MEET WITH AN ADOPTION SPECIALIST
Our experienced Adoption Specialists are available to meet with you face to face. We are willing and able to provide transportation to our office if necessary. We work with pregnant women all over the State of Arizona and if you reside outside of Maricopa County, we will come and meet with you. When we meet, we will discuss your individual situation, answer questions, and discuss the adoption process.
If you are ready to proceed, we can begin assisting you in making your adoption plan. We discuss all of the intake paperwork and assist you in completing the information. At this time, we work with you in determining if you need financial assistance with living expenses. Financial aid could include but is not limited to: rent, utilities, food, clothing, bus passes, and more. Financial assistance may be available the same day your adoption intake paperwork is complete. You can also create a plan for future contact with your child and adoptive parents, including photos, updates, and possible visits.
BIRTH FATHERS/LEGAL FATHERS
Every state has their own specific laws regarding birth fathers and legal fathers. Here in Arizona, we have specific laws regarding how they may be notified and if adoption consents need to be signed. Please contact us for further questions regarding birth fathers or legal fathers at (623) 695-4112.
CHOOSE A FAMILY
AZ Pregnancy Help has an adoption system that gives you many adoptive families to choose from across Arizona to the United States. We have adoptive families that are open to whatever type of communication you are interested in having. After selecting an adoptive family, we will assist you in coordinating contact (if you so choose), Skype calls, emails or face-to-face meetings. Your Adoption Specialist will help you coordinate all communication. We use Child Connect, an adoption site service that facilitates contact between adoptive families and birth mothers after placement. Through Child Connect, communication can continue through an online portal for pictures and emails. We have computers and printers that you can use to communicate and receive photos. Child Connect will also mail photographs to you.
CREATING A HOSPITAL PLAN
AZ Pregnancy Help will help you create an adoption plan. Your Adoption Specialist will assist you in everything from planning your hospital stay. You decide on spending time with your baby and/or the adoptive parents, if that is what you desire. After you deliver, your hospital stay is “your time”. You can decide who will spend time with the baby. The adoptive parents can come to the hospital and you may or may not want to spend time with them, it’s up to you. Once the baby and you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, the baby goes home with the adoptive parents.
CONSENTING TO ADOPTION
To complete the adoption process, birth parents need to consent to the adoption. The consent is a legal document that the birth mother in Arizona cannot sign until 72 hours after the birth of the baby. Once the adoption consent is signed it is irrevocable.
ON-GOING SUPPORT / POST ADOPTION SERVICES
Your Adoption Specialist will be available to talk and meet with you before, during and after the adoption placement. We have developed and implemented the Donna K. Evans Foundation, which is an adoption aftercare program. The Donna K. Evans Foundation was developed to help our birth mothers continue their life journey, offering support such as group counseling, job searching, educational opportunities, clothing, long-term housing assistance, and much more. You will have access to our adoption aftercare services, which is conveniently located in the next to our adoption office. For more information about the adoption aftercare services, please visit our adoption website at www.dkefoundation.com.