If you’re a birth-mother-to-be who’s planning on placing your newborn for adoption, you’re certain to be going through a very emotional experience. If you’re not sure about your decision, it can be more emotional still.
Experienced Arizona adoption attorneys, however, have the compassion and commitment to help you determine what’s best for you and your child and to help you calmly navigate through the process– if you do determine that adoption’s right for you.
At Stuart & Blackwell, we represent the rights of birth mothers and do everything we can to ensure that their experience goes as smoothly as possible.
As our client, all of our communication will be confidential, and if necessary we will put you in contact with free adoption counselors.
Your Rights As A Parent
Your rights as a parent in the United States are nearly unbreakable. If you’re grappling with the very difficult decision of consenting to place your child with another family, it’s important to remember that it’s entirely your decision (in nearly every situation).
A skilled adoption attorney can help you carefully consider your options and come to the decisions that are right for you. There are also, however, answers to some commonly asked questions that may help you feel more comfortable with the process:
Can I Choose My Child’s Adoptive Parents?
In private adoptions, you – as the birth mother – can choose the adoptive parents for your child. The adoption agency you’re working with will guide you through the necessary steps. Being able to choose adoptive parents whom you feel comfortable with can help make a difficult decision less difficult.
I’m Under 18; Do My Parents Need To Sign Off On My Decision To Place My Child In Adoption?
If you’re a minor, it’s unlikely that you’ll have to get your parents’ permission to place your newborn for adoption. Every adoption is unique, however, and a knowledgeable adoption attorney will help you better understand your specific situation.
What If I Change My Mind After I Sign The Necessary Paperwork?
Once you’ve determined that you’re prepared to go through with the adoption and have signed the consent, it can be extremely difficult to reverse. Only in very limited circumstances, such as if your consent was obtained via fraud, will you be able to revoke your consent.
Talk to your adoption attorney, and make sure that you’re comfortable with your decision to place your child for adoption.
What We Can Do To Help
Stuart & Blackwell is committed to helping birth mothers reach the decision that is right for them and offers and compassionate legal advice free from judgment.
If, after learning as much as you would like about the process, you chose to place your child for adoptions, there are many things that we can do to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Some of the services we offer birth mothers include the following:
• Financial assistance with housing, living expenses, and medical care
• Assistance choosing the adoptive family that matches your preferences
• A free evaluation of your specific needs
• Creation of an adoption plan that is tailored to meet your needs
When you meet with us, we will explain the adoption plan in detail and make sure that you are fully aware of every step in an Arizona adoption.
If You’re A Birth-Mother-To-Be Who’s Considering Adoption, Contact Stuart & Blackwell Today
Deciding to place your child for adoption is one of the most difficult decisions that you’ll ever have to make, but sometimes it’s the best decision. At Stuart & Blackwell, we have the experience, commitment, and compassion to help you determine if adoption is right for you and your child.
We focus our practice exclusively on Arizona adoption law and we are committed to providing effective and solution-oriented legal advice and representation to individuals who are considering placing their child for adoptions. and we’re here to help – so please call us for a free consultation at (480) 420 2900 today.