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An Overview of the Adoption Process in Arizona

Adoption is never an easy choice to make, but it can be a positive one for both parent and child. It is a life-long journey that requires strength, devotion, and – most of all – love. If you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, and you live in Arizona, you may be looking to learn more about the Arizona adoption process.

You may find yourself Googling terms like “adoption process Arizona” as you try to learn all you can about this whirlwind experience. There is no need to spend your precious time scouring the internet. Read on, as we share an overview of the Arizona adoption process before you make any decisions.

1. What are the types of adoption options in Arizona?

There are three basic types of adoption options, including:

No two adoption plans are exactly alike. With open adoption, there is ongoing communication between birth and adoptive families. Adoption plans can be customized to meet your needs. You can determine the form and frequency of communication. Would you like to stay connected via email? Phone calls? In-person visits? The choices are all yours. Your Arizona adoption agency can help you customize your plan while respecting your wishes and making the right plan for your life.

2. How much does adoption in Arizona cost?

Making an adoption plan in Arizona does not cost a penny for expectant/birth mothers. In fact, you can get financial support from an Arizona adoption agency when making an adoption plan.

At Adoptions With Love, expectant/birth mothers who choose adoption get the following supportive services, at no cost to them:

  • Housing assistance. We can cover a deposit and several months of rent.
  • Other living expenses, such as utilities, phone bills, transportation, food bills, and maternity clothes, as needed.
  • Adoption planning services, including the guidance throughout choosing the adoptive family and custom designing an adoption plan.
  • Medical coverage. We can help you find a doctor or midwife with whom you feel comfortable and cover any uninsured medical expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.
  • Comprehensive counseling services, from experienced professionals before and after the adoption is complete.
  • Legal support. A team of Arizona adoption attorneys can come to your home or hospital room to answer any questions you may have, walk you through the adoption process, and ensure your rights are protected.
  • Ongoing support. Adoption is a lifelong journey. We will continue to stay connected with you long after the adoption is complete.

3. Who must consent to an adoption in Arizona?

Consent for adoption in Arizona is required from the following:

  • A father married to the child’s mother at the time of conception or any time between conception and the child’s birth, unless the paternity is excluded, or another man’s paternity is established.
  • A birth mother.
  • A father whose paternity is established.

Consent forms may be signed by the individuals above, but only after 72-hours after the child’s birth and no sooner.

Once consent is given, it may not be revoked. This is why it is important to take all the time you need before signing consent. At Adoptions With Love, birth parents are encouraged to take time before making their final decision. It is never too late to make an adoption plan.

4. What if I am not in contact with the birth father?

Birth fathers’ rights are complex and typically vary based on the situation. Contact your Arizona adoption attorney for more specific information that applies to your case.

5. How are adoptive parents approved?

Every prospective adoptive family must complete a Home Study. This process takes several months to complete. It entails thorough screenings and background checks, multiple home visits and interviews, and the complete review of important medical and financial documents. This ensures that each family adopting is healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially secure.

At Adoptions With Love, every adoptive family completes this Home Study and is personally approved by experienced adoption professionals. This gives expectant/birth mothers in Arizona peace of mind knowing their child is going to a safe, stable, and loving home.

6. What are the steps to placing a baby up for adoption in Arizona?

Adoption is a life-changing experience that can offer many benefits to expectant/birth mothers in Arizona. The idea of making an adoption plan may feel overwhelming, but it can be a smooth experience with the support of a reputable Arizona adoption agency.

Once you have decided that adoption is the right path for you and your child, the first real step is to contact an adoption agency. The best Arizona adoption agencies will offer you support, guidance, and information throughout the Arizona adoption process. The right agency will never pressure, judge, or criticize you for any of your pregnancy decisions.

Once you have found an adoption agency with whom you feel comfortable, you may begin to lovingly design an adoption plan for your child that will offer you both a brighter future ahead.

Learn More About Arizona Adoption

If you would like to learn more about Arizona adoption, contact Adoptions With Love today. Call 800-722-7731, text 617-777-0072, or contact us online for obligation-free information. You can get the support you need during this difficult time and our professionals can walk you through the Arizona adoption process every step of the way.