Unplanned Pregnancy in Arizona

Unplanned Pregnancy, Need Help?

 

Considering Adoption for My Baby

 

If you are pregnant and are unsure whether you are ready to be a parent, know that you have choices and help is available to you.

Adoption Choices of Arizona specializes in helping pregnant women who aren’t quite sure what to do when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Whether the decision be parenting, terminating the pregnancy, or placing the child for adoption, we’d like to take a moment to let you know about the services we can offer to help you and your child in making these very important decisions.

Once you have learned you are pregnant:

  • Know that you are not alone – Almost half of all pregnancies are unexpected.
  • Know that you do have choices – Women facing an unexpected, unplanned, or unwanted pregnancy have choices: raise the child, end the pregnancy, or place the child for adoption.
  • You should immediately confirm your pregnancy with a doctor – Before you take any measures, you should confirm your pregnancy with a doctor. From there, you can determine what your next steps are.
  • Know that feelings of shock, anger, and depression are normal – An unexpected pregnancy can bring on a wide range of emotions, all of which are normal at this stage. As you cope with this sudden life change, give yourself time to process all of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Decide when and how to talk about your unplanned pregnancy – While keeping your unwanted pregnancy a secret is an option, it is usually recommended that you share the information with those close to you when you feel comfortable. By hiding your pregnancy, you may deprive yourself of much-needed support from family or close friends.
  • Understand there are many places to go for support – You can find a variety of support groups and professionals like Adoption Choices of Arizona to help you during this time.
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Three Unplanned Pregnancy Options

 

1 – Parenting

Perhaps the most immediate option that has probably crossed your mind at some point is simply parenting your child. After all, considering any alternatives to handling an unplanned pregnancy comes after recognizing your own ability to raise your child. Deciding to give birth to your child and raise him or her from an unplanned pregnancy is certainly a valid option for birth mothers, and can be a rewarding experience.

It is, of course, still important to consider what is best for you and your child. There are several factors to think about when it comes to parenting. These include, but are not limited to:

  • What kind of environment would your child be growing up in?
  • What kind of resources are available to both you and your child at home?
  • Are you financially stable and able to raise a child at this stage of your life?
  • Do you have time to raise your child in contrast with other obligations, such as education or other children?
  • Do you, personally, have any reservations about parenting your child?

All of these are valid concerns and, sometimes, they aren’t all fulfilled. That’s okay! You should know that there are still other options for handling an unplanned pregnancy.

 

2 – Terminating the Pregnancy

Another option you may face during an unplanned pregnancy is considering whether or not you should terminate your pregnancy. Abortion can be a difficult topic for many pregnant women, but you should know that it is still an option. It is ultimately your decision to make, and not a light one at that, but only you know what’s best for you and your baby. The importance of considering every option in how an unplanned pregnancy can be handled is monumental, so be sure to take the time to think about which is right for you, both physically and emotionally.

Don’t forget to research your state laws and restrictions regarding abortion as well. This can vary greatly depending on where you live. For instance, while abortion is legal in the state of Arizona, you may be required to receive state-directed counseling then wait 24 hours before you are able to undergo the termination procedure. 

 

3 – Placing Your Child for Adoption

Your third option for an unplanned pregnancy is deciding to put your child up for adoption. This is a big step to take, but something to consider if raising your child or terminating your pregnancy are not viable options for you. Adoption offers a very positive alternative and gives your child the chance to live the life he or she deserves with a loving, caring and supportive adoptive family.

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Placing My Baby for Adoption with Adoption Agencies in Arizona

 

There is no one “right” or “wrong” reason to place your child for adoption. Adoption is a beautiful and loving choice, and the reasons why each birth mom decides to place her baby are unique and special to each different mom, and situation. For whatever reason(s) you are considering adoption, trust that your instincts come from a loving place and that no one else needs to “approve” of your choice, but you.

Common reasons to choose adoption might include not being ready to parent, lack of support, financial instability, too young or feel too old, disapproval from family, unknown or uninvolved birth father, and personal health. Other reasons to consider placing your baby for adoption with our adoption agencies in Arizona might include:

  • Having a positive experience that emphasizes the connection between you and your child through a responsible, compassionate alternative {to parenting or terminating your pregnancy}.
  • Giving a willing family, couple, or individual the opportunity to create a bond with your child as their parent.
  • Letting your unplanned pregnancy be handled with the utmost respect and care through our advisors and services offered to you.
  • Better opportunities for your child. Choosing to place the baby for adoption is a kind and courageous decision. You are placing the needs of your child above your own.
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Private Adoption in Arizona

 

If the Department of Child Protective Services is involved in your life, private adoption with an adoption agency 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.

No matter what your decision ends up being, you should know that there are options available to you as a pregnant woman and soon-to-be birth mother. If you are interested in exploring these options in more detail, or wanting to take your first steps into your adoption journey, our adoption agency is just a call away. Our adoption professionals are always ready and available to help you.  We’d be happy to answer your questions, address your concerns and provide you with the information you need to make the best, most-informed decision for you and your baby.

For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!

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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.

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Adoption Process

5 Steps For Birth Parents

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Adoption Process

5 Steps For Birth Parents

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Contact Us
We are here 24/7 to answer your questions and to help you look at your options. Call toll free 888-422-9912 or text to 480-900-5520.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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