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What is an Adoption Plan and How do I Create One in Arizona?

By Maleah Adams 

If you are a pregnant mother considering placing your baby up for adoption, you may benefit from knowing how to curate a personalized adoption plan. Doing so involves several key steps that are catered to your specific needs and preferences. These steps will ensure that you and your child are treated with the attention and care you both deserve. Having an adoption plan will assist you in regaining the control that many birth mothers feel like they have lost through the adoption process

You may still be asking: What exactly is an adoption plan? The best way to think of an adoption plan is to think of it as a road map of sorts. Something that guides you through the process and makes navigating your adoption journey much easier. Your adoption specialist will use your adoption plan to ensure your experience is as easy and as positive as possible. The staff at Adoption Choices of Arizona understands what you are going through and will provide you with the support you need to create your customized adoption plan. 

Importance of an Adoption Plan 

Now that you are aware of what an adoption plan is, we are going to discuss why they are so important. As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, it can become overwhelming when you think about all the intricacies that exist in the adoption world. Above anything, it’s important to acknowledge that you have all the power. You are the catalyst for your own personalized adoption journey. And although you are the one with control throughout the adoption process, that doesn’t mean you are expected to do everything on your own. You will be allocated an adoption specialist who will advocate for both you and your unborn child, providing you with the pregnancy help you need. No matter what you want to provide for your child, an adoption plan will aid you in making it happen. 

After creating your adoption plan, you’ll be able to: 

  • Find the adoptive family that best adheres to your specifications
  • Discuss the level of openness you are comfortable with throughout the adoption (closed, open, semi-open)
  • Make a decision about how involved you want the adoptive family to be through the birthing process and hospital stay
  • Discuss the contact you wish to pursue post-placement 

Creating Your Personalized Adoption Plan 

Your adoption plan acts as a guide for how you wish to pursue your journey with private adoption in Arizona. Making one allows your adoption agent to better communicate your needs to the adoptive family. Learn more about the steps you can take to craft the perfect adoption plan below. 

  • Choosing the Adoptive Family: After an initial consultation and a needs assessment, the next step in creating your adoption plan is choosing the family that will raise your child. There are many things that you can consider when choosing your child’s adoptive family, such as the family’s lifestyle, religion, neighborhood, etc. 
  • Getting to Know the Family: No matter what level of openness you decide on through your journey with private adoption in Arizona  (open,semi-open, or closed), you will be able to communicate with your chosen adoptive family. Whether that communication is directly or through your adoption counselor. This will allow you to let them know what you want for your baby and ask any questions you may have.
  • Discuss Birth Plan: After you have decided on the adoptive parents for your child, the next step is figuring out all the details surrounding the day of the birth. You need to discuss with your adoption specialist who you want at the hospital with you, the plan for post-birth, and other important details.
  • Post-Placement Desires: Your adoption specialist will ensure that your choice of your level of contact with your child is upheld after child adoption placement. You are in complete control, so whatever your desires are in terms of level of contact will be met. 

Benefits of Working with Adoption Choices of Arizona 

When you begin the process of curating an adoption plan, just remember that it is personalized to fit your needs. You are the only person who gets to decide what is best for you and your baby. And if you aren’t one hundred percent sure about any part of your adoption plan, you have the right to change it. Adoption Choices of Arizona will provide you with an adoption specialist who will advocate for you throughout the process and ensure you remain in control. 

If you have any questions regarding a personalized adoption plan or just the adoption process in general, don’t hesitate to contact Adoption Choices of Arizona today.