is the only option they see themselves going through. When birth mothers choose adoption, they have the option to have their adoption agent handle the adoption process for them. Or they could choose to do it themselves. 

What are some reasons birth mothers decide to place their birth child up for adoption?

When a birth mother is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Raising the birth child isn’t in their cards. This is why they either terminate the pregnancy or Put the child up for adoption. Some reasons birth mothers putting their baby up for adoption are:

  • It’s an unplanned pregnancy
  • They don’t have support from their family
  • They can’t afford to raise the birth child
  • The birth father is unknown or unsupportive
  • They’re too young to raise a child by themselves

What is an adoption process?

An adoption process is what birth mothers who decide to place a baby for adoption go over. During the adoption process, the adoption agent of the adoption agency of choice. Will help you create your adoption plan. Which are the different steps that are included in the adoption process. It goes over:

  • Who will help create the adoption plan
  • Why you’re creating an adoption plan
  • What kind of relationship you’re looking for with the birth child
  • Whether you’ll want to share contact information with the adoptive parents
  • Who the adoptive parents are/where they live
  • What the hospital/birth plan will look like

What are the steps of the adoption plan in Arizona?

Before birth, mothers can create an adoption plan. They have to contact an Adoption agency in Arizona. From there, the adoption agent or the adoption counselor will inform them about the adoption plan. In Arizona, similar to other states in the United States, there are similar steps in the adoption plan. For birth mothers considering adoption in Arizona. You can visit Adoption Choices of Arizona

At our agency, the adoption plan steps are:

  • Step 1: Contact a local adoption agency
  • Step 2: Choose from the three types of adoptions
  • Step 3: Choose the adoptive parents of choice
  • Step 4: Create a hospital/birth plan

Is counseling available for birth mothers considering adoption?

Birth mothers considering adoption have the option to seek counseling. During the adoption process and after. But if the birth mother decides they would rather not seek counseling after the adoption process. They have the choice to decline the offer. During the counseling, the counselor might go over:

  • How is the birth mother doing? 
  • What route have they decided to take with the unplanned pregnancy?
  • Are they considering adoption?
  • Are there any questions they have about the adoption process?
  • Would they like to continue receiving counseling after the adoption process?
  • After the adoption process, how are they feeling?

What are the different types of adoptions in Arizona?

Similar to other states, Arizona has three types of adoptions for birth mothers to choose from. There is an open, semi-open, and closed adoption. For birth mothers planning on being a steady part of their birth child’s life. They have the option to choose open adoption. In an open adoption, both birth parents and adoptive parents will share contact information. For the birth parents to get updated on the birth child. They can send and receive :

  • Phone calls
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Emails 
  • Text messages 

While in semi-open, hence the name. Birth parents have decided they would rather communicate with the adoptive parents. Be through the adoption agency rather than share their contact information. Since birth, parents have decided not to share contact information. When the adoptive parents want to send the birth parents something. They only have the option to send pictures. That will be shown to the birth parents through the adoption agency. Now in a closed adoption, the birth parents have taken a step back. As a result means, they’ve left the adoption process up to the adoption agency. They have decided they don’t want to:

  • Share contact information
  • Send and receive text messages, phone calls, emails, or pictures
  • Have the adoptive parents in the birthing room
  • Spend the 48-72 hours with the birth child before the adoption process ends

Thinking of placing your birth child up for adoption 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!