Services We Offer
We can help our birth mothers with expenses related to Medical Care, Transportation, Food, Housing & more.Learn More
Answers To Your Questions
What will this cost me? Can I choose the family for my baby? What is an “open” adoption?Learn More
Meet some of our families who are ready to welcome a child into their lives.Learn More
Dedicated to providing the services birth mothers need to complete the adoption process.Learn More
We believe in emotional, financial, mental, and physical assistance for your clients during the adoption process. Our agency is unique in that we have a food pantry and a maternity closet accessible to our clients. We also assist our clients with locating and using state resources that are accessible to them. We understand all aspects of adoption as we have staff members who were adopted, have adopted, and have placed a child for adoption. We understand what it means to need financial help and the emotions that go along with placing a child for adoption.
During your pregnancy and after delivery, we want to make sure you are as healthy as possible. We will assist you in getting on AHCCCS, Arizona’s state insurance, and provide transportation to your doctor appointments. If you are unable to qualify for AHCCCS, we will do our best to make sure that you are still able to receive medical care and possibly have it privately funded.
When you are pregnant, it is so important for you to feel safe and secure. We contract with local hotels to be able to house you immediately if you qualify. We also work with apartment locators and long term housing options as well. If you have an adoption plan and already have housing and need financial assistance to maintain your residence, we may be able to assist with that as well.
Free Counseling Services
We provide free counseling for women who are in the process of deciding or have decided to place their baby for adoption. We use an independent, licensed counselor who specializes in working with women in the process of adoption. She has worked with hundreds of women and can even support you during your delivery if you so choose.
“I was so conflicted, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a open, semi-open or closed adoption. Thanks to the counseling that Building Arizona Families provided I was able to find out the difference, my rights and that helped me ultimately choose what was best for me and my baby.” - Andrea
“I walked into the agency a mess, but know I will leave with confidence and success in bettering my life. Thank you to everyone at Building Arizona Families.” - Clarivel
“I urge you if you are thinking about placing your little one up for adoption - the hardest, most selfless action you will ever make - use Building Arizona Families. The end result is this: My child has a wonderful family that can provide for him.” - Roberta
Answers To Your Common Questions
I'm ready to begin, what do I do now?
The best thing to do is to call our 24 hour/7 day a week phone number at 623-695-4112 or our toll-free number, 1-800-340-9665. We will answer any additional questions you may have and then schedule an appointment with one of our case workers. We can provide transportation to our office located off the I-17 Access Road and Northern, where we can begin assisting you with your adoption plan.
What will this cost me?
All services are free of charge.
Prior to delivery, we will assist you in developing a Hospital Plan. You will get to make the following decisions, and we will make sure we give the hospital a copy of your plan so everyone involved in your care knows how you would like your delivery to go:
- When the adoptive parents come to the hospital?
- Who will your support system be at the hospital?
- If the adoptive parents can be in the delivery room?
- Do you want a natural delivery or would you prefer using medication?
- Who will hold the baby first?
- Will the baby stays in your room, the nursery, or in a room with the adoptive family?
- Will you or the adoptive family care for the baby?
- You can allow them to care for the baby, you can do it yourself, or you can all do it together. The baby can stay in your room, the adoptive parents’ room, or the nursery.
- How much time you would like alone with the baby?
- Would you like pictures of you and the baby?
- What would you like discharge from the hospital to look like?
Can I send my child gifts, pictures, etc.?
Yes you may, and often the adoptive parents may send the same to you.
What is a Closed Adoption?
Closed adoption is not choosing a family or having any contact before or after delivery.
What is a Semi-Open Adoption?
Semi-open adoption is choosing the family for your baby, but the relationship does not include the sharing of identifying information. After the baby has been placed for adoption, many semi-open adoptions include emailing photos and letters between adoptive families and birth families.
What is an Open Adoption?
Open adoption is choosing the family for your baby, sharing information, and agreeing to ongoing contact throughout the years. This contact may include phone calls, visiting with each other and the child, sharing photos and letters, and/or corresponding via e-mail.
Can I choose what type of adoption I would like to do: open, semi-open or closed?
Yes. We believe in empowering women. You may choose either open, semi-open, or closed adoption and we can explain both options so you may choose the best option for you and your baby.
I’m not sure who my baby’s father is. Can I still place my baby for adoption?
Yes. If you don’t know the father’s identity, we can still help you proceed.
What about the baby’s father?
The baby’s father may choose to be part of the adoption plan. He can receive letters and pictures, as well as visits, if he so chooses. The baby’s father may also choose to not be a part of the adoption plan. Either option is fine. We can go over the adoption laws regarding birth fathers in Arizona with you in person so you are fully educated on what his rights may be.
How do I know the family I select is safe?
All families must be approved to adopt, and the approval process can be very intense. The prospective adoptive family must go through a home study approval process through a licensed adoption agency. A home study includes an FBI check, a state criminal check, a child abuse check, medical exams, an inspection of their home, examination of financial records, and multiple recommendations. In addition, if you chose to, you may meet the family.
May I choose the family for my baby?
Yes, of course. This is your baby and your adoption plan to create, including choosing the family (if you would like to do so.) We present adoptive family profiles to you based upon your preferences, including: race, family structure, religion, location (in-state or out-of-state), and number of children currently in the home.
I’m ready to begin, what do I do now?
The best thing to do is to call our 24hour/7 day a week phone number at 623-695-4112 or our toll-free number, 1-800-340-9665. We will answer any additional questions you may have and then schedule an appointment with one of our case workers. We can provide transportation to our office located off the I-17 Access Road and Northern, where we can begin assisting you with your adoption plan.
Know Your Rights
In order to make an informed decision about your and your child’s future, it is helpful for you to be aware of your legal rights. You have the following rights: