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Protecting Your Rights: Can CPS Take My Baby in Arizona?

Pregnancy can be a time of immense joy and anticipation. Still, it can also bring about worries and concerns, especially if you’ve faced difficult circumstances in the past. Perhaps you struggled with drug abuse or have a current open case with DCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety). One question that may weigh on the minds of pregnant women in Arizona who have experienced such difficulties is, “Can CPS take my baby?” We understand this can be frightening, and we’re here to provide you with essential information and support.

Can CPS Take My Baby?

First and foremost, it’s essential to know that DCS (you might know them as CPS) generally intervenes when there is a risk of harm to the child. They are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of children, but this does not mean they will automatically take your baby away simply because you’re facing challenges during your pregnancy. Some reasons DCS chooses to be involved include illegal drug use, another open case with DCS for other children, no prenatal care, no necessary items at home to care for the baby, and homelessness.

Suppose you choose to place your unborn child for adoption through Building Arizona Families. In this case, we will work with you to create an adoption plan that includes safe housing, helping you stay healthy through good nutrition and proper prenatal care, and staying clean from illegal drug use. If you work with us to follow these guidelines and provisions, DCS is generally satisfied, and your adoption plan can remain intact. Working on your adoption plan includes your right to choose the adoptive family that is best suited for your child’s upbringing and the opportunity to maintain a connection to your child through open adoption.

 If you’re considering placing your baby for adoption, we offer a range of services to assist you every step of the way. If you are still wondering, “Can CPS take my baby?” you can reach out to us anytime, day or night, by calling or texting 623-695-4112.

When you choose to place your baby for adoption with Building Arizona Families, you’ll receive comprehensive support at no cost to you as the birth mother. This support can include:

  1. Housing: We can help provide safe and comfortable housing for you during pregnancy.
  2. Food and Clothing: You won’t have to worry about your basic needs as we will assist with food and clothing.
  3. Medical Care: Access to quality healthcare throughout your pregnancy is a priority.
  4. Counseling: Emotional support is crucial; you will receive counseling to help you navigate your choices.
  5. Legal Services: We’ll assist with the legal aspects of adoption, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.
  6. Transportation: If you need transportation for medical appointments or other essential tasks, we’ll help arrange it for you.

Adoption is a courageous and loving decision; you don’t have to go through it alone. With our support and your adherence to the program, you won’t wonder, “Can CPS take my baby?”. Building Arizona Families provides you with the care, resources, and guidance you need, ensuring your well-being and the best possible future for your baby.

Remember, while CPS is there to safeguard children, they won’t take your baby away simply because you’re facing challenges during pregnancy. By reaching out to Building Arizona Families, you can make informed choices and receive the support you deserve during this important time in your life. Don’t hesitate to seek help, and you can reach us any time, day or night, by calling or texting 623-695-4112.

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