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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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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
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.
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.
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.