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Facing Unplanned Pregnancy: How to Put a Child Up For Adoption

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering your options, you might be wondering how to put a child up for adoption. With so much information out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and that there are many resources available to help you navigate this difficult situation. We will help to provide you with an overview of how to place your baby for adoption and to offer guidance on how to choose the right adoption plan for you and your child.

The Adoption Process Explained

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be wondering how to place your baby for adoption. The adoption process can be overwhelming, but understanding the basics can help you make the best decision for you and your baby.

First, it’s important to know that adoption is a legal process that involves terminating your parental rights and transferring them to the adoptive parents. The process can vary depending on the state you live in but generally involves working with an adoption agency or attorney to find an adoptive family and complete the necessary paperwork.

Once you decide to pursue adoption, you will need to choose the type of adoption you want to pursue. This can include open adoption, where you have ongoing contact with the adoptive family and your child, or closed adoption, where you have no contact after the adoption is finalized.  It is best to consult with your adoption professional to gain important information about these choices.

Finding the Right Adoption Agency

One of the most important decisions you will make when considering how to put a child up for adoption is selecting the right adoption agency. There are countless agencies out there, and it can be overwhelming to navigate them all. However, finding the right one can make a big difference in your journey.

At Building Arizona Families, a non-profit adoption agency in Phoenix, AZ, we pride ourselves on providing compassionate, comprehensive support to birth parents throughout the adoption process. Our team of experienced adoption professionals can guide you through every step of the way, from choosing the right adoptive family to navigating the legal process of adoption. We understand that making the decision to place your baby for adoption is never easy, and we are here to provide the guidance and support you need to make the best decision for yourself and your child. To schedule an appointment with our team to discuss our services, you can reach us by phone or text at 623-695-4112 or by email at

Selecting the Right Adoptive Family

Choosing to place your baby for adoption is a difficult decision, but selecting the right adoptive family can give you peace of mind knowing your child will be in good hands. It’s important to consider the adoptive family’s values, lifestyle, and ability to provide a stable home environment. Building Arizona Families can walk you through the process of choosing the right family. When choosing a family, take the time to get to know them and ask questions about their experience with parenting and their reasons for wanting to adopt. Don’t be afraid to ask for references or, in an open adoption, meet with them multiple times before making your decision. Remember, you have the power to choose the best family and future for your unborn child.  

Adoption is a legal process that involves transferring parental rights from the biological parents to the adoptive parents. Adoptive parents are required to undergo a background check and home study evaluation to ensure that they are fit to provide a safe and stable environment for the child. Finally, once the adoption is finalized, a new birth certificate is issued with the adoptive parents’ names. Building Arizona Families works with a qualified attorney to guide you through the legal process of adoption.

Emotional Considerations and Coping with Adoption

The decision to place your baby for adoption can be one of the most difficult choices you will ever make. You may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, from guilt and sadness to relief and hope. Coping with these feelings is an important part of the adoption process, and it’s important to take care of yourself throughout the journey.

One of the first things to do when considering adoption is to talk to others who have gone through the same process. Building Arizona Families has helped hundreds of birth mothers through this process and can provide you with emotional support, information, and resources that will help you make the best decision for yourself and your child.  You can view some of their stories HERE.

It’s also important to understand that adoption does not mean giving up on your child. Rather, it means making a selfless choice that will give your child the best chance at a happy, healthy life. By choosing adoption, you are taking an active role in ensuring your child’s well-being, even if it means making a difficult sacrifice. And, in an open adoption, you can remain involved in your child’s life.  You can find out more about open adoption HERE

Moving Forward After Adoption Decision

Choosing to place your baby for adoption is a decision that can be both difficult and emotional. After the adoption process is complete, it’s normal to experience a range of emotions, including grief, guilt, and sadness. Moving forward after an adoption decision is about allowing yourself to process your feelings and take steps to find healing. It’s important to remember that you’ve made a selfless choice to give your child the best possible life and that your love for them is an ongoing commitment. Take time to care for yourself and seek support from loved ones. Look towards the future and find ways to honor your child’s life by setting goals and, if you choose an open adoption, staying connected to the adoptive family. Through the Donna K. Evans Foundation, Building Arizona Families offers post-adoption placement counseling, support groups, and practical support like resume writing, help with getting back in school, clothing for job interviews, and access to our food pantry.

Know that your decision to choose adoption was brave and that you are not alone. If you are struggling with your decision after the adoption process is complete, know that there are resources available to you. If you are in the Phoenix area and need help with an unplanned pregnancy, we are happy to help at Building Arizona Families. We offer confidential counseling and support for birth parents considering adoption, as well as resources for finding the right adoptive family. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or text at 623-695-4112 or by filling out the convenient form on the website HERE. We would be honored to provide you with the support you need.

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