Finding Emotional Support When Considering Adoption Through the Holidays
The holidays are arriving! Adoption Choices of Nevada would like to tell you happy holidays from us. But, as an adoption agency, we are alway alert and understand that you as a birth mother may be dealing with mental setbacks when considering adoption in Nevada. Many people are not alert of how stressful such a time can be. Also, Nevada adoption is a beautiful process but can be stressful during and after. That is why we would like to inform you that though the holidays are arriving, we are here for you at any time.
With being located in Nevada, Adoption Choices of Nevada has locations in Reno and Las Vegas. So, if you are reading this currently and considering adoption due to an unplanned pregnancy, you can trust and come to us. We treat our birth mothers like family and want to build families.
I am feeling depressed, and it is the holidays. Can I still receive counseling when considering adoption?
After birth, a birth mother might come to realize that her baby is no longer in her care and within the custody of their adoptive parents. It usually causes mental strains. You were carrying an innocent beautiful baby and growing a bond with said child along the way. Even though that is the case, you knew regardless of such. You still needed to give your baby for adoption. They are now in the best care they can receive, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to grieve. With the holidays approaching, it may become harder to handle emotionally. You feel that loneliness and the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it. Your depression is now arriving even though you had your baby a couple of months ago.
But, depression, as we say here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, does not have a timestamp. When a birth mother, including yourself, comes to us stating your mental health issues, that is our main talking point. Unfortunately, in society and as individuals, we never know when we will have a mental breakdown. We provide therapy for fellow birth mothers weeks, months, or years later as an adoption agency. Though it is the holidays, we will provide therapy for you, so don’t hesitate to contact us at all. To add on, our therapy sessions are free of charge, so never worry about expenses or anything pertaining to such. It is confidential when it comes down to the therapy, which means you are open to talking to your therapist about any and everything. Whatever you say will not be repeated to anyone else outside of the room. With the holidays arriving, we are very alert and looking forward to being with our families. When we say that, we mean you because, at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we consider our birth mother’s family! So, yes, if you are feeling depressed or anxious or more contact us as soon as possible even during the holidays. We will get back in contact with you as soon as possible, which will be very soon.
Adoptive parents of my baby celebrate Christmas, but I don’t. What should I do?
If you have an open adoption, it is still normal to have contact with your baby’s adoptive parents. Just as it is normal to have differences with your baby’s adoptive parents, including beliefs, if they contacted you and asked you to participate in the holiday events with them, there is nothing wrong with declining. Just explain to them your personal belief system and reasons as to why you can’t come. They will more than likely understand, but if you feel like you can’t communicate with them correctly or word your responses correctly, contact your counselor. They will assess both parties in communicating. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we never judge or discriminate against any birth mother that comes to us based on her beliefs or more. We always advise you to pick your baby’s adoptive family that best fits your interest and you believe will be the best in raising your child. Having a preference based on beliefs is perfectly fine, especially if you have an open adoption.
But, as said, if they celebrate Christmas and the event you to do such with them just respectfully decline. Though if you have an issue with your child celebrating such, it is understandable, but you have to understand they are in the custody of their adoptive parents. That is their legal guardian and parents.
We Are Available When You are Considering Adoption in Nevada
With services, 24 hours a day and open seven days a week, Adoption Choices of Nevada is always available. If you would like to contact us, you can do so through different forms: call, text, and through our portal. Never hesitate to ask for our help. You are a great mother and shouldn’t feel down during the holidays to make the best decision for yourself and your baby. We can help you get through such a time!
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).
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