Many pregnant women who chose adoption do so in the early months of their pregnancy. But that isn’t always an option for other women. Perhaps they didn’t realize they were pregnant until they were several months in. As surprising as this may seem, it isn’t unheard of. Pregnancy affects each and every woman differently. In fact, 1 in 450 women don’t find out they are pregnant until they are 20 weeks or later.
More to the point, it doesn’t matter how early or how late a prospective birth mother arrives at her decision. The important thing to keep in mind is that it’s never too late. Even if your baby has already arrived, you can still make a plan for adoption after birth. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, this is known as a “last-minute” or “after-delivery” adoption.
Placing Your Baby for Adoption at the Hospital
If you decide that you want to place your baby for adoption while at the hospital, be sure to request a conversation with a social worker. The social worker will then get in contact with one of our adoption professionals who can help you make your plan for adoption. From there, you can begin your adoption journey and determine what requirements you have for you and your baby.
Choosing Adoption during Labor
What if you are in labor? Can you still make a plan for adoption? Absolutely! Even at this moment, Adoption Choices of Nevada can help you find a loving home for your baby.
We have a list of pre-screened prospective adoptive parents who are anxiously waiting to bring your son or daughter into their world. Your chosen adoption professional can provide links to their online profile books and help you get matched with the most suitable choice. If you’d like, your caseworker can also arrange a phone call with them once your baby is born so you can get to know them before they arrive at the hospital.
Making a Plan for Adoption after Birth
How about choosing adoption after birth? Your baby has arrived, and you know that you can’t give him or her the life you want. Whether this means you are still at the hospital or at home, yes, you can still make a plan for adoption. Adoption Choices of Nevada welcomes adoptions from infancy to toddler age.
Your adoption journey will start the same as it would if you had chosen adoption pre-birth. You’ll need to contact us, get your questions and concerns addressed, select an adoptive family from our list of waiting families and so on. The process can go at whatever speed you are most comfortable with, fast or slow. Just because your baby is already born doesn’t mean you need to rush through the decision-making process. Placing your baby for adoption is an emotional journey, no matter when the choice is made.
Adoption after Birth
No matter where you are in your pregnancy or postpartum journey, it’s never too late to make a plan for adoption. As aforementioned, it’s not uncommon for birth mothers to choose adoption while they are in the hospital. So, there’s no need to feel rushed or guilty that you didn’t compile your adoption plan sooner. Adoption Choices of Nevada offers domestic infant adoption up to toddler age.
If you want to learn more about choosing adoption and all that it entails, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear from you and will happily answer any questions you have. Our compassionate and well-trained adoption professionals are ready to work with you every step of the way to find the best match for you and your baby.
Adoption Choices of Nevada
If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact, Adoption Choices of Nevada. You may visit the website here or contact us by 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
Support Adoption Choices
Adoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.
However, we can’t do it alone. Please read up on our programs and donate money where you are able. Your donation will make a huge impact.
About the Author
Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.
When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.
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