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

    Birth Mother Matters Adoption 99: Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions P2

    Birth Mother Matters Adoption 99: Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions P2

    Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions Part 2 of of 2

    This Podcast tackles the topic of Disruptions in Domestic Adoption.  We are re-visiting thi adoption topic because it is one that adoptive families have so many questions and concerns about.  Becky is an Adoptive Parent Case Manager Supervisor, the Hospital Case Manager Supervisor and case manages adoptive families herself.  She has been with Building Arizona Families for years and shares what happens when adoptions don't have a happy ending.  Being an adoptive mother herself, she is able to give personal and professional insight.  Listen as she talks about  adoptive families' grief and triumph when adoption journeys are taken.  Hear the perspective taken by someone who is not only an adoptive mother but sometimes has to deliver the worst adoption  news possible.

    If you are listening and you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and want more information about adoption, we are a local Arizona Adoption Agency.  We are available 24/7 by phone or text at (623) 695-4112.  We can make an immediate appointment with you to get started on creating an Arizona Adoption Plan or just give you more information. 

    • 20 min
    Birth Mother Matters Adoption 98: Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions P1

    Birth Mother Matters Adoption 98: Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions P1

    Birth Mother Matters Adoption 98: Adoptive Family Case Manager on Disruptions Part of of 2

    This Podcast tackles the topic of Disruptions in Domestic Adoption.  We are re-visiting thi adoption topic because it is one that adoptive families have so many questions and concerns about.  Becky is an Adoptive Parent Case Manager Supervisor, the Hospital Case Manager Supervisor and case manages adoptive families herself.  She has been with Building Arizona Families for years and shares what happens when adoptions don't have a happy ending.  Being an adoptive mother herself, she is able to give personal and professional insight.  Listen as she talks about  adoptive families' grief and triumph when adoption journeys are taken.  Hear the perspective taken by someone who is not only an adoptive mother but sometimes has to deliver the worst adoption  news possible.

      

    • 18 min
    Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 97: Updates: Adoption and Abortion News

    Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 97: Updates: Adoption and Abortion News

    Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 97: Updates: Adoption and Abortion News

    New happenings in the Adoption World have not had any drastic changes, Covid-19 has overshadowed so many aspects of our lives.  Still, adoption continues and famlies continue to grow.

    The Abortion World continues to stay in turmoil.  There are lots of happenings; new laws being passed, appealed and new proposals happening.  Learn what is happening on the outside, become knowledgeable and learn how so many are fighting for the lives of babies, even in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  

    We are here for our listeners, focusing on our goal of elevating adoption education and the promotion of life.

    Stay Safe.

    • 25 min
    Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 96: Adoption Case Manager Assistants

    Birth Mother Matters in Adoption 96: Adoption Case Manager Assistants

    Podcast 96: Adoption Agency Front Line Workers- Birth Mother Case Manager Assistants

    Learning about the roles within an adoption agency.

    Adoption Birth Mother Case Management Assistants are the support team for the birth mother case managers.  Their roles, duties and responsibilities include the following:
    Birth Mother intakesAssisting with Birth Mother housing during her pregnancyAssist in financial assistance distributionArranging and providing transportation for medical appointmentsAssist in ordering, stocking and building food boxes for the food pantryAssisting Birth Mother Case Managers when they have a time conflict between two birth mothers and need a second handThey can help execute Birth Mother DocumentsThey also can assist in the Donna Kay Evans Program
    Listen to one of Building Arizona Families' Birth Mother Case Manager Assistants: Amber!   You will hear answers to questions like:
    How long have you been a BM CM Assistant?What is your favorite/least favorite aspect?What surprised you in learning about adoptions?What would you say to someone interested in becoming an BM CM Assistant?
    Education is the key to understanding all about adoptions.  Learn more now!

    • 25 min
    Birth Mother Matter in Adoption 95:Failed Matches, Disruptions & More P. 2

    Birth Mother Matter in Adoption 95:Failed Matches, Disruptions & More P. 2

    The Ugly Side of Adoption: Failed Adoption Matches, Disruptions and Dissolutions Part 2

     

     

    Regarding the financial aspect of a disruption.  Our attorney has been very strict about not deviating from our contract.    What many adoptive families don’t understand is why they don’t get refunded their money in these situations.  What financially goes into an adoption includes:
    Agency insurancelegal feesInvestigation servicesBirth father notification servicesCase management for both the birth mother and adoptive familyAgency overhead costs
    In this Podcast, listen to our Director of Operations, Adam Scarry discuss what happens  financially when adoptions don't have a happy ending.  Some of the topics he will be addressing are:
    What role do you play in dealing with failed adoption plans?Why do adoptive families reach out to you after they are unhappy with the answers they receive from their case worker?What have you learned from working with adoptive families during this difficult time?

    • 20 min
    Birth Mother Matter in Adoption 94:Failed Matches, Disruptions & More P. 1

    Birth Mother Matter in Adoption 94:Failed Matches, Disruptions & More P. 1

    Birth Mother Matter in Adoption Episode 94: The Ugly Side of Adoption Failed Adoption Matches, Disruptions and Dissolutions Part 1

    What’s the difference between a failed adoption match, an adoption disruption and adoption dissolution?

    Terminology:
    Failed Adoption Match is when a birth mother, has established herself with a prospective adoptive family and decides not to procced with an adoption plan or that prospective adoptive family.Adoption Disruption is the interruption of an adoption prior to finalization. It is also called a "failed adoption" or a "failed placement."Adoption Dissolution is the interruption or "failure" of an adoption after finalization.
    When adoptions fail- What no one wants to hear or think about when they are planning their family and traditional methods are not an option.  Do they happen? How often? Why?  Who is to blame? What happens to the adoptive family financially?  What happens to the birth mother? 

    Words cannot erase that emotional pain an adoptive family is experiencing.  There are no words of comfort that can be expressed by anyone at that time of loss.  The interruption of an adoption can be respectfully compared to a death, its an indescribable loss. 

    As an adoption agency, we are all vested in the process of adoption and are very fortunate to have members of the adoption triad working on our team; giving personal insight on top of their professional insight.  In my opinion, I will also state that a failed adoption matched or adoption disruption is the number one cause of adoption social worker burnout and resignation.

    • 28 min

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