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Your Guide to Religion in Unplanned Pregnancy

How Religion Factors into Your Adoption Plan

If you are a religious person considering adoption for your child, then you may wonder how your faith factors into your adoption process. No matter what, you should know that:

  • You can choose adoption.
  • American Adoptions of Arizona can help you find the right family, including a family that shares your religious tradition.
  • Adoption is a beautiful, selfless and loving decision.

Still, you could be curious about how your religion will intertwine with your adoption plan, and you’re not alone. That’s why we created this guide in the first place. So, if you are considering adoption and wondering about religious views on “giving up” your child for adoption, then you’re in the right place.

Below, we’ll go over several faiths and how adoption works for each of them. If you have any questions as you’re reading along, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION. You’ll speak with one of our trusted adoption professionals, and we would love to help you at any time! You can also get free adoption information now.

In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about religion in unplanned pregnancy.

Choosing Adoption as a Christian Person in Arizona

As a Christian prospective birth mother, you could be wondering, “Is it wrong to ‘give my baby up’ for adoption if I’m a Christian?” The answer is no. It is not wrong to choose adoption for your child. No matter what religion you follow, adoption is always an option.

Also, there is a reason we say “give up for adoption” in quotes. That’s because, when you choose adoption, you are not “giving up.” You are making a heroic and brave choice that places your child’s needs before your own. You are giving your child a life of love and opportunity, and that is beautiful. 

Some prospective birth mothers also wonder, “Is putting a child up for adoption a sin?” The answer to that is also no. When you choose adoption, you:

  • Help a family realize their dreams of parenthood
  • Ensure that your child grows up in a loving, safe home
  • Develop a lifelong bond with your child and their adoptive parents
  • Have access to free, 24/7 counseling to process difficult emotions
  • Ensure that your baby has financial stability

In other words, choosing adoption as a Christian is not only possible, but it is also rewarding.

Choosing Adoption as a Muslim Person in Arizona

When it comes to “giving your child up” for adoption in Islam, you should know that Islamic guidelines allow for adoption. From a more traditional standpoint, though, it can vary. For instance, if biological parents are unable to care for their child, then biological relatives generally assume those parental responsibilities.

Traditionally speaking, when Muslim parents adopt a child, the adoptive family doesn’t replace the birth parents. If they adopt a child younger than two years old, they can become mahram, or unmarriageable, for anyone else in that family. A Muslim adoptee also still has inheritance rights from their birth parents.

But, these practices often only apply in very traditional religious communities. Because there are many different understandings of how to live out the Muslim faith, you can always follow more progressive practices if that’s what you would prefer. Remember, although we will do the heavy lifting, you are in full control of your adoption journey from start to finish.

Choosing Adoption as a Jewish Person in Arizona

In Judaism, a mitzvah is a charitable act or good deed. Many prospective birth mothers who follow the Jewish faith may wonder if “giving a baby up” for adoption is a mitzvah. But, only you know what is best for you and your child. If it’s the right choice for you, then that is certainly a good deed. You would be giving your child a chance at the best life possible, and they would grow up in a loving, caring home. To you, that could be a mitzvah.

As you mull over your unplanned pregnancy options, you can ask yourself questions such as:

  • What type of life can I provide for a child right now?
  • Is my living situation suitable for raising children?
  • Am I ready to parent at this point in my life?

If you have trouble answering these questions or deciding if adoption is right for you, then speak with some religious leaders in your community. This could be a trusted rabbi or even close friends and family.

Choosing Adoption as a Buddhist Person in Arizona

As a Buddhist person considering adoption, you could be curious about religious views used in the adoption process. For instance, you might wonder how a Buddhist prospective birth mother’s adoption journey works. No matter what, you can always choose adoption, and the steps you’ll need to take are largely the same as they are for anyone else.

Although American Adoptions of Arizona can tailor your adoption plan to meet your needs, this is what your journey will generally look like:

  • Step 1: Choose adoption. First, you’ll need to feel confident that adoption is the best path for both you and your child. If you want, then you can talk to members of your religious community to go over some religious views on “giving up” your child for adoption.
  • Step 2: Create an adoption plan. Though American Adoptions of Arizona does the heavy lifting, you get to call all the shots in your adoption journey.
  • Step 3: Find the right adoptive family. You may want to choose a Buddhist family to adopt your baby, and our agency can make that happen. Whatever your preferences are, your adoption professional will take them into account.
  • Step 4: Get to know the adoptive parents. By choosing open adoption, you can stay in touch with your child and their adoptive parents. You can also develop a deeper relationship with them.
  • Step 5: Make a hospital plan. You and your adoption professional will go over the details of your hospital stay, including what hospital you’d like to deliver your baby at and who you want to be there.

To learn more about choosing adoption as a Buddhist, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION. We’re happy to help you whenever you need us!

Choosing Adoption as a Hindu Person in Arizona

While pursuing adoption as a Hindu prospective birth mother, you may wonder how religion in unplanned pregnancy affects your adoption. But, your adoption journey will generally be the same as it would be for someone who isn’t Hindu. This includes finding the perfect adoptive parents to raise your baby. You can even choose a Hindu family to raise your child if you’d like! You can browse our hopeful adoptive families by religion, so you can always find the right adoptive family for your baby.

Brittnee, a birth mother who worked with American Adoptions, found the best adoptive parents for her child through our agency.

“I was lucky enough to find American Adoptions, who immediately took some of that weight away by walking me through the steps and supporting whatever decision I made,” she said. “They sent me several wonderful profiles of hopeful parents, and I just knew right off when I found the right one.”


If you have any more questions about religious views used in the adoption process, then call us at 1-800-ADOPTION. You’ll talk to one of our experienced adoption professionals, and we would love to help you at any time! You can also get more free information now.

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