Birth Mother Matters in Adoption-logo

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption

Kids & Family Podcasts

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!

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

6236949864


Episodes

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 65: The Positive Impact of Adoption

4/4/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 65: The Posiitive Impact of Adoption In the past twenty years, there have been lots of changes in the adoption world. International adoptions became more and more common and often times international adoptive families are not camouflaged, and additionally celebrities, in my opinion have really helped with this aspect. People look to celebrities and often want to emulate them, and adopting publicly, appears to have assist in the normalization of...

Duration:00:25:40

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 64: Adoption Match Coordinator Part 2

4/1/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 64: Adoption Match Coordinator Part 2 Listen to Part 2, leanr about the adoption match process between a birth mother / birth parents and an adoptive family. Continuing listening to our very own adoption match coordinator discuss all aspects of matching an adoptive family with a birth mother. Listen to her personal adoption experience and what it is to work in the adoption fleild after adopting! Robyn discusses everything from adoption profile books...

Duration:00:13:30

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 63: Adoption Match Coordinator Part 1

3/28/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 63: Adoption Match Coordinator Part 1 Listen to our very own adoption match coordinator discuss all aspects of matching an adoptive family with a birth mother. Listen to her personal adoption experience and what it is to work in the adoption fleild after adopting! Robyn discusses everything from adoption profile books to adoption preferences. Learn all about matching with a birth mother! If you are listening and you are dealing with an unplanned...

Duration:00:12:02

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep 62: Maintaining Contact With A Birth Mother

3/25/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 62: Maintaining Contact With A Birth Mother Open adoption often begins with promises and commitments on behalf of the birth mother and adoptive parents. Open adoption often begins with promises and commitments on behalf of the birth mother and adoptive parents. When a Post Adoption Communication Agreement is entered into the Adoption Court Records, and the state in which the adoption is finalized has laws making the Post Adoption Communication...

Duration:00:16:48

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 61 :Pregnant & Homeless

3/21/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 61 :Pregnant & Homeless The feelings and concerns you are experiencing are completely normal and common. Being homeless can feel lonely, but we can help. If you are pregnant and considering giving a baby up for adoption in Arizona, please understand that there are options. Adoption does not cost you as the birth mother anything. If you are homeless, we can help you with housing, food, clothing, a cell phone, transportation, and so much more. We have...

Duration:00:20:57

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 60: Adoption Agencies Are A Safe Place

3/18/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 60: Adoption Agencies Are A Safe Place Being homeless can be incredibly difficult and being homeless and pregnant is even more difficult. Adoption is an option you and your baby. Financial instability is one of the number one reasons women choose adoption over parenting. Finding yourself pregnant and sleeping in a shelter, at a park, or under a bridge can be overwhelming. You may be experiencing of feelings, such as: Disappointed that you are not in a...

Duration:00:24:41

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep.59: Adoption & Abortion in the News Part 2

3/14/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep.59: Adoption & Abortion in the News Part 2 A parent may lose the right to object to the adoption of a child by failing, without justifiable cause, to make child-support payments “as required by law or judicial decree,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Feb. 26. Southwest Airlines made a beautiful tribute to a couple who adopted a new baby and was traveling home from Colorado to California. They invited the all the paaengers to particpate by writting notes to...

Duration:00:23:04

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Ep.58: Adoption & Abortion in the News Part 1

3/11/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 58: Adoption & Abortion in the News Part 1 Adoption is a beautiful choice for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. Many states are taking proactive legislative measures that protects the life of the unborn. Three states have taken serious measure in protecting unborn babies: Ohio, Utah and Mississippi. When a state takes proactive measures to change abortion law, two things happen; the potential to protect lives of newborns occurs and landmarks are...

Duration:00:27:20

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 57: Adoption Case Manager Interview

3/7/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 57: Adoption Case Manager Interview One of our own opens up and takls about what it is really like being an adoption case manager. Sarah is a case worker who has an extensive social worker background and her perspective on working in the adiotion field is both educational and inspiring. Sarah is an adoptive family case worker who has worked in many different fields of social work from Juvenile probation to mental health. Sarah was born and raised in...

Duration:00:21:54

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 56: The Hardest Time For a Birth Mother

3/4/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 56: The Hardest Time For a Birth Mother For one woman the most difficult time may be walking through the door of the adoption agency, having made the choice to place her baby for adoption. For another it may be choosing the adoptive family, worrying that she won’t choose the right one. Another may really struggle with telling friends, family members and co-workers about her adoption choice. Another may struggle with an ongoing battle in her head...

Duration:00:23:05

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 55: Choosing The Right Adoption Agency

2/29/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 55: Choosing The Right Adoption Agency When choosing an adoption agency, as a birth mother some important aspects to consider are the following: Is the agency local? Will I meet with an agency representative face to face to make an adoption plan?Does the agency have an office or will we meet in public locations to talk about placing baby for adoption?How long has the agency been in practice? Are they experienced in handling adoptions?Will I have my...

Duration:00:20:37

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 54: Volunteers Matter- Please Volunteer

2/26/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 54: Volunteers Matter- Please Volunteer The Donna K. Evans Foundation has a mission of helping women after placing a baby for private adoption. Our 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...

Duration:00:21:42

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 53: Is It Difficult to Adopt?

2/22/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 53: Is It Difficult For Families to Adopt? There are lots of reasons that the perception or notion that adopting is difficult may exist. 1. 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. 2. There may lots and lots of reasons people believe that adopting is difficult, but that does not mean it is true. 3. The adoption...

Duration:00:31:14

Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 52: Red Flags in Adoption Explained

2/19/2020
Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 52: Red Flags in Adoption Explained When a birth mother comes into an adoption agency with the intent of placing her baby for adoption, it is important to understand her reasons for choosing adoption. “Red flags” is a term that we use to assess a birth mother’s probability of placing her baby for adoption (to the best of our ability (we don’t have a crystal ball.) Counseling will assist her in processing her thoughts and feelings. Red flags always...

Duration:00:25:32

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