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Expectations Vs. Reality When Working with a Local Arizona Adoption Agency

When beginning an adoption plan for both adoptive parents and birth parents at our local adoption agency in Arizona, it’s essential to have realistic expectations. Living in “Planet Reality” is very different from living in “Planet Fantasy.” When an adoption experience is not what either birth parents or adoptive parents wanted it to be, it may be due to unrealistic expectations. 

Unrealistic expectations arise when thorough communication is lacking.  Building Arizona Families, our local adoption agency in Arizona, explains the adoption process in detail to adoptive parents and birth parents so everyone is well prepared for the adoption journey ahead.

The Beauty is in the Details When Planning an Adoption Journey 

One of the responsibilities of a licensed adoption agency or an adoption attorney is to make sure both the adoptive parents and the birth parents are living on “Planet Reality”. This is accomplished by the following for both the adoptive parents and the birth parents:

  • Thoroughly explaining the adoption process in great detail and making sure that both parties understand. Information is often better understood if conveyed with more than one method – oral, written, and watched, and then of course making sure all questions are answered and information understood. Additionally, going over the information multiple times during the adoption journey and providing clarifications and reminders can be helpful. A reference guide is provided as a useful resource. 
  • By providing thorough and ongoing communication, our licensed Arizona adoption agency helps avoid the following statements:
    1. “Oh, I didn’t know that.”
    2. “I don’t remember being told that.”
    3. “This is the first I am hearing about this.”
    4. “Why wasn’t this explained?”

Local Adoption Agency in Arizona

  • Building Arizona Families always has readily available adoption information for either party to reference including: 
    1. The Adoption Contract or Service Agreement
    2. Agency website information
    3. An Adoption folder with handouts or a packet which includes:
      • Explanation of birth or adoptive parent responsibilities and the adoption agency’s responsibilities
      • Description of roles
      • Who to contact in a crisis
      • What the next step is
      • What is the schedule of events 
        • For Adoptive Families 
          1. Payment Schedule
          2. TPR
          3. ICPC
          4. ICWA
          5. AZ Adoption Laws
        • For Birth Parents 
          1. Financial Resource availability
          2. Adoption Aftercare Services
          3. AZ Adoption Laws 
  • Lastly, and most importantly, information that ensures both parties understand what adoption is and what adoption isn’t, including: 
    1. What to expect
    2. What is considered normal?
    3. What is a “red flag?”
    4. What the process looks like
    5. What steps are taken
    6. What happens in a crisis
    7. Worst-case scenarios

Contact Building Arizona Families, our local adoption agency in Arizona for more information on the adoption process. Visit our website HERE for answers to many questions our adoptive parents and birth parents ask. We are here to support each person during their beautiful adoption journey, find out more HERE!

Our Local Adoption Agency in Arizona Believes in Adoption Support

As a birth mother, choosing adoption means choosing an option with support, aftercare, and access to financial resources. Adoption is a beautiful choice and one that is increasingly becoming a more popular choice. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, we are a licensed, full-service, non-profit, local adoption agency in Arizona. We believe in adoption aftercare services and have a program on-site to provide continued support through the Donna K. Evans Foundation. You can contact us 24/7 at (623) 695-4112 or online HERE. You are not alone, and we want to help. Thank you for considering adoption, you are making an amazing choice! Call or Text: (623) 695-4112 or please visit us online HERE.

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