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AZ Pregnancy & Adoption Counseling

Counseling is about you—about your life and your baby. Let’s talk. We’ll explain your rights and options. If you choose adoption, we will provide services. If you decide to keep your baby or terminate your pregnancy, we respect your choice.

Unplanned pregnancy is often a painful experience.  Choosing adoption for your baby may be the most fulfilling and agonizing decision you ever make. Your baby will be loved by a family of your choice and you can arrange an open adoption. It’s your choice.

Birthmothers who’ve work with us appreciate our compassion and support. Give us a call.

 

After Adoption — the Next Chapter

Getting back to normal life is a challenge. We can help you access resources for finding a job, getting back to school or choosing recovery services. We invite you to become part of our support system for unplanned pregnancy. Your experience is valuable. Let’s help each other through difficult times. Other women will appreciate your wisdom and advice.

 
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Pregnancy and adoption help… Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Flagstaff, throughout Arizona.

 
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Pregnancy and Adoption

Services and options:

  • Many waiting families

  • You choose open or closed adoption

  • We provide free counseling

  • We help with living costs such as housing, food, transportation

  • We coordinate your medical services 

  • Support before and after adoption

Expectant Parent Questions About Adoption

Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I get to choose the family for my baby?
Yes. We will ask you about the sort of family you would like your baby to have. Your preferences are important to us! If you would rather not participate in making a decision, that is okay, too. It’s up to you.

How will I know that family I choose will be good parents?
All adoptive parents go through a screening and preparation process. They must be interviewed and evaluated by a social worker who meets with them in person. In every case, families must pass criminal background and child abuse clearance checks before they can be recommended as an adoptive family.

Will I get to meet the family?
If you wish to meet the family, usually a meeting can be arranged and, if the adoptive family lives close-by, it may be possible to have more than one meeting.

What information will the adoptive parents be given about me?
We will provide information about your health, family history and pregnancy. We encourage you to share information about your personality, likes and dislikes, talents and skills, too. The more you share, the better the adoptive family will be able to care for your baby.

What information will I receive about the adoptive parents?
First, their family profile! This gives you a look into the family’s life, home, activities, education and lifestyle ─ with lots of photos. We can share information about the adoptive family’s work, pets, religion, and other things you may wish to know.

What information do you need about the biological father? What if I don’t know who he is or where he is?
This is not uncommon. It is required by law to search for and attempt to obtain the consent of any known possible biological father. If you do not know the identity or whereabouts of the biological father, then we will publish a notice. The ideal situation is where both expectant parents are in agreement with the adoption plan, but that is not always the case. The law provides for you to make a plan for your child if the birth father is unknown, if it is not possible to locate him, or if he is unwilling to participate.

Will someone at the agency be able to provide me with emotional support during my pregnancy and after the birth of my baby?
Yes! Our counselors are non-judgmental, kind, honest, and open-minded. You will have your counselor’s direct number as well as the agency number. Your counselor will help you with pregnancy planning, discuss your options, and provide post-adoption resources as well. Plus, we will introduce you to other birth mothers who are mentors and have formed a support group.

When will I sign consent papers and how long do I have to change my mind?
In the state of Arizona you must wait three days to consider your placement decision after the birth of your baby, before signing the adoption consents. You can you change your mind during these three days. After you sign consents your decision becomes final and irrevocable.

Will I need to pay anything in order to make an adoption plan for my baby?
No. Expenses are paid by insurance, AHCCCS, or the adoptive family (as allowable by law). However, you may need to follow-through on applying for AHCCCS, for coverage of medical and hospital expenses.

Will the family be able to help me with living and medical expenses?
Yes. Arizona allows up to $1,000 of living and pregnancy-related expenses to be paid by the adoptive family. Expenses in excess of $1,000 must be approved by court. The Judge will generally allow reasonable living and pregnancy-related expenses – such as rent and household expenses – through your pregnancy and for a month after delivery.

Will my baby have to go into foster care?
In ordinary circumstances the baby will go to his or her adoptive family’s home directly from the hospital. However, it is possible the baby may stay with a qualified foster parent for a few days, in the event that there was little time to prepare for the placement.

Will I be able to give the baby a name?
Yes, if you would like to name your baby, you may. The adoptive family may choose their own name for the baby, as well – but this will not occur until the adoption is finalized in court. Or, you may choose a name together!

What information will I be able to receive about the baby as he or she grows?
In most cases, the adoptive family agrees to provide pictures and letter updates on a regular basis. In-person contact with the family and child depends upon whether you have agreed upon an open or semi-open or closed adoption.

What is the difference between open and closed adoption?
Open adoption is when birth parents remain in contact with their child after the child has been placed with the adoptive family.

Semi-open adoption involves the adoptive family periodically providing letters and photos.

Closed adoption is when expectant birth parents prefer to close the door after the adoption is completed, without contact with the child or adoptive family.

Do I need to have a lawyer?
You have the right to consult with a lawyer at any point, if you feel it would be helpful for you. It is not necessary for you to have a lawyer in order to complete your adoption plan.

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