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AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!

AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!
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AZ Pregnancy Help is dedicated to assisting birth mothers in their adoption journey through Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. Adoption matters!

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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 24:Why More Teens Don't Choose Adoption

11/13/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 24:Why More Teens Don't Choose Adoption? Adoption is the least-prevalent option among pregnant teens. Research shows that only 1 to 2 percent of women place their children for adoption, and that the number of teens who place their babies for adoption has declined sharply over recent decades. Teenagers' brains are still maturing and the following are some of the reasons that adoption may not be the ideal choice in their mind: Lack of education on...

Duration:00:20:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 23: Changes in Abortion Across the United

11/9/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 23: Changes in Abortion Across the United Abortion conitnues to be a very hot topic and many states are reviewing and proposing law changes as well as ones that have passed and are enacted.. Between January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2019, in our country, states enacted 483 new abortion restrictions, and these make up nearly 40% of all abortion restrictions enacted by states in the decades since Roe v. Wade. Some of the most common state-level abortion restrictions...

Duration:00:24:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 22: Adopting Families Beginning Adoption

11/6/2019
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Epsiode 22. Adoptive Families Beginning the Adoption Process- What You Need to Know We hold adoption information seminars across the United States, speaking to adoptive families about the adoption process and educating society on adoption. In speaking with families interested in adoption, we are asked the same questions at every adoption seminar: What are birth mothers looking for in an adoptive family?What if I have other children, will I still be chosen by a birth mother? What if I am a...

Duration:00:15:10

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 21: Adoption Reunification Part 2 of 2

11/2/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 21: Adoption Reunification Part 2 of 2 Important Facts About Adult Adoption Reunification: It is not adoptees with poor relationships with adoptive parents that are most satisfied with birth family contact or as a result of negative adoptive family relationships.Every adopted person has two histories, one from their adoptive family and one from their birth family.When begining the quest as an adult adoptee:A), you may have feelings of being disloyal; as if...

Duration:00:29:51

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 20: Adoption Reunification Part 1 of 2

10/30/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 20: Adoption Reunification Part 1 of 2 Adoption Reunificaiton as An Adult Adoptee, the story, the understanding. From beginning to end, an inside look into what it is really like. Listen and learn from Kelly Rourke-Scarry as she shares her own story of reunification and correlates it to the Ruth A. Moran's 4 Stages of Emotion in Post Adoption Reunification. Ruth A. Moran Identifiies 4 Stages of Emotion: An Adult Adoptee's Post Reunion Perspective 1....

Duration:00:30:12

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 19: Why Adoption Aftercare Now?

10/26/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 19: Why Adoption Aftercare Now? Not all heroes wear capes, they just wear smiles and my mother wore I huge one. I learned this through my own adoption story. I believe all people have a purpose in life; this is mine. All the roads in my life have lead me to where I am today. I do what I love, but more importantly, I am giving back and leaving a legacy of my mother’s story. Life doesn’t often offer second chances or do-overs and in the death of Donna K. Evans,...

Duration:00:16:18

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 18: Adoption: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

10/23/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 18: Adoption: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly As the co-founder and agency director, there is little I have not seen, heard or experienced. There should be no secrets in adoption. When public figures adopt it brings light and awareness to adoption, which assists in adoption awareness, but without releasing personal information it also breeds assumptions, myths and speculation. The goal of this podcast is to bring to light truth; the good, the bad and the...

Duration:00:20:21

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 17: A Little Self-Esteem Can Go A Long Way

10/19/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 17: A Little Self-Esteem Can Go A Long Way Self-esteem is the stairway out of the basement. Many of our birth mothers find themselves in negative life cycles and one reason for their adoption choice may be to break the familial negative life cycle. There is a common thread among many women who wear the moniker of low self-esteem. Adoption can be a way to break a negative life cycle and climb out of the basement. Sometimes lives are reflective of being...

Duration:00:24:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 16: Life After Abortion- A Father's Perspective

10/16/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 16: Life After Abortion- A Father's Perspective Its time to listen to a father's perspective on life after abortion. Understanding a father's perspective on abortion is rare and underexplored. Birth fathers have thoughts, feelings, emotions and pain over the abortion and it is time their voice is heard. Whose right to choose is it really? What life may really be like after an abortion. What emotions a mother and a father experience, for how long, and what...

Duration:00:32:38

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 15: Paul Petersen Accused of Adoption Fraud

10/12/2019
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Paul David Petersen is an Arizona Attorney and a Maricopa County Assessor accused of running a multi-million dollar illegal adoption scheme. The charges span about three years and involve as many as 75 adoptions. Paul Peterson was charged in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas with counts including fraud, forgery, human smuggling, sale of a child, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Since adoption is a personal choice and for those people who have the desire to adopt; we do not believe it will...

