Your Guide to Finding Adoptive Parents in Arizona
5 Common Questions About How to Find a Family in AZ
As a pregnant woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption in Arizona, you may be worried about the future of your baby because you aren’t sure how to find an adoptive family. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place.
Hundreds of hopeful adoptive families are waiting.
Choosing the right adoption agency gives you access to a larger database of available adoptive couples.
The right agency and adoption professional can help you find the perfect family based on what’s important for you and your child.
If you're not sure where to get started looking for adoptive parents for your baby, you can reach out to us today.
We know you love your baby. Birth mothers like you are not “giving up,” despite the language we so often use to talk about adoption in Arizona. They are giving a chance at a wonderful life — and that’s why choosing the perfect adoptive family is so important.
But, how can you find adoptive parents in Arizona? How can you be confident that they are the best possible fit for your baby? By working with American Adoptions.
If you’re ready to speak to an adoption professional to begin searching for the perfect adoptive family for your baby, our agency is here to help. You can call us anytime and speak with an adoption professional at 1-800-ADOPTION, get free information online or view current waiting families for adoption.
Hopeful adoptive families wanting information on how to adopt a child can contact us by filling out this form.
How to Find Adoptive Parents for Your Baby in Arizona [Hopeful Adoptive Families are Waiting]
There are hundreds of parents looking to adopt a newborn in Arizona, and even more across the U.S. Narrowing them down to find the best possible family for your baby can be overwhelming. That’s where an adoption agency can help.
Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions has major benefits. National agencies work with pregnant woman considering adoption and couples looking to adopt in Arizona and throughout the country. This is beneficial because you will have a wider range of adoptive families to choose from, instead of being limited to looking for adoptive parents in Arizona only. You will be more likely to find a family that feels right to you.
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.
If you are ready to start looking for a family for your baby in Arizona, you can talk to an adoption specialist any time for free information at 1-800-ADOPTION, or fill out our online contact for here. Waiting adoptive families can fill out our online form here.
In the meantime, the following are some of the more common questions that expectant mothers have when looking for families who want to adopt in Arizona:
Can I pick a family to adopt my baby in AZ? [You are in Control of Your Adoption]
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. You can work with your adoption specialist to determine exactly what characteristics you’re looking for in adoptive parents, and your specialist will then use that information to search for waiting families in Arizona and across the U.S. who might be a good fit for your adoption plan.
You’ll have the opportunity to review these waiting families’ profiles, which will tell you a little about them, their lifestyles and their reasons for choosing adoption. You can look at as many Arizona adoption profiles as you want. When one stands out to you, just let your adoption specialist know. If you want to get to know the prospective adoptive parents, she can set up a phone call for you all, and you can continue building a relationship through phone calls, email or text messages — whatever you’re most comfortable with. The adoptive family may even be able to visit you in person in Arizona!
Choosing the adoptive family can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of your adoption journey. Carmen remembers the moment she found her perfect adoptive family.
“I spent the next several weeks combing through what must have been dozens of wonderful families. Then, I found them — the couple that I immediately felt connected to,” Carmen said. “Once we found each other, it was as if we were attending a normal family get-together. We laughed and talked and enjoyed each other’s company,” Carmen remembers. “I grew to know and care for them — not only as the couple that would become the parents of my unborn son, but as friends and family.”
How many families want to adopt in Arizona? [The Perfect Family is Waiting]
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 or anywhere else in the U.S., there are many to choose from — but only when you work with the right agency.
While smaller, local agencies may only work with a small handful of families at once (which limits your choices), we work with hundreds of hopeful parents across the country at the same time. Because of our national size and scope, American Adoptions gives you the best chance of finding an adoptive family who will be perfect for your baby.
When looking for adoptive families for my baby, what should I look for? [You Get to Choose Everything about the Adoptive Family]
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 want to find a family in Arizona or in another state? 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?
With some agencies, you may have to settle for a family that doesn’t check all of your boxes. But with American Adoptions, you can find a family who will give your baby the life you dream for them.
When will I know if I’ve found the right parents for my baby?
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 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 your expressed needs. Here’s what happens once you’ve found a family you’d like to know more about:
1.Talking for the First Time
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 you find an adoptive family in Arizona or a family that is able to travel to Arizona, your adoption specialist could arrange an in-person meeting.
You can continue talking with the prospective adoptive parents throughout your pregnancy, as well. It’s common for prospective birth mothers to keep in touch with the adoptive family until the baby is born. Many birth mothers may not initially realize what a gift their choice of adoption is for a hopeful adoptive family. Couples wanting to adopt a child into their home do so for a variety of reasons and for you, adoption can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. AJ, an adoptive father, cherishes the fact that he and his wife were given the opportunity to bring a child home through adoption.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts anybody has given me — to choose me to be a father,” AJ said. “I don’t think we could ever repay her enough… It’s the coolest, most unselfish gift anybody can give you.”
2. Being Together at the Hospital
If the prospective adoptive family lives outside of Arizona, the first time both families meet in person may be in the hospital for 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.
3. Keeping in Contact after the Adoption
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.
I already know people who want to adopt a baby – now what? [Our Agency Can Still Help]
Your American Adoptions specialist can help you with this too! You will still receive all the free birth parent services you need, including:
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.
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Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption.
“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”
You can ask Michelle questions about the Cape Coral, FL adoption process online. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information.
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