Children/Babies for Adoption in Arizona
How do you find infants for adoption in Arizona?
American Adoptions is here to help. If you are just beginning to research your options for adoption, you likely have many questions. This guide will cover the basics of how adoption works and where you can go to find children for adoption.
With over 30 years of experience as a national domestic infant adoption agency, we know a thing or two about finding loving homes for children placed for adoption. You can get more information on available children and the services we can provide during your adoption by filling out this online form.
In the meantime, continue reading this guide to learn about Arizona kids for adoption and how the process works.
Adoption in Arizona
If you are just beginning your adoption research, you may have a general understanding of the adoption process — a mom places her Arizona child for adoption, a family adopts that child, the end.
Although you're not wrong, there are many different steps in the adoption process to successfully adopt a baby in Arizona. There are also different options. Essentially there are two main options: Domestic infant adoption and adoption from foster care. Continue reading to learn more about each type and to help determine which best aligns with your adoptive goals.
Domestic Infant Adoption in Arizona
Domestic infant adoption is the adoption of a newborn baby born in the United States.
Adoptive families will work with a domestic adoption agency to complete all of the necessary requirements to be eligible to adopt. These requirements include an adoption home study, legal representation, background checks, and more.
The agency you choose will depend upon your personal preferences as well as the services you will need to adopt in Arizona.
Ideally, you will want to work with a full-service agency, so that all of your resources and services are offered in-house, without causing you to acquire additional professionals. As one of the largest full-service, national domestic infant adoption agencies, American Adoptions can be the agency you need.
By offering all of the adoption services to complete an adoption, we have helped thousands of families and birth parents with their adoption through our agency. Some of the services we offer include:
- Financial risk-sharing for adoptive families
- Adoption opportunities
- Shorter average adoption wait times
- Video adoption profile services
- A 24/7 adoption hotline for both birth mothers and adoptive families
- So much more
Because we are a domestic infant adoption agency, we work directly with birth mothers who place their babies for adoption. These children up for adoption in Arizona are the infants for adoption in Arizona that you are looking for.
But, the process may not work quite how you think. You don’t find infants for adoption in Arizona. Instead, you are chosen by a prospective birth mother.
Birth mothers determine the characteristics they are looking for in an adoptive family. They browse adoptive family profiles and when they find a profile like yours that sticks out or catches their eye, they will reach out for more information. If she feels comfortable with the interactions, she then chooses you as a “match” and will decide to place her child with you for adoption.
Adoption from Foster Care
Another option for adoptive families is adopting through foster care. Although there can be more uncertainties with this type of adoption, this option acts as a great alternative to domestic adoption. If you are comfortable with or looking to adopt an older child, a sibling group, or a child with special needs, foster care may be right for you.
Ultimately, the goal of foster care and adoption in Arizona is for the child placed in the Arizona foster care system to be reunited with their biological parents. In many situations, this is not a possibility and their parents' parental rights are terminated. When this occurs, these children become eligible for adoption through foster care.
Domestic vs Foster Care Adoption
The debate on which type of adoption is best for you truly depends on your adoptive goals. If you want:
- To adopt an infant: Domestic adoption is best because it is rare to be able to adopt an infant through foster care.
- To adopt an older child: Foster care adoption is best for you because domestic infant agencies generally only work with infants.
- A temporary situation: Foster Care adoption is for you, as there are options to be a foster parent where the intention is to provide a loving home for a child until their family can obtain their parental rights back.
There are pros and cons to each, but ultimately it will depend on which meets your adoptive dreams the best.
Find an Adoption Opportunity in Arizona
When you work with a domestic adoption agency in Arizona, like American Adoptions, you will list the characteristics of the baby you would like to adopt. Gender, race, ethnicity, and more are all options you can filter when hoping to match with a birth mother.
At American Adoptions, your specialist will help find a birth mother that you feel a personal connection. Keep in mind, with such an important, life-changing decision, the birth mother has the final say in who she decides to adopt her baby. When you work with a national agency like American Adoptions, you might be selected for an adoption opportunity in Arizona or somewhere across the country. It all depends you are open to and the birth mother who selects you.
Because we can provide more opportunities for a match, we boast about lower average wait times. With that said, there is no guarantee on how long a match may take, but ultimately everyone wants to make sure they are making the best decision for the baby.
American Adoption specialists help facilitate the communication between selected adoptive families and the birth mother. This communication can occur as little or often as preferred and depending upon the level of openness you are pursuing in your adoption; it may continue well after placement as well.
For foster care adoptions, there are what’s called photo listings for children up for adoption in Arizona. Here you can read profiles and view pictures of the children that are hoping to be adopted.
Adoption is an amazing decision that provides children a lifetime of love and support. If you are considering parenting children up for adoption in Arizona fill out our information form to get in contact with an adoption professional. They will discuss your adoptive dreams and help you determine which type of adoption is best for you.
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