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Creating Your Adoption Plan [You are Always in Control]

American Adoptions of Arizona will always put you in charge of your adoption plan because when it comes to you and your baby, you should be the one calling the shots.

An unexpected pregnancy can throw your life off the course. But you can regain the control you might feel like you’ve lost through adoption and making an adoption plan in Arizona. With a decision that affects you and your child, you should always be the one calling the shots. American Adoptions of Arizona will always support your decisions and will never pressure you one way or another.

If you’re new to the world of adoption, you might be wondering, “What is an adoption plan?” Your Arizona adoption plan is the foundation of your adoption process. It will outline the direction you’d like your adoption to go and the qualities you’d like to see in the hopeful adoptive family. Your adoption specialist will use your adoption plan as a tool to build a positive adoption experience for you.

The adoption specialists at American Adoptions of Arizona have personal adoption experience as adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. They understand what you’re going through and will use this experience to help you create a modern adoption plan that meets your needs and to provide you with answers and support throughout your adoption.

Your adoption plan will include preferences for your adoption from beginning to end. Think of your adoption plan as the map on this life-changing journey. However, you can always choose the path you take.  You can change any part of your prospective birth parent adoption plan at any time. As we’ve said before, you are always in control and should never be confined to a choice you don’t feel comfortable with. Just let your adoption specialist know and they will make these changes for you.

To learn more about modern adoption plans in Arizona, keep reading below or contact us now to get free information.

Making an Adoption Plan in Arizona

You will always be in control of your Arizona birth parent adoption plan. You are the key to your own adoption. That doesn’t mean you have to do everything by yourself. The adoption specialists at American Adoptions will be there to guide you in making an adoption plan. They’ll provide you with a template to fill out and document your preferences for your adoption plan.

You will be making all the choices, but your adoption specialist will always have your back. The personal adoption experience of our specialists equips them to give you unbiased support. If you have any questions or just need someone to talk you through a decision, your adoption specialist will be more than happy to help.

The process that goes into making an adoption plan in Arizona can be summarized in four steps: 

Step 1. Contact American Adoptions

American Adoptions is an agency that always has your best interests in mind. You are making a beautiful and loving decision by placing your baby for adoption. You are giving them a life that you may not be able to give them in your current situation. We want to help you take control of your future. One of the ways we can do this is by helping you create a birth parent adoption plan that is best for you. Our adoption specialists are available to you 24/7 to answer your questions.

 “You could tell they weren’t just putting on a front to make you want to do it or push you into it,” Kaitlin said about working with American Adoptions. “They want whatever you want, and that’s what they told me during the whole process. It wasn’t up to them; they were just going to be there for me no matter what decision I made.”

Our adoption specialists will never leave you high and dry. You can always depend on American Adoptions to be there for you as you navigate the adoption process. To get more information on creating your modern adoption plan in Arizona, contact an adoption specialist today. It’s never too early or late to begin planning your Arizona adoption.

Step 2: Choose the Adoptive Family 

One of the most exciting parts about being able to create your birth parent adoption plan is being able to choose the perfect adoptive family for your child. Being able to choose the family who will raise your child can give you peace of mind, because you get the chance to get to know the family before placing your child with them.

You will be able to sit down with your adoption specialist and layout your preferences for the type of family you would like to raise your child, such as:

  • Whether or not the family is affiliated with a religion

  • If you want your child to have siblings

  • If they travel a lot

  • What traditions you would like your child to grow up with

  • And much more

Your adoption specialist will compare your preferences to adoptive family profiles that have the qualities you’re looking for. They’ll present you with the profiles that match your preferences and you can take as much time as you need to review these profiles. Once you find “the ones,” you can let your adoption specialist know.

“I knew it was the right decision when they told me they had always wanted a girl and had always planned to name her Julianna,” Julia said about knowing when she found “the ones.” “They told me the story about how they were at Thanksgiving and they were praying, and they got the call from me. It’s just a blessing all around.”

American Adoptions is a national adoption agency. This means that we work with hundreds of families across the U.S. This allows us to give you a variety of adoptive family profiles to choose from. You will find an amazing adoptive family that can give your baby an amazing life in no time.

Step 3: Your Arizona Hospital Plan 

Another big part of your adoption plan in Arizona is planning your hospital stay. This portion of your adoption plan is known as your hospital plan. Childbirth is mentally and physically exhausting, so we want to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. Your hospital plan will detail all of the arrangements you’d like to have in place before, during and after your delivery. Such arrangements include:

  • Who do you want in the delivery room with you?

  • What hospital will you be staying at?

  • Do you want to spend time alone with your baby?

  • How involved do you want the adoptive family to be?

  • Do you want to leave the hospital with your baby and the adoptive family?

Your adoption specialist will be available to help you draw up your hospital plan and will coordinate everything with the hospital staff so you don’t have to worry about a thing on your big day. You can also take solace in knowing that all medical expenses will be covered by American Adoptions and the adoptive family.

Step 4. Post-Placement Contact

Most of today’s modern adoption plans are based on open adoption. Open adoption allows for post-adoption contact with your child and their adoptive family. Many expectant mothers choose an open adoption because they get to stay in touch with their child and know that they are happy and healthy. It also allows the adoptive family to speak openly about the adoption with your child, which means your child will never have to wonder where they came from.

Caitlin, a birth mother we worked with spoke highly of her open adoption decision.

“Knowing that I can be around and be there — I don’t even know how to put it into words… I’m like a cheerleader on the sideline, and that’s more than I could have asked for,” Caitlin said of her open adoption relationship. “He gets this family who can take care of him and do everything I couldn’t, but he can also know that I didn’t just give him away. I had a purpose for him, and it was meant to be.”

Here are some things to consider when deciding what you’d like your post-adoption contact to look like with the adoptive family:

  • Do you want to get to know the family before the child is born?

  • How do you want to communicate with them?

    • Text

    • Email

    • In-person visits

    • Photos

    • Phone calls

  • How often would you like to be in contact with the adoptive family?

The adoption specialists at American Adoptions can help mediate post-placement contact between you and the adoptive family for the best chance of continued communication success in the future. 

Getting Started

You’re choosing adoption because you want what’s best for your baby. You’re giving them the gift of a family who can give them an amazing life full of opportunity. You know what’s best for your child, so you will be the only one making decisions when it comes to making an adoption plan for placing your baby for adoption in Arizona. We’re here to help. Regardless of how early or late it is in your pregnancy, you can contact us today to get more information about creating your adoption plan.

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