Duration:00:43:04

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 14: Grief & Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children

10/9/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 14: Grief & Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children, Part 3 of 3 Understanding Grief and Loss in Adoption: Adopted Children. Listen and learn from an Adoption Professional as well as an adult adoptee. At some point in an adopted child's lifetime, they may experience grief and loss. Adoptive parents can assit their children through the process of grief and loss and be supportive, loving and understanding. By gaining knowledge of what an adopted child may think or...

Duration:00:48:56

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 13: Grief & Loss in Adoption Adoptive Families

10/5/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 13: Grief & Loss in Adoption Part 2 of 3: Adoptive Families Adoptive parents may experience grief and loss to some degree both before, during and after the adoption process. Understand that with adoption comes change; people deal with change in different ways; some easily acclimate to change, while others take time and may experience grief. Adding a a new family member can take time, effort, acceptance and sometimes outside assistance may be helpful. Change...

Duration:00:24:14

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 12: Grief & Loss in Adoption Part 1 of 3

10/2/2019
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Grief & Loss In Adoption: Part One : Birth Mothers “There are two different kinds of strength. There’s the strength to make a parenting plan and then there’s the strength to give that plan to another.” Unknown Birth Mothers do experience grief and not to acknowledge it would be unfair to those experiencing grief and negligent on behalf of society. To understand birth mother/ birth father grief is to acknowledge part of the process of adoption. Adoption is a beautiful choice for an unplanned...

Duration:00:42:55

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 11: Addressing the Elephants in the Room

9/28/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption, Episode # 11. Adressing the "Elephants" in the Adoption Room. Adoption has so many variables, phrases, various aspects, misunderstandings, myths and unaddressed areas. Its time to address those issues about adoption so we as a society can become more adoption knowledgeable. The goal of this podcast is to address those areas that we often avoid about adoption for variosu reasons; lack of knowledge, incorrect asssumptions, awkwardness, unfamiliariity and more....

Duration:00:18:58

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 10: Does Abortion Impact Adoption

9/25/2019
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Abortion is a subject that can be very controversial, however in my experience, often times the strongest abortion advocates have the little understanding of adoption or abortion. Adoption education is paramount. It is impossible to fully understand the global impact that abortion has on adoption without facts. Abortion has been a highly debated topic, often frequenting the news, as well as various states debating on new laws, its important to be educated. The #YouBeforeMe Campaign not only...

Duration:00:18:07

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 9: The Life of a Birth Mother: Snowflakes

9/21/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 9: The Life of a Birth Mother: Snowflakes Birth mothers come from all walks of life. There is no “typical” birth mother and is a mistake to stereotype a birthmother. There are often similarities, but every single birth mother is different, like a snowflake. The portrait of a birthmother has changed over the past fifteen years, but to stereotype or categorize is wrong. Attributing factors in Arizona may include, but not be limited to: Lack of Social...

Duration:00:19:43

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep8:Talking to Adopted Children About Adoption

9/18/2019
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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption; Episode 8:Talking to Adopted Children About Being Adopted. Adoptive Parents often wonder when is the right time to tell their adopted child that they are adopted. They want to learn how to tell them, which resources to use and how to utilize them, how to normalize adoption among their family and friends and lean about hows, whys, dos and don'ts in speaking with adopted children about adoption. Understanding the reationale behind adoption language, timing,...

Duration:00:19:48

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 7: Adoption Powerful

9/14/2019
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Adoption is becoming more and more talked about and with more knowledge, comes more questions. Knowledge is power, so lets become “adoption powerful” because as a society, the more we understand adoption, the more normalize the adoption process, the more accepting it will become, which I believe will negotiate abortion being the popular option and will push adoption to the default option when parenting is not an option. To grasp the entity of domestic adoption is to understand how a roller...

Duration:00:25:45

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 6: Open vs. Closed Adoption

9/11/2019
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Your adoption choice, open, semi-open or closed, is one hundred percent your choice. An uplanned pregnancy and an adoption choice does not have to mean that you never see your child again. If you are on the fence as to deciding between an open or a closed adoption, most birth and adoptive parents find that speaking and meeting with one another before making a commitment, helps them to decide whether to move forward with an adoption plan. Meeting in person allows the birth and adoptive...

Duration:00:17:43

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 5: Donna K. Evans Foundation Aftercare Program

9/7/2019
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The mission of the Donna K. Evans Foundation is helping women after placing a baby for private adoption. The goal is to provide women a safe place to return for help; to reach their own life goals and dreams after private placement of their baby for adoption. Any woman who has placed a baby for adoption, regardless of the agency used for their adoption, may utilize our services at any time after the adoptive placement. Adoption matters. At the Donna K. Evans Foundation, we understand and...

Duration:00:13:18