Arizona Adoption Attorneys

Thomas F. Underwood & Kerry B. Moore, Of Counsel

Helping Birthmothers in Arizona for Over 35 Years

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What to Expect During the Arizona Adoption Process

The Arizona adoption process can seem difficult or confusing at times. However, as a Birthmother putting a child up for adoption, you have access to a range of services provided to you by Arizona. These services include counseling, legal representation, medical assistance and help with living expenses. With an experienced adoption attorney on your side, you'll get the help you need without having to worry about navigating the Arizona adoption process on your own or determining how to qualify for the different services provided by the state. The types of help you may qualify for include:

Free Counseling Services

If you find yourself considering adoption, your first step should be to speak with an adoption counselor. It's natural for you to feel confused, lost, scared, or even angry at your situation. But you don't have to face this difficult decision alone. The State of Arizona provides adoption counselors who will speak with you, and help you to figure out the best option based on your circumstances. Your adoption counselor will never criticize or judge your decision. They are here to help you and your baby.


Planning a future for your child through adoption is an incredibly brave and selfless decision and Kerry Moore admires women who have the courage to put their baby's needs before their own. Both she and your counselors will support you with whatever decision you make, and help you to relay that decision to your friends and family, so that they can understand and support you too.

Financial Assistance

Both you and your baby should be healthy and safe throughout the pregnancy. The Arizona adoption process includes programs that will give help to get you and your baby the medical attention you both need. You shouldn't have to stress over bills or whether you can afford groceries during this difficult time. You may qualify for financial aid directly from the Arizona. Additionally, Arizona allows the adoptive parents to assist you financially during your pregnancy.

Help Locating Qualified Adoptive Parents

Finding adoptive parents is one of the most important steps in the adoption process. Arizona adoption laws require that prospective parents go through a rigorous screening process. This screening allows you to rest assured that the parents your child ends up with are warm, caring, and will raise your child in a protective and healthful environment. However, the decision is not entirely up to the state of Arizona. An adoption attorney like Kerry Moore will sit with you and help you review parent biographies that discuss the prospective adoptive parents' home and family life. You can choose which of these parents will be best suited for your baby.

Assured Anonymity or Inclusion

It is your decision on what level of participation you have with your baby, and your baby's new parents. If you wish, you may speak to or meet with the prospective adoptive parents to get to know them better. Letters and photos may be sent to your baby as he or she grows up, allowing you to be a part of your child's life. Or you may choose to remain anonymous, sharing only medical and other non-identifying information that would benefit the child in the case of an emergency. The choice is yours to make and the Arizona adoption process supports you in either decision.

No Cost Legal Help from Kerry Moore

Legal help is available at no cost to you. Kerry Moore will help you take advantage of all the services and programs provided by the State of Arizona. Kerry is more than an adoption agency; she is an attorney, a mother, and a woman who cares immensely about you and your child. She believes that all children have the right to a good home, and will do all that she can to make sure that happens. Call Kerry Moore today and start down the road to adoption with the comfort of knowing that you and your baby are in good hands.


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