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Choosing Adoption if You Are in a Difficult Circumstance

By Veronica Wiley

Having an unplanned pregnancy in the midst of a challenging life situation can cause further stress. While pregnancy can stir up emotions like joy, sometimes other emotions may be felt. Emotions like anxiety, worry, fear, or anger. This is normal if you are pregnant during challenging circumstances like an abusive relationship, homelessness, or if you’re struggling with addiction. In any case, you may be worried about the baby’s safety and future.

Finding the information you need about adoption in Las Vegas can help give you a solid next step. We’re here to share some information about your pregnancy options.  Adoption Choices of Nevada is a private adoption center. We have helped women from many backgrounds with their pregnancies. 

Support for Birth Mothers Choosing Adoption

There are many adoption agencies that help place a child into a new home and a plethora of adoption in Las Vegas. But aside from that assistance, you may be asking why adoption is a good choice.  Adoption Choices of Nevada takes adoption a step further. We care about your pregnancy, not just providing screened and safe family profiles for you to look at. Here are a few ways we can support our birth mothers:

Counseling and support: After you contact us, we’ll provide an adoption counselor. Your counselor will answer any questions you may have. They’ll also guide you through the adoption process and enforce any decisions you make. Your counselor can also direct you to helpful support groups of other birth mothers. Surrounding yourself with other women from similar experiences can be immensely helpful in the adoption process.

Housing: When choosing adoption in Nevada, qualifying birth mothers may be able to receive assistance for housing and other related bills. Without the worry of housing, you’ll be able to focus on your pregnancy. This doesn’t only mean housing finances. If you are in a situation where you don’t feel safe, talk to your counselor. We may be able to help get you into a safe place where you can feel secure during your pregnancy.

Financial assistance: Other bills like food, medical, and transportation may also be covered for qualifying mothers. Your counselor will be able to direct you to these resources, so you don’t have to stress about them.

Adoption is always free for birth mothers.

Adoption Process for Birth Mothers

We want all our birth mothers to have the support they need throughout their pregnancy. We know that by choosing adoption, you are making a compassionate choice and putting the baby’s needs first. We want the process to be easily accessible for you, no matter your background. We know you have a lot weighing on you. You are considering the child, yourself, and your situation. Once you contact us, you will receive a guide, your counselor, to help you navigate the process.

How to put a child up for adoption:

  • Contact us and ask any questions you have about adoption in Nevada. You’ll receive an adoption counselor to help you navigate the rest of the adoption journey.  Pregnant adoption and post-birth adoption processes are very similar, but if you have questions about these, please ask.
  • Create your adoption plan and birth plan. In your adoption plan, you’ll decide what kind of family you hope to adopt the child into. You’ll also be asked to make decisions about what kind of adoption you want. The different types are closed adoption, semi-open adoption, and open adoption. Each one determines how much communication you want with the adoptive family and child.
    • Closed: limited to no communication
    • Semi-open: potential emails, text messages, or pictures
    • Open: Pictures, messages, meetings

Choosing an Adoptive Family

Each type has its own pros and cons, but we can always facilitate communication with the adoptive family. This is the case during the adoption process and post-placement. Your birth plan will need to be discussed, too. This way, your counselor can enforce it for you in the hospital.

  • Choose an adoptive family. Your counselor will meet with you to discuss various prospective adoptive families. You’ll get to look at their portfolio and read about what kind of home they are offering.
  • To finish your adoption plan, you can apply for financial and housing assistance. You’ll also need to schedule and complete your doctor’s visits. 
  • Post-placement support is an important part of the adoption process. Just because the adoption is complete doesn’t mean you’re alone. The emotions after can be difficult, as well as deciding on the next step in your life journey. Grief is a normal and expected part of adoption for a birth mother. If you are having an especially hard time or would like additional support, let us know. We can help you find a support group or a professional counselor. Each person grieves in their own way, but you don’t have to do it alone. Lots of support is still available to you, and we’re here to help however we can.

Overcoming Challenges Using Adoption

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in a challenging situation can cause enormous stress in your life. However, we want you to know you are not alone and you have support. We hope you take advantage of the resources available to you through Adoption Choices of Nevada. There is hope through the challenge.