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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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Episodes

Birth Mother Matters Adoption 51: Why Using an Agency for Adoption is Important

2/15/2020
Birth Mother Matters Adoption 51: Why Using an Agency for Adoption is Important In an independent adoption, adoptive parents work directly with an adoption attorneyto complete an adoption without the use of an agency. An adoption agency is a one-stop shop, while independent adoptions require adoptive parents to “outsource” the services they need from multiple adoption professionals. Some services may be more difficult to obtain in an independent adoption. Families may attempt to do an...

Duration:00:16:29

Birth Mother Matters Adoption 50: What Agencies Want Adoptive Families to Know

2/12/2020
Birth Mother Matters Adoption 50: What Agencies Want Adoptive Families to Know As a professional in the adoption community who has assisted in creating families for over 15 years, I feel comfortable speaking on behalf of individuals in the adoption profession. So here it is; the good, the bad and the ugly, no holds barred, nothing off limits, no secrets kept. We want to the adoption to be as successful as you. We are working behind the scenes to make sure that we are doing everything we can...

Duration:00:23:29

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #49: What Do Birth Mothers Fear About Adoption?

2/8/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #49: What Do Birth Mothers Fear About Adoption? These are 10 of the most common fears: People will think I am a terrible person, a bad mom and they will never look at me the same.What if no one wants my baby?What if the adoptive parents don’t follow through on our open adoption plan?What if I change my mind?What will I tell people when they ask about my pregnancy?Will the OBGYN Office judge me?How will I know if I choose the “right” adoptive family?What if I...

Duration:00:29:18

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #48: Adoption in the Media & News

2/5/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #48: Adoption in the Media & News Adoption continues to make the news in all media forms and fashions. Taking a look at current issues with regards to adoption, bring us to the following topics: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors officially accepted Petersen's resignation on Jan. 8, 2020. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 3,600 adoptees, outside of New York City, aged 18 or older have filed applications since January 15, 2020 to...

Duration:00:18:35

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #47: What Can Make Adoption Difficult, Part Two

2/1/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #47: What Can Make Adoption Difficult, Part Two:Adoptive Families There are lots of reasons that the perception or notion that adopting is difficult may exist. Some of these reasons may include: Someone may have had a difficult time adopting and that situation is openly discussed more so than the positive situations that have occurred.There may lots and lots of reasons people believe that adopting is difficult, but that does not mean it is true.The adoption...

Duration:00:30:18

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #46: What Can Make Adoption Difficult, Part One

1/29/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #46: What Can Make Adoption Seem Difficult From a Birth Mother's Perspective- Part One (Disclosure: We can only speak on behalf of our adoption agency, Building Arizona Families, as state and agency law and policies may differ.) We will be answering questions like: “If I call an agency does that mean I am committed to doing an adoption?”“Are there fees I have to pay?"“What if I have other children?”“Who picks the adoptive family for my baby?”“Are these...

Duration:00:21:38

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #45: Love & Loss in Adopt Reunification Part 2

1/25/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption #45: Love & Loss in Adopt Reunification Part 2 I met my biological mother in 2007. I spent about 6 months prior to our reunification; filing a court petition to open my closed adoption, to be able to retrieve my adoption records in the hopes of finding my biological mother. During this process, I learned that there are always highs and lows; things you find out that you never knew. Upon receiving my original birth certificate, I learned that my biological...

Duration:00:25:21

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep. 44: Love & Loss in Adopt Reunification P.1

1/22/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode #44: Love & Loss in Adopt Reunification Part One Believe it or not, I am an incredibly private person with what has become more and more a public persona. This transition for me is still new and at times still takes my breath away. I am beyond grateful to answer questions, share my story and open the door into the adoption world as well as into my own adoption backyard. Sometimes its easier to stay on the surface when talking about adoption rather...

Duration:00:25:40

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 43: Working in the Adoption Field

1/18/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 43: Working in the Adoption Field So often, everyone from family members, friends, clients, strangers or really anyone who catches wind that I work in the adoption field seems to be really curious as to what it is really like to work in the adoption world. My favorite- go-to answer is “It’s the best and worst job you will ever have.” When an adoption case worker spends a significant amount of time with her birth mother client; often times a...

Duration:00:17:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 42: Birth Father Roles & Their Impact

1/15/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 42: Birth Father Roles & Their Impact Many times birth fathers and birth mothers have broken up and are not longer together and without his support; emotional, physical, financial and mental- a birth mother decides adoption is in the best interest of both her and her unborn baby. The birth mother may have realized that her relationship is incredibly unstable and wants stability and longevity for her child. Other times, birth mothers may continue to be...

