What are Arizona Adoption Options for My Unborn Child?

Learning about an unwanted pregnancy can bring up a lot of different emotions; the shock may even seem like too much to handle on top of your day to day responsibilities. Even though you may feel angry, confused, or alone, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to be the support system that you deserve. You don’t have to be alone during this process and you have options!

There are several paths you might take when navigating an unplanned pregnancy including choosing parenthood, terminating the pregnancy, or choosing adoption through an adoption agency. It can be scary making such a big decision but we are here to make sure you are given the information you need to feel confident in your decision. 

Option 1: Choosing Parenthood

Choosing parenthood can be a tough decision to make when surprised with an unplanned pregnancy. Although it may seem like an obvious answer, choosing to parent your child isn’t necessarily the right path for you. Many mothers who choose the path to parenthood can find it very rewarding and is a valid decision to make for yourself others do not. If you are considering this path, here are some questions you can ask:

  • What kind of environment would your child be exposed to?
  • Will you financially be able to support both you and a new baby?
  • Do you have time for a child at this stage in your life?

If you feel as though you can physically and emotionally meet the needs of your child and it sounds exciting to you, this could be the start of an amazing new journey! On the flip side, parenthood may not be in your cards right now and any concerns that you have about being a parent are valid and should always be taken into consideration. 

Option 2: Terminating the Pregnancy

Terminating a pregnancy can be a very difficult decision to make. Many women deal with internal struggles when being faced with the realities of an unplanned pregnancy. Although it can be scary to think about, it is important to recognize that it is an option for you. If you can, it would be beneficial to seek support when having to make such a large decision; however, it is important to know that your support system is on your side and doesn’t want to make decisions for you. Ultimately, only you know what is the best decision for you and your baby and all your options should be considered during this time. 

Depending on your state, you will need to research your state laws to learn what their laws consist of. In Arizona, abortion is legal but you may have to undergo state-directed counseling before you are able to proceed with your termination. You can find more information at adoption agencies in Arizona on their websites or you can seek out in person help if needed. 

Option 3: Choosing Adoption in Arizona

Creating an adoption plan with an adoption agency is a very popular choice among mothers. The child adoption process can be confusing and overwhelming but working with an adoption agency can take a lot of pressure off of mothers. When going through an adoption agency, the agency will take charge in the situation while still allowing you to make the right decisions for you. 

Adoption agencies will initiate background checks on potential families so you know your child will be safe. You will also have the opportunity to give the agency any preferences you may have. The agencies will take the things you have told them and begin the matching process. Once you have matched with families they will show you their files and if you wish you can even meet them in person.

Adoption agencies will also make it a point to ensure you know all of your rights as a birth mother. If the birth father is also involved in the process, the agency will go over both of your rights as birth parents and help you navigate the situation in a way that is best for everyone. 

Agencies are a popular choice because no matter what questions you have or confusion you may be going through, you have someone to turn to every step of the way. Many adoption agencies can also provide financial support, offer housing during pregnancy, help pay for groceries, etc. Agencies can help mothers in more ways than one and their main goal is for you to have a great pregnancy and feel confident in your decisions.

For more information on adoption agencies you can look up agencies near you or you can go to Adoption Choices of Arizona to seek out more information or talk to someone if needed. 

Choosing Your Pregnancy Options 

An unexpected pregnancy can be very overwhelming but just remember, you do have options. Whichever path you decide to pursue, you know it is for the betterment of you and your child’s life. Although it can be scary, it’s also exciting to do what is best for you and your loved ones! While you are researching different options, we recommend looking into adoption agencies in Arizona. Even if you decide that working with an adoption agency isn’t for you, adoption agencies are also there to provide you with support as much as we can. Providing you with more information about adoption and choices you have is one way we are able to empower mothers in their lives and decision making. Whichever decision you end up making, Adoption Choices of Arizona wants to be your support along the way.