If you find that you are unexpectedly pregnant, it can be difficult to envision your future. Unexpected pregnancies can throw all your future endeavors in for a loop, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many resources available that can help you decide how to handle your pregnancy. There are three possible ways you can deal with your pregnancy: terminate your pregnancy, put your baby up for adoption, or take care of your child. Whatever decision you make should be an informed decision.
At Adoption Choices of Nevada we understand how difficult it can be to navigate an unplanned pregnancy, so we provide many resources to help you out. Adoption may seem like a confusing process, but our staff will gladly answer any questions you may have about adoption when you call our adoption agency. When you choose a Nevada adoption, you get to control the entire process, and that also means you get to choose the family you want your baby to live with. Depending on the type of person who adopts your child, whether single or married, the adoption process may differ slightly.
Giving Up Your Child For Adoption
Adoption is a choice that should never be considered as “giving up” your child because it is a choice that requires emotional commitment, and it is not an easy choice to make. However, it is a choice that will give you and your child a new future, and it will also provide a prospective family with the gift of your child. If you are worried about losing contact with your baby, you can always choose to have an open adoption in your adoption plan.
If you have decided that adoption is right for you, you will work with a birth parent counselor who will guide you through the process of adoption. They will help answer any questions you may have about adoption, and they will provide you with all the information you need so that you can make the best decisions for your unique situation. They will also help guide you when you make your adoption plans, which is where you will decide what you want your adoption to look like.
Adoption Plans for a Single Parent
If you want to choose a single parent to raise your child, it is possible! The process to adopt a child as a single parent is possible through private domestic adoption, which is the type of adoption that Adoption Choices of Nevada provides. Private adoption is one of the most common types of adoption in the United States, and it is where the birth parents write out their adoption plans and choose the people they want to adopt their child.
For the single parent who wants to adopt a child, it is not uncommon for him or her to want to adopt a child. In fact, in 2011, more than 15,000 single women adopted a child. In Nevada, the age requirement to adopt a child as a single parent is to be at least 21 years of age. The state of Nevada also requires that the child adopted by a foster parent must be younger than you. Prospective parents will also be required to complete a home study, which is an assessment that ensures that their home is safe to raise a child in.
Beyond these requirements, the process of adopting a child for a single parent is relatively the same as adoption for married couples. Rest assured, Adoption Choices of Nevada will work to help them adopt a child as a single parent.
Adoption Plans for Unmarried Couples
Only married couples were allowed to adopt in the past, but as times have changed and the definition of what constitutes a “family” has changed, you do not have to be married to adopt a child. Instead, unmarried couples can adopt jointly through single-parent adoption, which will make both people become legal parents of the adopted child. This means that both people will have equal legal responsibilities over the child.
As such, unmarried couples also have to go through a home study process to ensure that the home the child will be living in is safe. If the unmarried couple has adopted a child and has decided to separate, they can request a court for the custody of the child, but each person is legally responsible for providing child support.
Getting Help With Your Adoption Plans
Whatever situation you may be finding yourself in, whether you want to adopt a child or you want to put your child up for adoption, Adoption Choices of Nevada provides resources to help you with adoption. Our staff is more than happy to answer any of your questions that you may have about adoption or even pregnancy, and we can talk confidentially about any situation you may be in.
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).
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