If you are currently in jail or prison and are pregnant, you have the same rights to receive adoption services as any other birth mother. It is understandable to be stressed about your pregnancy situation because you might be thinking, what can you do or how are you expected to raise a child in jail. If you are considering Nevada adoption, the first thing to do is find out if your prison or jail has programs for pregnant women. After that, find an adoption agency. Adoption Choices of Nevada is a well-respected and reputable agency that works with hundreds of birth mothers a year. Choosing our agency would mean you would be set up with a birth parent counselor that will be able to tailor to your specific needs. We will provide you with all the necessary information under your circumstances.
Making an Adoption Plan in Prison
While in prison, the Nevada adoption process might differ than it normally would by contacting an agency directly. Some prisons have their own procedures, so it is best to work with your caseworker or prison official to figure out an adoption plan. You will be making a plan that is specific to you and what would work best under your circumstances. You will need to find an adoptive family and work out your medical visits with the prison officials. If you are in need of financial assistance, that can also be worked out in the adoption plan. An important thing to remember is that adoption is free to you as a birth mother. It is a good and completely affordable option to give your child a promising life.
When creating your Nevada adoption plan, you also create a profile where you choose the types of adoption services you want and your preferences on the adoptive family. Depending on your situation, maybe you would want to keep in contact with your child after birth. You could receive pictures or letters of them while still in prison, and once you get out, it is possible to arrange visits. All of this should be discussed with your birth parent counselor, and discover all of your options.
Giving Birth While in Prison
Giving birth can already be scary enough, and imagining it taking place while in confinement can be greater stress. If it eases your mind, you won’t be giving birth in the actual prison. You will be transferred at the time of your expected due date to an actual hospital to receive the best care. Giving birth in prison could also lower your morale and make for a traumatizing experience, which is why you are put up in an actual hospital with prison official supervision. Depending on your prison’s policies, you may recover in the hospital after giving birth.
Having a Positive Mindset When Placing Your Baby Up for Adoption in Nevada
Let’s be honest, you are not in favorable circumstances, but that is okay! Understandably, that you might be feeling hopeless, stressed, or worried about the future of your child. We at Adoption Choices of Nevada provide counseling services for birth mothers, and your prison might also have grief counselors whom you can talk to about your situation. Just remember why you are choosing adoption services and remain positive. Everyone is under different circumstances and has different reasons for doing things. You cannot compare yourself to other pregnant women or birth mothers because they are not you, and they are not in your shoes.
Remain hopeful, you are never alone. We want to support and care for you and your child. Our mission is to ensure a positive pregnancy experience and produce a positive outcome. We can promise your child will be placed in a home where they will receive the best life possible. By choosing adoption, you are selflessly giving your child up and giving them a better chance at life.
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: Gabriella Dobson was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently a senior at Miami University majoring in professional writing with a focus on editing. She also minors in criminology and general business. She is a skilled barista and enjoys sipping her coffee with a good book in her hand. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives around her. With her involvement in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Women Helping Women, she is able to provide resources for those in need of support.