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What Are My Unexpected Pregnancy Options in Arizona

By Ryan Yau

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is always a scary prospect, especially if you are a young mother. You may find it difficult to have to balance work or school with having a child. Perhaps you are also concerned about the reactions of your parents or your peers.

As scary as facing an unplanned pregnancy may be, you don’t have to worry about going through it alone. Adoption Choices of Arizona can make sure that all your needs for an adoption are met.

Choosing What to Do with Your Child

As a birth mother facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are likely considering options for your child. You can keep the child, place it for adoption, or choose to terminate the pregnancy. In Arizona, adoption is legal before 15 weeks of pregnancy. The choice of what to do with your child is personal, and you should choose what’s best for you.

You may be considering adoption but have questions or hesitations about the process. Being informed about your options helps you make the best decision for you and your child. We can help inform you about the adoption process and the resources you have available.

Finding Assistance for Your Adoption

The adoption process is long and takes a lot of planning. However, our goal is to ensure that your adoption goes as smoothly as possible. We provide birth mothers with the assistance of an adoption specialist who can help plan your adoption. This will ensure that the adoption goes exactly as you want and meets all your needs.

If you have financial worries about the adoption process, we have you covered. The adoption plan also can help with any financial or monetary considerations. This includes hospital costs and rent during adoption, as well as food.

Other services, such as legal assistance or counseling, are offered for birth mothers. There are many resources available for you to take advantage of for the least stressful adoption possible.

Deciding What Type of Adoption You Want

There are many different types of adoption you can choose from to fit your needs. At our adoption agencies in Arizona, you have the ultimate say over any decision during the adoption process. Here are some of the common types of adoption:

  • Open adoption, in which you exchange contact information with your child’s adoptive family. This means you have the ability to visit your child and even play a part in their life. Of course, this depends on both your and the parents’ needs. In recent years, open adoption has become more popular, as it allows for more flexibility for keeping in touch.
  • Semi-open adoption, in which you receive updates from the agency about your child. Although you will not be able to visit your child, you can still be assured that they are doing okay.
  • Closed adoption, in which you receive neither updates nor contact information of your child. If pregnancy was a particularly difficult experience, you may consider choosing a closed adoption.

Counseling Services for Birth Mothers

Not only is adoption a long process, but it can be very emotional as well. Pregnancy creates a unique bond between mother and child, so separating is naturally difficult for many. Choosing to place your baby for adoption is never an easy decision, even if it may be beneficial. Some mothers who place their children for adoption experience birth mother grief. This is similar to the grief experienced upon losing a loved one, even if your child is not physically gone. 

We offer all birth mothers counseling services to help with these kinds of grief. Counseling is a great way to work through your feelings with a professional. Though it is natural to feel these kinds of difficult emotions, there are ways to subside them.

Besides one-on-one counseling, you may want to join a birth mother support group. These are groups of other birth parents who have gone through the adoption process. If you want to find a community with others who have similar experiences, this is a good option for you.

Dealing with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Facing an unplanned pregnancy is scary, but it does not have to be too difficult. Our adoption agencies in Arizona provide many resources for birth parents to take advantage of, such as financial assistance or counseling. We also strive to give you as much choice as possible in the process.

If you have any further questions about adoption, Adoption Choices of Arizona can inform you more about the process.