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What is an Adoption Process and How do I Get Started with Adoption Choices of Arizona?

By Tyler Jeremiah

Are you currently facing an unexpected pregnancy and unsure what to do? Are you considering adoption and hoping to learn more about all that the process entails? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Adoption Choices of Arizona is an ethical adoption agency that guides birth parents step-by-step through the adoption process, answering any and all of their questions along the way. 

In this blog, we’re going to be explaining everything you need to know about the adoption process and how you can get in touch with one of our adoption specialists. The beginning of your adoption journey is just one call away!

What Is Ethical Adoption?

Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we like to emphasize the fact that we are an ethical adoption agency in Arizona. Unfortunately, there are those within the adoption industry who hope to take advantage of birth parents, whether financially, emotionally, or otherwise. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you do your research when choosing an adoption agency.

The first thing you should know is that an adoption agency should prioritize the well-being of all members of the adoption triad, meaning you, your child, and the adoptive family. This means providing resources and support to everyone involved to ensure that the adoption proceeds in a healthy, ethical way. 

As a birth parent, you should know that you have full autonomy over every decision made throughout the adoption process. By connecting with an experienced adoption specialist, you can make all of your questions and concerns known, allowing you to develop a completely personalized adoption plan that works for you and your unique situation. 

Lastly, it’s also important to understand that you should never, under any circumstances, be required to pay to place your child up for adoption. Beware of those who would have you take on any financial burden throughout the adoption process, as this is a clear sign that you are being taken advantage of. 

Understanding the Adoption Process

Now that we’ve covered a few factors to keep in mind when distinguishing between ethical and non-ethical adoption agencies, let’s delve into some specifics as to what you can expect during the adoption process

Once you have researched adoption agencies in your area and have chosen one to work with, your first step is to set up an initial consultation with an adoption specialist. By speaking with an experienced professional, you can address all of your questions and concerns about the adoption process. Your adoption specialist will guide you through the often complex adoption process with compassion, allowing you to focus on making the best decisions for your child. 

Once you’ve committed to an adoption agency, you will then be able to discuss what kind of adoption you want for your child. You’ll get to decide what kind of adoptive family you want, what level of openness you want, and you’ll also get to create a personalized birth plan for yourself. This will allow you to be fully prepared for the birth, helping the finalization of the adoption to be as seamless as possible.

Adoption Choices of Arizona

Now, in addition to creating your adoption plan with your adoption specialist, you also have access to various resources of support. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, for example, you may be eligible to receive financial support throughout the adoption process. Furthermore, professional mental health counseling is also available should you desire. Going to therapy can be a fantastic way to process the emotions behind the adoption process and begin to step into your post-adoption life. 

There are also many support groups available to birth parents, allowing them to connect with each other and to bond over their experiences. This can be a fantastic way to form valuable new relationships that will help make the adoption experience less solitary. 

Make the Adoption Choice Today!

As you can see, placing your child up for adoption with an ethical agency is a fantastic option for those facing an unexpected pregnancy. By connecting with an adoption agency such as Adoption Choices of Arizona, you are ensuring that both you and your child can move forward and live the best lives possible. Our adoption specialists are experienced in supporting birth parents through the sometimes challenging decisions that need to be made throughout this process. This allows you to take control of the adoption and make the best decisions every step of the way. 

If you’re a birth parent considering choosing adoption, be sure to reach out to our adoption specialists today by calling or visiting our website. The ethical adoption of your dreams is just one consultation away!