Adoption 101: Adoption in Nevada
If this is your first time being unexpectedly pregnant, you may not know what your pregnant adoption options entail. It may be very overwhelming for you to see it at first glance. Adoption is a lot! Especially when you have never had an unplanned pregnancy. That’s what we’re here to help you with! We want to guide you through adoption at your own pace as a birth mother and make sure that you are getting everything you want out of it. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we want to help you understand all that entails adoption in Nevada. Essentially, we want you to know the main parts of adoption so that once you start your own adoption plan with us, it won’t be as overwhelming. Think of it as Adoption 101!
What Is A Part Of The Adoption Plan in Nevada?
There is a lot that goes into your adoption plan in Nevada as a birth mother. You may feel overwhelmed, and it’s okay to feel that way. Having an unplanned pregnancy is overwhelming enough, but adding an entire adoption plan into it can make your life even more jam-packed. We want to break everything down and explain what everything means so that you can have a smooth adoption process. So essentially, what is a part of the adoption plan in Nevada?
Firstly, you will have to connect with one of our adoption caseworkers, who will be the one who guides you through the adoption plan through your unexpected pregnancy and even after. This adoption caseworker will be your support team throughout the entire adoption process, so go to him or her for everything. If you have a question or just need someone to talk to about adoption and unplanned pregnancy, your adoption caseworker will be there for you.
Once you connect with an adoption caseworker, you will then choose which type of adoption you want. You have three options of which type of adoption you want for you and your child: open, semi-open, and closed. Each one has its own amount of communication and privacy. It is all up to you!
In an open adoption, you get to have a lot more communication. You can send your child letters, emails, texts, call them, video chat with them, maybe even occasionally visit. All of this communication with be negotiated between you and the adoptive parents. This communication will also be facilitated through our adoption agency, so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted contact.
In a semi-open adoption, you will have a little less communication than in an open adoption. You will also have more privacy. You can still connect with your child and the adoptive parents via the examples I’ve mentioned before, but it will be less. This may be the best of both worlds for you if you would like to stay distant from the adoptive family but want to continue to see what your child grows up to be.
In a closed adoption, privacy is at the top. You will have zero communication with the adoptive parents and your birth child. This can be a great type of adoption to choose from if you want to move on with your life or can’t handle communication with your child after giving up your child for adoption in Nevada.
You will then choose the adoptive parents. This is a very important decision because even though you can’t be the parent for your child, you still want them to be raised well. We know that you want your child to have a happy and healthy family and home life. We will give you a list of potential adoptive parents that you can choose from. This list will include all different types of personalities, genders, ages, hometowns, and more. It’s all up to you when it comes to the decisions in your adoption plan.
As the birth mother, you get to choose everything, and one of the most important aspects to choose is the hospital and delivery plan. This is 100% your decision because we want you to choose what will make you feel most comfortable with your child’s birth date.
You can even choose if you want to meet the adoptive parents before giving birth and if you want them in the room when their adoptive child is born. This is a big decision, but you can change your mind at any time before the big day comes, so don’t worry if you take your time to actually decide everything at this point.
Post-placement counseling is the last decision and is very important. An unexpected pregnancy and adoption can drain you mentally and physically. It is a very emotional and traumatic time in your life, so we offer post-placement counseling to our birth mothers. We know how important taking care of your mental health is. Adoption is one of the most emotionally draining parts of a birth mother’s life.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. It’s completely normal to ask for help. You don’t have to choose if you want professional counseling until after you give birth. Your adoption plan timeline is completely up to you.
Adoption 101: Want to Know More About Adoption? Contact Us!
This was just a nutshell of what adoption Las Vegas for a birth mother. There is so much more that goes into adoption, including the legal papers and aspects like that. If you want to learn more about adoption or start your own adoption plan, contact us! Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are here for you 24/7 for birth mothers like you! We are here for birth mothers like you always, and our adoption caseworkers are more than happy to help you.
Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
Meet the Author: Molly Allington is an aspiring author born and raised in Syracuse, New York. When she’s not watching her latest Netflix obsession, you can find her nose deep in a book or in her writing. She has been writing books since she was twelve and is in the process of trying to get her finished books published. Molly has a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. With her writing, she is hoping to share supportive information and help as many people as possible. Once she starts her own family, she is wanting to adopt.