Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions has major benefits. They work with pregnant woman considering adoption and couples looking to adopt in Arizona and throughout the country. This is beneficial because:
Expectant women considering adoption have a wider range of adoptive families to choose from, instead of limiting their options to adoptive families in Arizona. You will be more likely to find a family that feels right to you.
Adoptive families are shown to a larger pool of expectant mothers, instead of just potential birth moms in Arizona. Their wait time to adopt will likely be shorter.
American Adoptions can help you create an adoption plan for you and your baby, no matter where you are in Arizona. We want to help connect you to your perfect adoptive family in Arizona or in any other state.
The following are some of the more common questions that expectant mothers have when looking for a family that wants to adopt in Arizona:
Absolutely! Every aspect of the adoption process is controlled by you, including choosing a family waiting to adopt in Arizona or any other state in the U.S.
It is estimated that there are approximately 2 million couples looking to adopt in the United States. This means there are about 36 families waiting to adopt for every one child placed for adoption. If you are looking for adoptive parents for your baby in Arizona, there are many to choose from.
The answer to this question is different for every expectant mother looking for an adoptive family in Arizona. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Where do you picture your baby growing up? Do you picture them living in an urban, suburban or rural environment? Do you see them living near the ocean or the mountains?
Do you see your child growing up with siblings, or do you picture them being an only child?
Do you want them to grow up around pets?
Do you have an idea of what their parents would be like? What hobbies do they enjoy? What values do you want them to pass onto your child?
How much contact do you want to have with your child’s adoptive family after the adoption is finalized? Would you like to keep in touch through yearly emails or letters? Would you enjoy monthly or weekly phone calls or texts? What about arranging for them to visit you in Arizona?
This is a very common question for birth mothers who are creating a birth plan and want only the best for their child. The short answer is that you’ll likely just know when you see the right family’s adoption profile!
Your adoption specialist will discuss with you your vision for your adoption and what you are looking for in an adoptive family. Then they will show you adoption profiles of couples that fit what you’re looking for. Here’s what happens once you’ve found a family you’d like to know more about:
Typically, the initial conversation takes place through a conference call arranged by your adoption specialist. You’ll be able to ask them questions and tell them more about yourself. If the adoptive family lives in Arizona or is able to travel to Arizona, your adoption specialist could arrange an in-person meeting.
If the prospective adoptive family lives outside of Arizona, the first time both families meet may be in the hospital at the birth of the baby. As soon as you are in labor, they will travel to Arizona, so they can be there to support you as much as you’d like them to be. If you’d like, you can spend time together before and after the baby is born.
If the adoptive family is from outside of Arizona, they will need to stay in AZ to complete the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) paperwork process before they return home.
After placement, you can continue to communicate with the adoptive family however you both feel comfortable. This is the beauty of an open adoption – you can make it what you want! You can look at open adoption family profiles here.
Your American Adoptions adoption specialist can help you with this too! You will still receive all the free birth parent services you need, including:
Financial adoption assistance for living expenses
Even if you already know your baby’s adoptive family, it is always recommended that you complete your adoption through a professional adoption agency. Then you will be able to access all the professional services you need, both pre- and post-placement.
To learn more about finding adoptive parents in Arizona, call 1-800-ADOPTION for free information without obligation.
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