Duration:00:16:06

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 41: Abortion Education Part 2 Title X

1/11/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 41: Abortion Education Part 2 Title X The "rule" requires "financial and physical separation" between facilities or programs that provide any kind of health service using Title X funds and those that provide abortions. It also prohibits referrals for abortion as a method of “family planning." The rule does state that providers are allowed to give abortion referrals in cases of medical emergencies. We must acknowledge that Title X only takes abortion...

Duration:00:17:30

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 40: Abortion Education Part 1

1/8/2020
Abortion News: The cost of an abortion in the state of Arizona appears to range from $560 to $2500, depending ont he provider, type of abortion and how far along you are in your pregnancy.States are not required to submit abortion data to the CDC, but the overwhelming majority do.The Planned Parenthood annual report, covering the 2017-2018 fiscal year, was published over the weekend of Jan. 19-20.The number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood rose to 332,757, an increase of over...

Duration:00:22:56

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 39: Understanding Their Choice 1 & 2

1/4/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 39: Understanding Their Choice 1 & 2 This is an intimate interview of a birth mother and birth father as they explain why they chose adoption for their unborn baby. They candidly discuss their lives and life choices that led them to their adoption path. Their lives are relatable to so many others and listenting to their story will not only answer questions you may have but educate you what life is really like in their shoes. Dealing with life on the...

Duration:00:31:40

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 38: Understanding Their Choice Part 2

1/2/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 38: Understanding Their Choice Part 2 This podcast is the second half of s an intimate interview of a birth mother and birth father as they explain why they chose adoption for their unborn baby. They candidly discss their lives and life choices that led them to their adoption path. Their lives are relatable to so many others and listenting to their story will not only answer questions you may have but educate you what life is really like in their...

Duration:00:20:34

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 37: Understanding Their Choice Part 1

12/28/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 37: Understanding Their Choice Part 1 This podcast features an intimate interview of a birth mother and birth father as they explain why they chose adoption for their unborn baby. They candidly dicsuss their lives and life choices that led them to their adoption path. Their lives are relatable to so many others and listenting to their story will not only answer questions you may have but educate you what life is really like in their shoes. Dealing...

Duration:00:20:14

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 36: The Christmas Podcast

12/25/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 36: The Christmas Podcast For Adoptees: Include your adopted child in family traditionsHelp your child create memorial keepsakesRemember that all families are differentMake your own family advent calendar For Birth Parents: The first year may be the hardest, as “firsts” usually are. It can be normal for birthmothers to struggle with their child’s absence over the holidays. Especially those who have recently placed. Here are some things that may help:...

Duration:00:15:33

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 35: A Birth Mother's Heart

12/21/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 35: A Birth Mother's Heart Adoption choices are difficult, there is no other way to explain this. Choosing to carry a baby for nine months and place that baby with another family may seem unimaginable. However, to that pregnant woman, she has stories, secrets and dreams that people may not be aware of. She may not be in the same financial position, in a safe relationship, have family support or even available resources. She may not have a place to...

Duration:00:19:30

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 34:Adoptive Parent Hospital Information

12/18/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 34: Adoptive Parent Hospital Information This episode is specific to Arizona and Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency. The information contained in this podcast may or may not be applicable to other states and or other adoption agencies. With Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency, we have a designated adoptive family case manager and a designated birth mother case manager. When you are at the hospital, your case manager will assist you in:...

Duration:00:13:53

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 33: Making a Hospital Plan

12/14/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 33: Making a Hospital Plan Your hospital plan is basically a letter to the hospital staff, to the adoptive family, and to your adoption agency. It will detail what you want your hospital stay to look like, including who will be there, how you will give birth, how much time you want with your baby, and which items from the hospital you would like to bring home. By making a hospital plan you can make your desires known and help ensure they are met prior...

Duration:00:13:16

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 32: Adoption Positive Language

12/11/2019
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 32: Adoption Positive Language Here are some reasons why adoption language is important. Educating others: There are a great many negative myths and ideas surrounding adoption. It clouds what can be a beautiful way to become a family in a scary light. Because of stories on the news, and uneducated members of society -that being adopted is shameful and something to be hidden, sometimes there is negativity surrounding the notion of adoption.Protect the...

Duration:00:16:12