Choosing to adopt a child in Graham County or place a baby for adoption in Graham County can be a complicated decision — and the adoption process will have many steps and requirements.

Fortunately, there are many resources for adoption in Graham County and southern Arizona to help you understand exactly what to expect and to walk you through every step of your adoption process. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is which professional to use — and attorney Heather Strickland can help.

Every prospective birth mother and hopeful adoptive parent will need to be represented by an attorney if they pursue adoption. As your lawyer, attorney Heather Strickland will not only provide all the legal counsel you need but also explain the adoption process to you and refer you to Arizona-licensed adoption agencies and professionals for all other aspects of your adoption process.

While the MyersStrickland offices are located in Tucson, we can help any prospective adoptive parent or birth parent who is considering adoption in Graham County, as well. To learn more about the adoption services we provide, please call our offices at 520-327-6041. We will help you determine if adoption is right for you and your family and, if so, help you move forward with a successful Graham County adoption.

As you research and complete your adoption in southern Arizona, there are several resources and professionals you may wish to contact:

Adoption Agencies in Graham County

One of the most popular adoption professionals is an adoption agency, which helps prospective adoptive parents and birth mothers through every step of their adoption process. These professionals will handle all the necessary adoption screenings, match adoptive families with prospective birth mothers, mediate open adoption contact and more. This is why they’re sometimes referred to as “one-stop shops” for adoptions in Graham County.

Adoption agencies usually do not provide legal counsel, so you will need to work with an adoption attorney for the legal side of your adoption. Attorney Heather Strickland works with many adoptive parents and prospective birth mothers and their chosen adoption agencies to manage the legalities of their adoption process, so she can provide referrals, should you desire.

Some adoption agencies in Graham County and across southern Arizona that you may wish to contact include:

International Adoption Agencies in Graham County

Another way hopeful parents can choose to grow their family is through international adoption. The process can be complicated, with strict international rules and regulations, so it’s important that you fully research this process to decide if it’s right for you — and then find the perfect professional to help you.

While attorney Heather Strickland does not complete international adoptions and there are no international adoption agencies in Graham County, there are several international adoption professionals who work throughout the state of Arizona:

Home Study Providers in Graham County

If you’re wondering how to adopt a child in Graham County, you should know that you will likely need to complete a home study investigation. The extent of your investigation may vary based on your circumstances, but you can usually expect a social worker to visit your home to interview your family members and make sure you are ready to welcome an adopted child into your family.

If you work with MyersStrickland, we will always refer you to a licensed home study professional in Arizona, like:

Hospitals in Graham County

Are you a pregnant woman wondering, “How can I give my baby up for adoption in Graham County?” If so, attorney Heather Strickland is always ready to help you.

When you contact our law offices, Heather will speak in length with you about all of your unplanned pregnancy options. It’s important to recognize that adoption is not “giving up” your baby but giving them a chance at the life you can’t provide for them right now. You are never obligated to choose adoption unless you’re sure it’s the right choice for you and your baby, and Heather will give you all the objective, honest information you need to help decide how to move forward with your unplanned pregnancy.

If you decide you want to pursue adoption in Graham County, we’ll help you create an adoption plan that you’re comfortable with. As a prospective birth mother, you can receive care from a local obstetrician and give birth to your child at a local hospital. Some of your Graham County medical resources include:

1600 S. 20th Avenue

Safford, AZ 85546

928-348-4185

1300 S. 20th Avenue

Safford, AZ 85546

928-428-3122

1492 S. 20th Avenue

Safford, AZ 85546

928-348-2151

Whether you’re considering adopting a baby in Graham County or putting a baby up for adoption in Graham County, attorney Heather Strickland can help. While she is an attorney, she’ll provide more than just legal counsel; she’ll help you decide whether adoption is right for you and, if so, will refer you to the local adoption resources you need in southern Arizona.

To learn more about the adoption services MyersStrickland offers to hopeful parents and prospective birth parents, please call 520-327-6041 or contact us online.