If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona, there are three options available to you:
While American Adoptions specializes in helping pregnant women who choose adoption, we aren’t here to pass judgement on any woman for their choice. And while we believe that adoption is beneficial to the most people, we also understand that it may not be the best choice for everyone.
You can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time for free adoption information with no obligation to choose adoption. You can also request information about all your unplanned pregnancy options in Arizona, not just adoption.
An unplanned pregnancy can be a frightening situation, but you never have to face it alone. We are available 24/7, and are always able listen and connect you to the resources you need in Arizona. Please feel free to call 1-800-ADOPTION even if you just need pregnancy support and guidance.
Here is an overview of the three unplanned pregnancy options in Arizona:
“Am I ready to be a parent?” This is often the first question a woman asks herself when she is faced with an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona. Only you can answer that question. Here are some facts to consider when making this decision:
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it cost the average middle-income married couple about $245,000 to raise a child in 2013.
According to a Thomson Healthcare study for the March of Dimes, the average cost of prenatal care and a hospital delivery of a baby is about $8,800.
If you want to parent but need financial help, the Arizona WIC program can help provide you with groceries and essentials.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security Childcare Administration can offer child care assistance to eligible low-income families, as well as teen parents enrolled in high school or GED programs.
Other government-funded Arizona assistance programs may be available to help with the cost of bills, education costs, and more.
The cost of raising a child is not the only factor you should consider when deciding whether or not to parent the baby. It is very important to consider your emotional and mental readiness to parent a child. Talking to a counselor near you in Arizona may help.
If you do intend to raise your baby and are uninsured, here are some tips to help reduce the cost of pregnancy and delivery.
Once you have decided to parent your baby, build a support system to help you during this time — talk to your doctor, family, friends, or other people you trust. You can also always call 1-800-ADOPTION for free pregnancy information and resource recommendations.
If you are considering an abortion in Arizona, you should first consult your doctor for advice. They will be able to explain your abortion options, as well as review your medical history to address potential health concerns.
Your doctor can also assess how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether abortion is still an option. The only women eligible for an abortion in Arizona are those who aren’t very far along in their pregnancy.
So if you are further along in your pregnancy, an abortion in Arizona may not be an option for you. If abortion is an option for you, and you decide it is the best option given your circumstances, you should familiarize yourself with the current Arizona abortion laws:
After receiving state-directed counseling, you must wait 24 hours and undergo an ultrasound before you can go forward with the procedure.
If you are a minor, you must obtain parental consent before an abortion can be provided.
Public funding will only cover an abortion if the mother’s health is severely compromised or her life is in danger.
Your health insurance will only cover the procedure if your life is in danger or your health is severely compromised.
Medicaid does not provide funding for an abortion, even if it is medically necessary.
To discuss all your unplanned pregnancy options in Arizona, including abortion, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a counselor.
There are many misconceptions about the adoption process in Arizona. If you are considering adoption, but aren’t sure what is fact and what is fiction, here are some truths about adoption in AZ:
Adoption is free to you, and you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for prenatal care, delivery costs, and even living expenses.
You get to choose the adoptive family for your baby and will be able to get to know them before your baby is born. After the adoption, you can remain in touch with the adoptive family to whatever extent you feel comfortable.
9 out of 10 birth parents choose to have an open adoption, so they are able to keep in contact with their child and their adoptive family for as long as they like.
Professional counseling, legal representation and medical care are provided to you for free throughout the adoption process and after the adoption is finalized.
To learn more about adoption as an unplanned pregnancy option in Arizona, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a counselor for free. Get answers to your unwanted pregnancy questions without obligation.
Choosing the unplanned pregnancy option that is right for you is most likely one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. No matter your decision, you deserve support.
Never let anyone push you into a decision that is not 100 percent your own. Only you can know what’s right for you in your situation.
Carefully review your options for parenting, abortion and adoption in Arizona. Know that a trained counselor is always available by calling 1-800-ADOPTION, or you can request free information online.
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