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By Adoption Choices of Nevada

Homeless, Pregnant, Abused, and Choosing Adoption in Vegas

By Nicole Cunningham

Life can be unpredictable. No one knows what is going to happen or how it will happen. We don’t have much control over some events that we encounter. When you meet someone, you don’t know if they are abusive. If you did, you would make a different choice. If you have a poor support system, you could end up homeless with an unplanned pregnancy. It is not an event that you may see coming. If you come from an abusive relationship with no one to lean on, being homeless and pregnant could happen. You are doing the best you can. Escaping an abusive relationship is a big step. It’s a hard choice to make, but it’s going to be for the better. If you are considering adoption in Nevada for your baby, Adoption Choices of Nevada would love to help you understand the services available to you.

Shelters for Expecting Birth Mothers

If you are escaping an abusive relationship and trying to get yourself and your baby away from that situation, finding somewhere to go can be hard. Abusive relationships can cause isolation; the support system you used to have may not be there anymore. You may not have someone to count on. However, if you are homeless, for whatever situation it was that put you there, it can be hard to find somewhere to stay. Staying off the streets is vital; the stress of not having a home and being pregnant is hard. Finding a local shelter, such as a mother’s shelter, healthcare, and financial help, are all going to be important and necessary.

Adoption Choices of Nevada may be able to help provide you with housing assistance along with other services. There are options for financial expenses, medical assistance, and transportation. Talking with an adoption specialist will help you understand the services you qualify for. They will be able to walk you through the adoption process. The sooner you are able to speak with a specialist, the sooner they will be able to access your case.

Potential Problems that Could Occur During the Adoption Process

Homelessness can lead to many problems, including health risks. Anxiety, depression, alcohol, and drug risks are higher among pregnant women who are in shelters. There can be an increase in pregnancy complications due to certain living conditions. For homeless women, it can be hard to get good healthcare that will be able to tell you how the baby is doing and if their health is at risk.

Living in these conditions could affect not only the birth mother but the baby as well. Being homeless is not easy, and doing it with a child can be even harder, or you could have the chance that your child could be taken from you. Adoption is also hard. Neither choice is going to be easy. Choosing adoption for your child could get them out of being homeless. They could be with a loving family of your choosing who would love them. You would be making a choice to help allow your baby to grow up in a different kind of life.

Choosing adoption in Nevada does not mean always saying goodbye to your baby. There are different types of adoption plans that allow different levels of communication with your baby. An open adoption allows communication and visitation between you and the child. A semi-open adoption allows for some communication between you and the child, depending on the comfort level you and the adoptive parents agree on. A closed adoption does not allow for any communication between you and the child.

Mental health support for birth parents

Adoption agencies like Adoption Choices of Nevada know how hard it can be to choose to give your baby up for adoption. We know that it can be mentally straining for you. There are counseling services offered to you that can help you understand your feelings when going through adoption. Your health and mental health are the most important to us. We want to make sure you can take advantage of all the services that are available to you. It can be hard to decide between the different choices you have. However, speaking with an adoption specialist does not solidify anything. You can talk with them before having to make a definitive choice. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to help in any way you need. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have regarding adoption options or mental health support.