Birth Mother Fears About the Adoption Process

By Nicholas Rodinos

Birth mothers have many common concerns about the adoption process, including what will happen to their child. Concerns regarding what they are supposed to do, who will help them, and who will care for their baby. These fears are valid; however, adoption agencies can provide you with the tools to put your mind at ease. We are here to discuss and dispel your worries about adoption and provide solutions to your situation.

Adoption Choices of Nevada can help ease your fears and provide real choices for adoption.

How Will I Know What to Do?

Many birth mothers are concerned about what they will do throughout the adoption process. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need adoption support, our local adoption agencies in Nevada can help. We can assist you with the help of our adoption coordinators. Your adoption coordinator will explain the adoption process, listen to your concerns, and try to comfort you.

The adoption coordinator will help you understand the legal paperwork and your rights as a birth mother. Your coordinator will help you understand the adoption process in Nevada and simplify it as much as possible.

Will I Be Alone During the Adoption Process? 

You will be supported every step of the way by our trained staff of adoption coordinators and counselors. One of the resources you will be provided will be an adoption counselor. Your adoption coordinator will sit by your side throughout every step of the process.

The counselor will comfort you and listen to your post-adoption grief. The adoption counselor can help you create a support network, including other birth mothers who understand your pain. The birth mothers in your support group can provide the necessary emotional support.

If you need additional support, try finding a friend or loved one who you can talk to. Our Reno adoption office can provide you with all the resources you need for your support network. 

Will I Regret Giving Up My Baby? 

Surrendering a baby for adoption can be painful. However, there are resources to help you cope with your pain. Your adoption counselor will listen to your problems and help you cope with them through various forms of therapy. There are many types of post-adoption therapy available: crisis intervention, person-centered, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused brief therapy.

If necessary, your adoption counselor will introduce you to a support group for birth mothers. These birth mothers understand your struggles and can help you understand the good you’re doing by surrendering your baby. Giving up a child for adoption is painful. However, you are making a very noble sacrifice for your child. 

Will I Choose the Right Adoptive Parents?

The adoption specialist will try to guide you toward a decision that reflects your needs and concerns. Your adoption specialist will help you choose from the candidates who you feel are better suited to care for your child. We will find parents that match your qualifications. Your child will be in our adoptive parents’ loving hands.

Will People Judge Me for Choosing Adoption?

You are not simply giving a baby up for adoption; you are putting your child’s needs first. You’re making an important sacrifice that requires an incredible amount of courage, maturity, wisdom, and strength.

Some people in your life will understand your decision and see it as a difficult but necessary choice. Others may not understand your decision; however, you have given your baby a chance to have a wonderful life, and that’s what matters.

You cannot please all your loved ones, and they may disagree with your decision, but ultimately the choice of adoption is yours.

Will I See My Baby Again?

You can see your baby again. However, it can depend on your adoption plan. Your adoption specialist will explain the three types of adoption: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.

Firstly, open adoptions allow you, the adoptive parents, and your child to contact each other as often as agreed upon. One of the benefits of open adoption is communication between you and the adoptive parents.

Secondly, semi-open adoptions allow you more privacy; if necessary, you’ll send messages without anything that can identify you.

Lastly, closed adoptions allow you to cut off contact with the adoptive family and your child.

If seeing your baby again will bring you the closure you need, there are options for you. 

Confronting Your Fears Behind Placing Your Baby for Adoption

You have many perfectly valid concerns regarding adoption, and we have many resources to help you and your baby. Our adoption professionals will support you in your time of need and help you cope with post-adoption grief.

We can help you navigate the adoption process and help you decide the right adoptive parents for your child. You have made a difference in your child’s life by giving them a wonderful adoptive family. The adoption coordinator can help you decide which plan provides the contact you want with your child. 

If you need adoption support, please don’t hesitate to contact Adoption Choices of Nevada. We are a licensed adoption agency dedicated to helping birth mothers in cases of crisis pregnancy. We can provide pre-and postnatal care, financial support, and housing. Please contact us today if you have any adoption needs or questions.

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)