Celebrating National Adoption Month

By Wendy Swisher

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful and overwhelming. However, one option stands out to you: adoption. We have all heard the term adoption or know someone who has been adopted, but what? Adoption is where a person assumes the parenting role of a child. This means the birth parents relinquished their rights so that they could be transferred to the adoptive parent or parents. The month of November shines a special light on Adoption because it is National Adoption Month.

What is Adoption?

Adoption has been around for many years. Events like the influenza epidemic and wars left many children without parents. Finding people to take the children into their homes as one of their own was important. November is national adoption month, which shines a light on children of all ages who need adoption. It is a month to celebrate all the selfless birth moms who put their babies’ needs and welfare first and the adoptive parents who open their homes to a child to love them as their own.

Celebrating National Adoption Month

National adoption month celebrates all the good things about adoption. It lets people know that this is a good option for unwanted pregnancies. Many people do not see the benefits of adoption; they just hear the negative. Adoption creates a special bond between the birth parents and adoptive parents. There are so many benefits that people do not see when it comes to adoption, but there are many benefits for both the birth parents, the baby, and the adoptive parents. Listed below are a few of those benefits:

  • Opportunities for your baby. Adoption provides your child with opportunities they may not have had otherwise. Opportunities like a good education (college), financial security, and stability. Depending on your situation, you may not be in a place to provide these things for your baby. Finding an adoptive family that can is essential. A whole new world of possibilities can be opened for your baby, leading to a happy, productive life.
  •  Fulfilling a dream. Some people cannot have a baby for whatever reason, and adoption is their only chance at parenting. They have tried in vitro and conceiving independently, but it was not in the cards. They sought out an adoption agency, and by your selfless decision to give a baby up for adoption,

You have made this dream come true for an adoptive couple. Finally, you get to pick the family who loves your baby. The birth parent counselor will give you files of potential adoptive families for you to look through.

  • Reaching your goals. An unexpected pregnancy can be stressful because you have so many careers or educational goals to reach. Having a baby will put a pause on your plans. After considering your options, you are thinking adoption is the best way to go.

Choosing Adoption for Your Baby

If you feel adoption is right for you, call us at Adoption Choices of Nevada. One of our birth parent counselors can answer your questions and get your adoption process started. Using a private adoption agency allows you, as the birth mother, to make all the important choices for your baby’s adoption in Reno. Such as what type of adoption you would like (open, semi-open, or closed). It depends on the amount of contact you want with your baby and the adoptive family.

You will also make a birth plan for the hospital. Your birth parent counselor will be with you at the hospital to ensure the plan is followed and advocate for your needs. Each step of the adoption process is put into your adoption plan. We know adoption is a unique emotional journey and one of the hardest decisions you have made. You wonder if you are doing the right thing.

Only you can answer that question for yourself, but adoption is never wrong. It gives your baby a chance at a better life. One you may not have been able to provide for them. Conflicting emotions are normal. We can help you. Our agency can get you counseling to help you work through all the emotions constructively. If you feel adoption is right for you, call us at Adoption Choices of Nevada. One of our birth parent counselors can answer your questions and get your adoption process started.

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) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).