If you are pregnant and want your child to be adopted, you have three routes you can go:
Adoption agencies provide abundant resources for expecting mothers. Not only will they do the basics and set your child up with a safe and loving family, but they also often provide free legal help, free counseling, and, if you qualify, free housing and medical coverage. An adoption agency will walk you through the process and be there for you from beginning to end without you ever having to pay a cent. Adoption agencies are a great resource for anyone, but particularly expectant mothers who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Here are 5 adoption agencies that are either based in Arizona or have offices in Arizona:
Building Arizona Families (623) 695-4122
Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona (480) 823-3002
Adoption Choices of Arizona (480) 900-5520
American Adoptions 1-800-236-7846
Gladney Center for Adoption 1-866-491-0923
If you feel uncomfortable calling an adoption agency, good news! Most of these agencies will respond to texts instead.
Law firms can help with the legal process of adoption. Some law firms can help match you with a safe and loving family to adopt your child. Others may require you to find the adoptive family yourself. Either way, if you hire an attorney, they can help you understand your rights and make sure that all of the laws around adoption are followed.
Law firms usually do not offer as many resources as an adoption agency does, like counseling or help finding a place to live. Like legal services through an adoption agency, legal services through a law firm would be paid by the adoptive family, not by you. However, law firms may have different approaches to how payment will work. For example, a firm may offer you their services for free and then charge those services to the adoptive family after you are matched. Or the law firm may ask you to pay for their services until an adoptive family is found and starts paying the law firm’s fee.
If you know a family or friend that is interested in adopting your child, Jensen Family Law can help you through the adoption process and ensure all of Arizona’s adoption laws are carefully followed.
You are not required by Arizona law to get help from an adoption agency or law firm with your adoption. However, adoption can be complicated and you would need to be careful to follow Arizona’s adoption laws.
Here are some important adoption laws:
The best choice for you is going to depend on what you are looking for in the adoption process and your financial situation.
If you need help with housing and medical expenses, an adoption agency is probably the best fit for you.
If you do not care about counseling or financial assistance, but instead want a fierce advocate, hire a family law attorney in Gilbert.
If you have a background in the legal field or a family member who can read the adoption laws and explain them to you, then doing it yourself may make sense.
Jensen Family Law in Gilbert
4365 E Pecos Rd # 138
Gilbert, AZ 85295
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