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Adoption Support Groups in  Arizona Please feel free to contact me, Dr Vince Berger, at Adoption Services if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way Adoption Support Groups in  Arizona

Adoption Support Groups in Arizona
For Adopting Families

If you are a pregnant woman please visit pregnancy support groups.

If you are a birth mother please visit adoption support groups for birth mothers in Arizona.

If you are an adopting family looking for support groups in Arizona you are in the right place.

We understand there are many reasons that you may be looking for support groups. To better assist you and make sure your questions and concerns are addressed, in addition to listing the adoption support groups for Arizona listed at the bottom of the page, we have provided additional resource information that we feel you may be looking for.  To find more information on these subjects, simply click the blue links.

Starting the Adoption Process

Among the most common things you, as an adopting family, may be looking for is information on "how to adopt a child" whether to use an adoption facilitator, whether to engage in a private adoption or adoption agency, the limitations and requirements for adoption, what to consider in selecting an adoption agency, where to find licensed adoption agencies in Arizona, and the laws relating to what you can and cannot do when adopting a child in Arizona.

Child Adoption Laws in Arizona

Understanding the child adoption laws in Arizona can greatly increase your chances of successfully adopting a child. Important legal concerns include the giving of support or gifts to a birth mother or birth father, fees paid to an adoption agency, attorney, or other intermediary, the legality of using an adoption facilitator, the legal rights of the birth parents and the adopting family, and the critical issues of a disruption and the ending the biological parental rights (called a Consent, Relinquishment or Surrender).  For example, using our most recent update, in Arizona:

*Birth Parent expenses allowed are as follows:
Reasonable and necessary expenses, including medical and hospital costs for the birth mother and child
Counseling fees, legal and agency fees, and living expenses
Any other costs the court finds reasonable and necessary
A payment exceeding $1,000 for birth mother living expenses must be approved by the court.

*Except as provided, a person shall not be directly or indirectly compensated for giving or obtaining consent to place a child for adoption.

*Any consent given sooner than 72 hours after the birth of the child is invalid.

*Consent is irrevocable unless obtained by fraud, duress, or undue influence.

Who and Where to Adopt

You may be looking for the differences in the waiting period, effort, cost, and success rates involved in adopting children within your state or in other states (domestic adoption) or even from other countries (international adoption) in order to determine which type of adoption will work for you.  Some specific choices you may want to consider, as the waiting lists tend to be shorter, are special needs adoption, bi-racial and trans-racial adoption, and older children (generally from one to 15 years of age) from the Arizona child welfare and foster care systems. The more open you are in the type and age of child you are looking to adopt the better your chances of success. You should also decide before contacting an adoption agency whether you want an open adoption or closed adoption.

Helping Hands

In addition to the adoption support groups shown below, there are many sources of help available to you in Arizona. For example, we are always happy to take your calls and offer you help and information (contact us). There are local and private as well as state and federal government resources that can provide financial and medical information and help.  Arizona also has the Arizona adoption exchange or photo listing program and an Arizona adoption contact  office.

Parenting Your Adopted Child

You may also be looking for information on special problems in raising an adopted child and being the best possible parent you can be. This may include explaining adoption to your child, family, friends and others. It could also include dealing with special emotional and developmental issues, or adoption and school problems, or issues involving adoption therapy and finding a therapist who specializes in working with adopted children and their families. Then again you may be looking for information on infant nutrition or birth records or one of a myriad of other questions.

National Level Adoption Support Groups

American Adoption Congress is composed of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform.

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) is for families who have adopted, or are in the process of adoption, from Russia and former Soviet Union countries.

Families with Children from China is a non-denominational organization of families who have adopted children from China.

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network initiates and supports the adoption of Guatemalan children.

National Adoption Center attempts to facilitate the adoption of children in the U. S., particularly children with special needs and those from minority cultures.

North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.

Resolve is dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support to those who face infertility.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information on all aspects of both domestic and international adoption.

Adoption Support Groups in Arizona

Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive parents
4757 E. Greenway Rd., Suite 107 B
PMB 165
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 488-2374

Adoptive Parents of Yavapai County
3005 Sequoya Lane
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 445-6519

Arizona Adoptive Families Support Group
10926 North 128th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: (480) 451-9831

Arizona Families for Children
1011 North Craycroft
Suite 470
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 327-3324

Arizona's Children Association (AzCA)
2700 South Eighth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 622-7611
Toll-Free: (800) 947-7611

Arizona Transracial Adoptive Families
Phoenix, AZ
Contact Kiara at andykiara@cox.net

AZ Adoptive Families Support Group
10926 N. 128th Pl.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: 480-451-9831

Cherish The Day
PO Box 1855
Litchfield Park, AZ 84340
Phone: 623-202-9847
Contact Person: Rhonda

Children with AIDS Project of America
2409 South Rural Road
Suite B-1
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 774-9718

Christian Family Care Agency  (CFCA)

6063 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 296-8255

Children with Aids Project
PO Box 23778
Tempe, AZ 85282-3778
Phone: 602-973-4319

Citizens for Foster care and Adoption Reform
1900 West Chandler Blvd. #15-332
Chandler, AZ 85224

Families First
2320 North 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 254-2275
Toll-Free: (800) 568-2614

Global Child Advocates, Inc.
9309 East Vereda Solana Drive
Suite 2
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Tel: 480-585-6279

Navagating the Systems
755 E Willetta, #128
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: 602-253-1240

Post-Adoptive Families Together
3484 West Quail Haven Circle
Tucson, AZ 85745-5005
Phone: 520-884-0807

Yuma Parent Support Group
3780 S. 4th Ave., Suite . I
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 928-344-8800x133

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