The teenage years of one’s life are not only the most formative but often the most stressful as well. It is a time of great change and uncertainty. Between dealing with present challenges and having to plan for the future, today’s teenagers have enough on their plate to leave them feeling exhausted each day. Add an unplanned pregnancy to the mix, and life can feel hopeless and bleak. Presented with the options of raising the child, abortion, or adoption, the decision can be difficult to make. Luckily, this is where Adoption Choices of Nevada can help.
Our team of childcare experts is here 24/7 to walk you through the possibilities that you and your loved ones have for your child. Together we will choose the path that is right for you and your needs. To begin, let’s walk you through a few reasons why teenage parents may choose one of the leading options, adoption for their baby.
Why Adoption May Be The Best Choice For Some Teenage Parents
- The teen parents cannot care for their child themselves due to school, or other conflicts. As mentioned, most teens have lives that are filled with various involvements and activities. Whether it is dance class or football, popular extracurriculars can be a sizable time commitment on a weekly or even daily basis. In fact, between club meetings and classes those attending high school often spend more time in the school building than at home. For college students who are on-campus, life is consumed by studying and lectures with a few parties mixed in. Even off-campus college students spend the majority of their days commuting to and attending classes.
Most dedicated students, especially those in higher-level education, are left unable to adjust their academic path to accommodate a child. Needless to say, a college campus is not the ideal environment to raise a baby. Thus, many teens are left to decide between finding daycare for the child with a third-party service or family member and putting a baby up for adoption. In this case, adoption alleviates the pressure of needing a steady source of supervision, and the possibility of encroaching on a family member’s lifestyle, while leaving the parents free to pursue their degree.
This is of course not to suggest that being a parent and a student is an impossible feat, as many have and continue to do it. It is merely to express how challenging and stressful the combination could be for a young adult. With adoption, you can ensure the next four years work out for you and your child, with a diploma and diapers respectively.
- Having a child does not align with the teen parents’ future plans. Adolescence is filled with the exciting hum of possibility and change. For the first time in an individual’s life, they are presented with endless opportunities meant to shape their immediate and distant future. From a young age, we are taught to dream and plan to succeed, often being asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So it would make sense why upon the threshold of transformation, an unplanned pregnancy can be alarming.
If your life goals and projections are ironclad and do not allow a baby-sized revision to be easily made, adoption could be the perfect solution. When you choose adoption you are giving yourself and your child countless opportunities. You are free to lead the life you wish, without fear of improper childcare. Sometimes the best way to show a child you care is to allow someone else to care for them.
- Adoption is a stress-free solution. As discussed, raising a child as a teenager can be a stressful and taxing experience. It is often not something that is a viable possibility for most young parents. If you indeed are not able to raise the child yourself, the other choices you have are abortion and adoption. Of the two, the latter is often the easiest to procure. While abortion is legal in Nevada, legislation has severely limited the number of clinics available. In fact, it is estimated that about 90% of Nevada counties do not contain an abortion clinic or have access to one. Even where clinics are accessible, laws regarding the period in which an abortion can be conducted are strict, leaving the window of time for most mothers to get an abortion less than 24 weeks after inception.
With adoption, however, the process is readily available and simple. Our adoption agencies in Reno and Las Vegas will take care of any of the heavy lifting required to help you deliver your child into the world and then a loving home. Our adoption specialists are available around the clock to address any concerns or questions you may have. It is our job to make sure the entire process is as seamless as possible for you.
Making The Choice To Put Your Child Up For Adoption
Is important to remember that in your pregnancy, adoption is just that; one possibility. After all, you cannot spell “adoption” without “option.” Similarly, you must remember that no matter what you decide, Adoption Choices of Nevada will be there to guide you. We have the resources and information to help you along your path, no matter what it looks like. At the end of the day, it is up to you to choose the best answer for you and your family and no one else. If you want to learn more about your possibilities or are looking to choose adoption, give us a call or send us a text or email. One choice today creates a world of opportunity tomorrow, so don’t wait!
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: Peter is a writer and editor based in New York. Currently studying at Binghamton University, Peter is majoring in English Literature and Rhetoric. Whether working with Marketing Choices or the mental health blog, Runaway, Peter seeks to provide comfort and warmth to those around him through his writing. A huge advocate for change, Peter looks to promote adoption, mental health awareness, disability awareness, and environmental improvement. Forever looking to make meaningful connections, Peter can be found with a group of friends or going on walks and waving to anyone he passes.