Will adoptive families want to adopt my baby …
If I have smoked during my pregnancy?
If I have used drugs during my pregnancy?
If I have a mental illness?
If I am incarcerated?
If I have consumed alcohol during my pregnancy?
If my baby has been diagnosed with special needs?
YES to all! There is always a “right” family for every adoption situation. It is the adoption agency’s role to help you find that special family that will adopt your baby.
Adoptive Families Are Waiting To Be Chosen By A Birth Mother Just Like You!
Many, many adoptive families are open to adopting a baby that has been drug-exposed in utero. The most important thing you, as a birth mother, can do if you are using drugs during your pregnancy is to let your adoption specialist know. Many, many adoptive families are open to adopting a baby whose birth mother has smoked during her pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy is not uncommon, especially among our clientele. Many of our birth mothers have smoked cigarettes and used drugs during their pregnancy. Lots of adoptive families are waiting to be chosen by a birth mother just like you!
If you have a mental illness, it is essential to disclose that to the adoption agency. That information will be passed along to the adoptive family, and the medical knowledge will be an asset if there comes a time where the child may need mental health assistance. Mental illness can be genetically passed down from a biological parent to a biological child. However, it may not be passed down, or a child is diagnosed with a mental illness without any history. Most mental illnesses have varying degrees, and with a more severe diagnosis, medication and counseling may be an additional level of support.
We Can Absolutely Assist You In Finding The Right Family To Adopt Your Baby
If you are pregnant and your baby has been diagnosed with special needs, we can absolutely assist you with your adoption. Your baby’s particular special needs determine the adoptive families presented to you. Some families are more equipped to deal with specific special needs, while other adoptive families may have particular experience with another area of special needs.
Many of our clients are either incarcerated when they come into our program or have warrants. We can work with you on your adoption plan, and yes, we have many families who are ready, wanting, and willing to adopt your baby! We can work with your jail or prison corrections office to facilitate our visits with you and facilitate the ability to assist you with your adoption plan.
Drinking alcohol during your pregnancy may be the most challenging, but we can still find adoptive families. So we would want to make sure that we find the very best adoptive family that would be a perfect choice for you and your baby! Read more about our adoption services available HERE.
Building Arizona Families Wants To Help You With Your Adoption Choice
Regardless of your situation, we want to help you with your adoption choice. If we are not equipped to handle a situation or do not have a matchable adoptive family, we will make sure that we find a resource available. Adoptive families are educated in outcomes that may or may not occur. Rest assured that we will address whatever circumstance concerns you. We want to make sure that you are comfortable with our understanding and your future adoptive family’s understanding.
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 after your baby is adopted through the Donna K. Evans Foundation. You can contact us 24/7 at (623) 695-4112. You are not alone, and we want to help, thank you for considering adoption, you are making an amazing choice.