If you believe that adoption is your best plan, we offer financial help with some expenses, such as living expenses and utilities. We can assist you and want to make sure you and your baby are ok throughout pregnancy and after birth.
If you are in a homeless situation and sincere about an adoption, your counselor will help you with finding housing and transportation to and from your doctor’s visits and take you to pick up prescriptions.
The choice of adoption is always at no cost to the expectant mother. We will help you find assistance in paying the medical bills. The adoptive family can also help pay for expenses not covered by private insurance or state funds.
I’m pregnant; now what? If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or are not in a situation to parent a newborn, you have options. Adoption Choices of Arizona works with expectant women in Arizona as well as our neighboring states: California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and across the United States!
Sometimes the father of the baby is not around or refuses to take responsibility. Perhaps you are struggling to make ends meet or trying to further your education. Maybe you are already parenting a child and you know you cannot take on the further responsibility of raising another child. DCS might be undesirably involved in your decisions. Even if you are struggling with drugs and/or alcohol…
No matter your case, giving your baby up for adoption is not giving up. Adoption can be a positive and loving experience for all concerned. Adoption can have no-cost to birth mothers and you are giving the most self-less gift. Additionally, you can receive financial support for choosing adoption.
Is your baby already born? Adoption is still an option!
If you are searching for adoption agencies in Arizona, we can help:
They were so awesome the staff helped me and my boyfriend when we were in a really harsh predicament. We were both on the streets. As soon as I called, they got us right into a motel. They helped with food, money in general for laundry, and rides so I could get to work. They were always there when I felt lonely and anxious about my adoption; they supported us all the way with my family being against me. But even in the embarrassing part of giving birth when the adoptive parents were there I had so much help, had so much love. And nearly almost passed out from the loss of blood. Thank you for being amazing, intelligent, and strong, wonderful, woman, almost like Wonderwoman, and so so helpful I thank you again definitely will recommend to other people.
Alicia – Birth Mother
Stephanie is amazing, my wife and started our adoption journey with her and she has been the greatest help we could of asked for!!! We were living in a shady motel and she got us out of that situation and got us into a very nice apartment! She is always checking up on us making sure we are ok and doing well! She has gone above and beyond to help out!!! Adoption choices of Arizona is amazing! If i could give 10 stars i would! Thank you again Stephanie for everything you have done!!!
Adoption Choices of Arizona was AWESOME! I was matched up with one of their birth mom’s through Adoption Choices of Texas and I was blessed with this little bundle of joy! The staff was amazing and always willing to answer my questions and talk me through anything I didn’t understand. I also love the way they really look out after their birth mom’s and help them with any problems or issues they may be facing as well. Class act organization and I could not be happier with how things worked out. Thank you Liz and Stephanie!
– BIRTH MOTHER
Meet With A Counselor
One of our professional, compassionate counselors will come to you providing you all the information, paperwork, answers, and guidance to start your journey.
Select A Family
Your counselor will bring you family profiles to choose from. Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get you more profiles! You get to choose your family and the level of openness you wish to have.
Place Baby with The Family
We will be with you and advocate for you at the hospital. The baby will leave with the adoptive family while we prepare consents.
Post Placement Support
We will ensure you have a healthy recovery and a plan of action. Our counselors will remain available for you during this time.
As you’re searching for an adoption plan, you want to ensure your beloved child ends up in good hands. Adoption Choices of Arizona welcomes all types of families and family dynamics!
Every family that works with us is required to go through a very thorough screening process called a “home study”. In this process they have to do background checks with their names and fingerprints, submit letters of reference and proof of financial security, and they have to meet with a social worker in their home to do an evaluation.
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The choice of adoption is a positive alternative to an unplanned pregnancy. Many women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation do not search out all of their options. You may be financially unable to support a child or if you are already raising children, unable to support another child. You may be at a place in your life where you are not emotionally ready to care for a new baby.
Yes, you have the option of approving the parents who will be adopting your baby. Each family makes a picture profile, which is a mini-scrap book that tells you about their lives. The profiles we will present to you are filled with photos of the family, their vacations, their home, hobbies and much more. It may also include a “Dear Birth Mother” letter that addresses other frequently asked questions such as their likes and dislikes, as well as their desires for you and your child.
The preferences that you have for parents for your child are matched with profiles of families that have similar preferences. Open adoption, closed adoption, families with no children, families with children, gay couples, and religious preference are all factors that you control. The one thing they all have in common is a desire to be a parent and make a lifelong commitment to love your child unconditionally.
Yes, if the birth father will not give his consent, or if you are unable to locate him, the attorney for the agency will complete the legal process to terminate his parental rights. Our Adoption Counselors will explain the process or we can put you in touch with an attorney who will explain the termination process.
You and your baby are connected by the placenta and umbilical cord. Nearly everything that enters your body will be shared with your baby. This means that any drug you use will also affect your baby. A fetus is very sensitive to drugs and can’t eliminate drugs as effectively as you can. Consequently, the chemicals can build up to extremely high levels in the baby’s system and cause permanent damage.
Using drugs during pregnancy can result in the following:
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and do not feel you are ready to parent, you may wish to consider adoption. We will be happy to discuss all options related to the pregnancy with you and our local agency.
If you do choose adoption, our agency provides each birth mother with your own personal birth parent counselor who guides you through the process in person. She can help you get to and from doctor appointments, set up housing, and insurance appointments, such as Medicaid, WIC, and food stamps if you qualify. Most importantly, she can talk to you and listen to your feelings while going through the process of adoption. The birth parent counselor helps you find the plan that is right for you!
Services available to you are tailored to your specific needs.
Openness in adoption refers to the amount of contact among birth parents, adoptive parents, and the adopted child. The amount of contact may vary from family to family and, within a family, may change over time. This communication may range from little or no contact to mediated contact through a third party, anonymous email…
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