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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Phoenix, Arizona
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Phoenix, Arizona or in the Maricopa County region. If you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in Maricopa County who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Arizona may be found on our Arizona State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona
Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. There are several Pregnancy Resource Centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Maricopa County:
- First Way Pregnancy Resource Center
- Choices Pregnancy Centers
- Phoenix Women’s Center
- Pregnancy Resource Clinic of Arizona
- With Child Crisis Pregnancy Center
Pregnancy Clinics in Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. There are several providers of affordable prenatal care in Phoenix:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Arizona with limited financial resources is provided at Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.
Hospitals Serving Phoenix, Arizona
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Phoenix and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- Abrazo Community Health Network
- Banner University Medical Center
- Deer Valley Medical Center
- Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
- St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona
The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Phoenix area:
Adoption Specialists of Arizona
“Adoption Choices of Arizona is a LOCAL, private adoption agency licensed by the State of Arizona. We assist children, birth parents, and adoptive parents through the adoption journey. As such, we are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption process.”
Become A Foster Parent In Phoenix, Arizona
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Maricopa County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Arizona adoption information page or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids)
- Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Inc.
- Christian Family Care
- Arizona's Children Association
- Family Resource Center
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Phoenix, Arizona, information about the process may be obtained by contacting the Adoptions Unit of the Maricopa County Superior Court.
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