Some people may believe that choosing private adoption for their unplanned pregnancy is the hardest decision a birth mother must make; however, there are other adoption decisions ahead. Choosing an adoptive family may be among them. This may be a tough day on your adoption journey. You are selecting the individuals and/or individual you are going to entrust with the life of your child. We offer support and guidance to birth mothers seeking adoptive parents for their child. AZ Pregnancy Help walks alongside our birth mothers to provide care and support during difficult decisions during an adoption journey.
How Birth Mothers Seeking Adoptive Parents Can Prepare for This Big Step
Here are some ways you can prepare yourself for choosing an adoptive family:
- Think about what you want for your child’s future
What kind of home do you see them growing up in? Do they have animals? Do they have lots of siblings and family around? Or are they part of a small family? Do they have an active family? Or a more laid-back family? Thinking of these things ahead of time will help prepare you for reading adoptive parent profiles.
- Make sure you have disclosed all your adoptive family preferences to your adoption agency.
This is especially important because this choice is only made once. Leaving things unsaid may leave you feeling unsettled.
- Keep an open mind.
Though you will come into the process with specific selection preferences, it is essential to allow room for the unexpected preferences that may come up during the process.
- Ask lots of questions.
As the old saying goes, “There is no such thing as a stupid question.”
This is true, especially in adoptions. Adoption is not an area that many people have a lot of knowledge about. Asking questions is the best way to ensure you are obtaining the most accurate information.
- Have a support person with you.
Having a support person with you can be helpful in many ways, but most importantly, it brings in another view, which could bring forth information you may not have thought of and help you see things differently. Having someone to share this moment with takes a special moment and amplifies it making it that much more precious.
With the tips mentioned above fresh in your head, have confidence that you are starting on the right foot when choosing an adoptive family that will provide a sense of security and stability for both you and your child. Private adoption is a beautiful choice, so if you are pregnant and need help, we are here for you.
AZ Pregnancy Help Walks Alongside Birth Mothers – Offering Support and Assistance Through Their Unplanned Pregnancy
As a birth mother, choosing adoption means choosing an option with support, aftercare, and access to financial resources. Adoption is a beautiful choice and one that is increasingly becoming a more popular choice.
If you are pregnant and are considering adoption, we are a licensed, full-service, non-profit Arizona adoption agency called Building Arizona Families. We believe in adoption aftercare services and have a program on-site to provide continued support through the Donna K. Evans Foundation. Contact us 24/7 at (623) 695-4112. Or introduce yourself to us online, please visit us HERE. We look forward to meeting you!