Unplanned Pregnancy, Need Help?

If you find yourself in this situation and are unsure whether you are ready to be a parent, know that you have choices and help is available to you.

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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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.