Single Parent Adoption in Arizona

Single Parent Adoption in Arizona


Are you a single man or woman and contemplating adoption?
You may even be asking the question; “Can I adopt if I’m single?” Yes! Today’s families are more diverse than ever, especially in the world of adoption; single parent families, transracial, multi-cultural, and same-sex families are all often created through adoption.

Single adoption for women and men is an option through Adoption Choices of Arizona! ​We provide adoption services to single men and single women who are U.S. citizens living in the U.S.. We are proud of the many single applicants who received our services through various parts of their adoption process, whether home study, pre-adoption education, placement services or post adoption services.

It is important to note that our ability to assist any single applicant is determined in part by the laws governing adoption in Arizona.


Did you know that one-third of all U.S. adoptions happen in single family homes?

According to the most recent National Survey of Adoptive Parents, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 27% of adoptive parents are single men and women! Approximately 22.7% are female, 5.5% male. Since the 1970’s, across the country the number of single parent placements slowly and steadily continues to increase, both in domestic and inter country adoption.

  • Most single adoptive parents are female, are most likely to adopt older children than infants, and are less likely to have been a foster parent to the adopted child.
  • Single parent applicants are self-selective. Most applicants have high levels of emotional maturity and high capacity for frustration, and are independent but linked to a supportive network of relatives.
  • As a group, the single parent adopters of U.S. children tended to adopt “special needs” children who were older, minority, and/or handicapped children.



More positive news for single prospective adoptive parents:

1. Research has shown that the adjustment rates of children adopted into single parent homes equates to the adjustment rates of children adopted into more traditional households.

2. Single parent households that complete an adoption are more likely to feel like the outcome of their efforts was positive.

3. Children with special needs who were adopted into single parent homes were shown to have fewer overall problems than similar children adopted by two parent homes.

4. The number of single parents interested in adopting a child has slowly continued to increase.

5. 89% of parents agree that even with behavioral episodes, they are not unhappy about their decision to adopt a child.


What does this mean for you, the single male or female seeking to create or expand your family through adoption?

As a single adoptive parent you may face a little more of a challenge than a married couple but there are many ways to be successful in your goal of adoption.


The Single Parent Profile

1. Women are more likely to adopt children as single parents than men are and are the most likely group to adopt an older child in need.

2. Most single parent applicants have emotional stability and a support network of family and friends that will help them raise an adopted child.

3. Single parent adoptions are also one of the groups that adopts the most special needs children who need families.

4. Unmarried women are more likely to pursue international adoption over domestic adoption.

5. Single women often pursue motherhood for the same reasons married women do.

In fact, as we already know, thousands of singles adopt children from the U.S. each year.
Few would argue that it might be more difficult for a single parent to take care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of a child than it is for two parents. This is based on the very real limits of one person verses two in time, energy, and financial resources.

These barriers add fuel to the view of many adoption professionals and social welfare experts who believe that the best placement for a child is with a family that has a mother and a father.  While the “traditional” family structure has certainly changed in the U.S., there is still hesitation on the part of some professionals to accept single parent adoption. This hesitation is reflected in the varying policies of adoption agencies.

Adoption Choices of Arizona is different: we do not discriminate based on marital status!

Prospective Adoptive Parent Call or Text 1-480-999-4788


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.

Learn About Adoption

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.


Adoption Process

5 Steps For Birth Parents

Step 1 - Contact Adoption Choice of Arizona

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

Support for unexpected pregnancy

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.

Find family for baby in Arizona

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.

Adoption is a choice

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.

post placement support for birth mothers

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.