Families for Private Adoption is expanding to Arizona


Families for Private Adoption (FPA), a non-profit, is expanding to Arizona.  The mission of FPA is to provide support and education to those seeking to build their families through independent (non-agency) domestic private adoption. Some of the ways in which FPA accomplishes this are through bi-annual workshops, a buddy system to help connect prospective adoptive parents with those who have successfully adopted, and social events throughout the year.  FPA is an all-volunteer run organization. The President of West-Coast FPA is Alison England, an adoptive parent and social worker.  She has partnered with Heather M. Strickland of MyersStrickland, PLLC to help host the very first West-Coast workshop to be held on April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College. For more information about FPA and the upcoming training, please visit their website at ffpa.org.

Celebrating National Adoption Day


During the month of November, communities around the nation celebrate National Adoption month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of those children still in foster care awaiting permanent and loving families.

Wounded Veterans Bill Provides Fertility Benefits


Earlier this year, Congress passed the Wounded Veterans Bill, which provides fertility benefits for servicemen and servicewomen who are unable to start a family due to injuries during their service.

Is a Birth Father’s Consent Needed to Legally Proceed with an Adoption?

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Adoption Without Father's Consent in Arizona

While some prospective birth fathers are supportive of a woman’s adoption plan, others are less involved and some even object to the adoption. Birth parents and adoptive families often wonder how the birth father might impact their adoption, especially if the birth mother is hoping to pursue adoption when the father is unknown, unsupportive or uninvolved in the process.