LGBTQ Adoption in Arizona

Can same sex couples adopt? Absolutely! Today’s families are more diverse than ever, especially in the world of adoption; transracial, multi-cultural, same-sex and single parent families are all often created through adoption.

Adoption Choices of Arizona is an LGBTQ friendly adoption agency. But what does this mean? It means that we have been proudly assisting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBTQ) individuals and couples since we opened our doors! We do not discriminate based on your sexual preference!

If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption for her child, you may be concerned about finding the perfect adoptive family. At Adoption Choices, our adoption counselors we help every woman we work with to find exactly what she’s looking for in adoptive parents – and for many women, that includes LGBTQ adoptive families. We work with many gay couples looking to adopt, and the process to find a gay couple to adopt a baby goes exactly like the process for finding any other adoptive parents.

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.

 

The best match might be a same-sex couple and the birth mother is often excited to make family dreams a reality!

While some may debate the merits of gay parents adopting kids, that’s not a debate we have here at Adoption Choices of Arizona. We have many LGBTQ adoptive families who have provided safe, loving homes for their children, and we’re more than happy to help more gay couples wanting to adopt. In fact, we believe there are many advantages to placing your child in a home with a same-sex couple:

  • Children who are raised in LGBT adoptive families may be more likely to be sympathetic and understanding. Children who are raised in gay adoption families will know their family doesn’t necessarily look like a “traditional” family, but the differences will make them stronger individuals overall. These children are more likely to be kind, inclusive and compassionate people.
  • Children who are adopted by same-sex couples may be more confident. When you are taught from a young age, as children in LGBTQ adoptive families are, that being different is a source of pride rather than shame, the confidence instilled at a young age will teach children to be resilient, strong and independent.
  • LGBTQ adoptive families may be more understanding of mental and health issues. Ideally, fewer and fewer LGBTQ parents would experience prejudice during their own childhoods, but in reality, many of them do. Because of this, some lesbian couples wanting to adopt or gay couples wanting to adopt may be more sensitive of mental health issuessuch as depression. They are more likely to understand the seriousness of these conditions, and may be more responsive if these issues affect their own children.
  • Gay couples looking to adopt may make you feel better understood or more connected in terms of facing judgement or discrimination. If you are considering adoption for your child, you may be at a difficult stage in your life. Although you’re making a selfless decision, you may still feel judged or discriminated against because of your choice to consider adoption for your baby. Same-sex couples may understand better than most what it’s like to feel judged, and it may be easier to bond with them because of this. It’s recommended that you form a lifelong relationship with your child’s adoptive parents in an open adoption, so placing your child with a couple you relate to can make that bond that much stronger.

Finding the perfect adoptive family for your child can be a stressful process. It’s important to keep in mind that only you know what’s best for your baby; if you feel that your child’s place is with a gay couple looking to adopt, then that’s exactly the family you should choose. To learn more about LGBTQ adoptive families, please call or text  1-480-900-5520

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If the Department of Child Protective Services is involved in your life, private adoption (where you choose the adoptive parents), is still an option for you. Do not hesitate to call. There is only a small window of time that you have to make an adoption plan and the baby can be released from the hospital directly to the adoptive family.

We will come to your hospital room or wherever you want to meet and walk you through the process of making a life long plan for your baby.

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No one knew I was pregnant. My plan was to have the baby and use Safe Haven at the hospital. When the hospital social worker told me CPS was Safe Haven or I could pick my own family through an adoption agency – I did not want my baby in a foster home so I called Adoption Choices. They were in my room in less than an hour, helped me with the paperwork and my discharge. I did this in the best interest of my baby. Sometimes I’m sad… but I know my baby is happy and in a wonderful home.

– BIRTH MOTHER

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Adoption Process

5 Steps For Birth Parents

Step 1

Step 1

Call Us

Give us a call, any time. We are here to answer your questions and to help you look at your options. Gaining understanding and knowledge will often ease your stress and fe

Step 2

Step 2

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 adoption journey.

Step 3

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Step 5

Access 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.

We are operating full service during this time and will not be shutting down operations. Please let us know how we can help.