By Jacob LaBau
The initial steps of giving up a child for adoption are normally the harshest period for a birth mother. Some birth mothers face the adoption process alone because the birth father cannot be found, making it that much more difficult. If the birth father and your family are unsupportive of your decision to pursue adoption in Nevada, we can fill that void. We know there are many fears about giving up a baby for adoption. Our passionate and loving adoption specialists in Las Vegas and all over Nevada will make you feel right at home!
Birth mothers are often fearful of multiple things while navigating adoption in Nevada. Hopefully, the worries will be relatable for all birth mothers, no matter your situation. More information will be applied to what Adoption Choices of Nevada can do to help you. That way, if one of the fears is unrelatable, you can apply one of our services to your personal worries to guarantee a stress-free adoption!
Common Fears About Giving Up a Baby in Nevada
1. I’m A Bad Person for Not Raising This Child Myself
This is by far the most common fear that a birth mother will experience while navigating adoption. At the end of the day, you are making a choice not to be the parent of your future child. Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to tell you that your decision to place your child up for adoption does not make you a bad person. Sometimes the financial resources are not there, you cannot allocate enough time for your child, or you are facing addiction.
Whatever the reasoning might be, your choice to pursue adoption is one of the most unselfish things a person can do. Instead of weighing your options, you weighed the options for your child. If you do not think it would be in your child’s best interests for you to raise him/her, trust your motherly instincts. Contemplate whether adoption is right for your child by contacting Adoption Choices of Nevada.
Our Adoption Resources can Help You
If you are struggling to channel negative thoughts into positive ones, Adoption Choices of Nevada offers two services aimed at improving your mental health. The first service we offer is counseling. You will get the opportunity to choose a licensed mental health professional, similar to choosing the adoptive family. Counseling is all about what you put into it. Your counselor will get a better understanding of who you are and what it is exactly that you are trying to get from counseling. He/she will challenge your negative thinking and hopefully give you a new perspective on what you are going through.
The second service we offer is support groups. Listen to fellow birth mothers’ experiences throughout adoption or share your personal adventure. This is a judgment-free zone that allows birth mothers to confront their adoption fears together. If you are thinking to yourself, “I want to put my child up for adoption,” after hearing about our services, contact an adoption specialist today. There are three adoption agencies in Nevada, all of whom have adoptive families at the ready!
2. No Family Will Ever Want My Child
This worry typically happens before meeting up with any prospective adoptive families. There are thousands of adoptive families awaiting your call. You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to making that final decision. The waitlist to adopt is insanely big, which gives you a lot of power in choosing the perfect family for your child. It takes time to find an adoptive family whose morals, beliefs, and interests align with your needs. If you have just begun your adoption plan and would like to see the potential adoptive families, read more about them at adoption in Las Vegas.
Your adoption specialist will be in close contact with you when you have reached the stage of choosing the adoptive family. Communicate your needs clearly and in extensive detail. Write down everything even if it seems unimportant. The adoption specialist will use all that information to find adoptive families who match that criteria. You can view some of the awaiting adoptive families’ profiles which include endless pictures, a thorough biography, and their adoption preferences. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, think about choosing adoption. The earlier you get started on your adoption plan, the better you will feel about your delivery and the future well-being of your child!
3. The Adoptive Family Will Not Raise My Child Properly
You can never be 100% certain that the adoptive family will raise your child to your liking, but you can come close. If you put your all into every step of the adoption plan, you will leave our adoption agency with no regrets about the adoptive family! We will do everything in our power to guarantee that both parties are satisfied with the adoption of your child.
Different Types of Adoption
Come to an agreement with the adoptive family about what adoption type you both desire. There are three different kinds of adoption: open, closed, and semi-open. Open adoption is where you will receive the most contact with the adoptive parents and child.
Things like identifying information, letters, and photographs will be shared with you. Closed adoption means that there will be absolutely zero contact between you and the adoptive parents. This option is less sought after and could be a dealbreaker for you. Express your interest in an open adoption in initial meetings with the adoptive family.
A semi-open adoption is somewhere in between open and closed adoption. A third party will interact with the adoptive family and will relay the information to you. Ask the adoptive family some examples of what they would share with you. This is a clever way of understanding how they will parent in the future.
4. My Child Will Despise Me After Adoption
In fact, it could be the exact opposite! When a child grows older, they may understand why you did what you did. After growing up to be a successful adults, they may realize that this is what was best for them. The child may even choose to maintain a healthy relationship with you in their adulthood. You did the right thing for your child, and nobody can ever take that away from you! In the future, you can look back on your adoption in Las Vegas and be proud of what you accomplished!
How Adoption Choices of Nevada can Help With Common Fears About Adoption
Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to answer your call 24/7! Sign up for the emotional support services mentioned earlier to clear your mind of adoption worries. Create a plan with the adoptive family on when to tell the child that they are adopted. You can get creative with your requirements, so do not be afraid. Just ask! After hearing about all these worries and what we can do to help, hopefully, you feel brave enough to face adoption head-on. “Do not go gentle into that good night; rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light,” Dylan Thomas wrote.
If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and would like to know more information about your options, we have got you covered. 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).