Choosing Adoption After a Sexual Assault
By Mithcell Kennis
Being told that you are pregnant after a sexual assault of is nothing short of devastating. Only you should have consent regarding your body. Now you have choices to make as an expectant mother despite how unplanned you are to be one. It might feel pointless after a decision was already made for you to get here, but it isn’t. Starting right this moment, you have the power to say what you want to do with your pregnancy.
We cannot express how sorry we are for what happened. It was not your fault. You might feel like there is nowhere to turn since you’ve found out you are pregnant, but that’s not true. Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012.
You are in control of your adoption journey
Choosing adoption for your birth is a great way to gain control over your life once more. This might seem like a contradiction. After all, how can trusting a local adoption agency with your body be different from trusting a partner?
We at Adoption Choices of Nevada have a vested interest in seeing each birth mother satisfied with their adoption process. How we do this is by ensuring you have the liberty to decide on a unique adoption plan. Why we do this because our organization was created on the principles of finding a family, even if not directly given one.
You alone will have the final say on the type of adoption and which family you want your child to live with. Your baby’s adoption in Reno also allows a choice of birth hospital experience and extra support needed during this time. We prioritize you above anything else, so let us know how we can help.
We are here to help with every step of the adoption process
After reaching out to us, before getting to the details of your Reno adoption, we’ll focus on what you need. Sexual assault is not something to be taken lightly, and it doesn’t disappear from your life after it’s over. What’s really important is for you to take time to talk about what you’re feeling with someone. And it is important that this person is able to offer sound suggestions on how to move forward.
This is why we offer counceling services to all birth mothers, victims or not. Pregnancy can be a very stressful experience, and we want to relieve as much of that stress off your shoulders. Perhaps you aren’t quite ready to talk about what happened, or it has been eating at you since it occurred. We have counselors prepared to support you no matter where you are in your pregnancy and recovery.
If you are more concerned about the effects unplanned pregnancy will have on your financial life, worry not. When you choose adoption in Nevada, we will take stock of your particular situation and provide financial support. This support can be used for things like rent and food or other expected expenses of pregnancy.
Plan your adoption
Let’s jump back to how your adoption can be customized to best fit what you want for your child. Once you take the first step of contacting us at Adoption Choices, we can get started on creating your perfect adoption plan.
An adoption plan is a combination of decisions a pregnant woman can make to ensure a stress-free and fulfilling birth. You will be working with an adoption planner to talk through what will make this pregnancy worth every day. Some of these aspects we’ve already touched on, such as financial support and additional counseling.
Type of adoption is another decision to make for either an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. This is in context to how much contact you would like to have with your child once they are with their new adopted parents.
Speaking of, choosing your preference for an adoptive family can be part of your control in the plan. Which family you’d like to see your child a part of can largely be determined by your opinion of them.
The point here is most everything, down to the hospital experience received while giving birth, is up to you. You are the most important part of this plan, so help us make sure it’s one you will love.
A new chapter post-adoption
When you take this step towards adoption, it is our hope it provides a path beyond your traumatic incident. We at Adoption Choices of Nevada are here to help you regardless of your circumstances.
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) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).