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Adoption in Difficult Circumstances [You Can Always Choose Adoption]

Adoption for Homeless, Incarcerated and Undocumented People


If you are considering adoption in difficult circumstances, then here is what you need to know:

An unplanned pregnancy can be a stressful experience no matter what situation you’re in. But, there’s no reason to feel ashamed. Many prospective birth mothers find themselves in complicated circumstances, and you won’t be the last. Generally, everyone considering adoption has three unplanned pregnancy options in Arizona:

  • Parenting
  • Abortion
  • Adoption

If you’re reading this article, then you are likely considering adoption. Also, your circumstances may make options such as parenting or abortion not as feasible. For instance, a pregnant and homeless person could be unable to parent. Or, an undocumented immigrant may be afraid to receive an abortion at a medical clinic. No matter what your situation is, you can choose adoption.

Below, we’ll go over various circumstances that you could be in and how adoption works in that scenario. To learn more about how you can choose adoption in your situation, give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION. We would love to help you at any time. You can also get free adoption information now.

Choosing Adoption as a Pregnant, Homeless Person in Arizona

If you are a pregnant, homeless woman in Arizona who is considering adoption, then you can rest assured that adoption is an option for you. Parenting is expensive, whether you are homeless or not. On the other hand, adoption is always 100% free for prospective birth mothers.

This makes it the most cost-effective unplanned pregnancy option. When you work with American Adoptions of Arizona, we can ensure that you will receive as much adoption financial assistance as possible, which can potentially including housing for pregnant, homeless women. If you’re looking for help for pregnant, homeless moms in Arizona, then please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.

Choosing Adoption While Pregnant And Addicted to Drugs in Arizona

If you have a drug addiction while pregnant in Arizona, then you may be wondering if adoption is available for you. You can rest easy knowing that adoption is an option, regardless of your situation. Also, you may be eligible for adoption financial assistance, which includes free medical care for any pregnancy-related expenses. On top of this, you could receive financial help for things such as:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Maternity clothes
  • Groceries
  • And more

As a prospective birth mother, you should be able to focus on your pregnancy without having to worry about costs. You simply want to give your child a chance at the best life possible. Also, when you work with American Adoptions of Arizona, one of our adoption professionals can help you with getting assistance for pregnant addicts. Talking about your addiction with one of our adoption professionals is OK, and you won’t face any sort of judgment or consequences when you work with our agency.

Choosing Adoption in Jail in Arizona

For prospective birth mothers considering adoption in jail in Arizona, they may worry about the legal consequences. Some people worry that they’ll face an extended sentence, for example. Fortunately, you can choose adoption, whether it’s while you’re incarcerated or if it’s adoption when the father is in jail. Also, by creating an adoption plan with our agency, you can avoid legal consequences such as child abandonment or neglect. Remember that you can choose adoption as early or late in your pregnancy as you want.


We have worked with incarcerated birth mothers before, and they commonly wonder what will happen if they give birth in prison. When you choose adoption, you can know that your child will grow up happy and healthy with a loving adoptive family.

Choosing Adoption as an Undocumented Immigrant in Arizona

Just as a U.S. citizen can experience an unplanned pregnancy, so can someone without U.S. citizenship. Although putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship can be a bit more complicated than it would be for a U.S. citizen, it will always be an option with American Adoptions of Arizona. Also, when you work with our agency, your adoption paperwork is 100% confidential, so it will never be released to immigration or governmental authorities without your consent.

So, if you were wondering, “Can you ‘give up’ a child for adoption even if you are an immigrant?” then the answer is yes. Through open adoption, you can find the perfect adoptive family for your child. You can also stay in touch with both your child and their adoptive family, knowing that your baby is growing up in a loving, caring home. In other words, you can give your child the life that you imagine for them.

Choosing Adoption While You Have a CPS Case in Arizona

As a prospective birth mother, you simply want to give your child a chance at the best life possible. That’s why you’re considering adoption in the first place. But, when Child Protective Services (CPS) or the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) become involved, it can seem more complex. That’s why many prospective birth mothers ask us, “Can you ‘give a newborn up’ for adoption if you have an existing CPS case in Arizona?” Our answer is always yes.

Other people wonder, “Can I adopt my child out if she has been taken by social workers in Arizona?” In this case, the answer is no. Once the state takes custody of your child, they will place them, and that could be with you, a temporary foster family or with a permanent adoptive family pursuing foster care adoption. So, if you’re considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy, be sure to contact a private adoption agency, such as American Adoptions of Arizona, so that you can have full control over where your child goes.


If this seems like a lot of information to soak in at once, then we completely understand. Adoption may not be simple, but it is rewarding. Just as the adage goes, most things worth doing aren’t easy.

To learn more about how adoption works in difficult circumstances, we are always a phone call away at 1-800-ADOPTION. You’ll talk to one of our experienced adoption professionals, and we’d be happy to help you whenever you may need us! Also, you can get more adoption information now.

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