If you are a pregnant woman in (or near) Reno and considering adoption,Adoption Choices of Nevada is the best adoption agency in Reno, Nevada and we can help now. Many women facing an unplanned pregnancy contact us in their last months of pregnancy and we help create an adoption plan quickly, choose an adoptive family, provide any necessary support, and move through the adoption process still with you in control and making decisions.
Whether you are in your final weeks, on your way to the hospital, in the delivery room, or have just given birth – we can act quickly and help you choose adoption to place your child with an adoptive family. A hospital adoption or last minute adoption is not uncommon and we are well experienced to manage all the details of your adoption plan in Reno in a short amount of time.
The maternity wards at local Reno hospitals are limiting labor and delivery rooms to only the mother and one birth partner. But this won’t stop us from being there for you and helping with your adoption journey. We have relationships with these hospitals and providers to support your adoption planning even during COVID 19 and tight restrictions.
Where should I give birth in Reno?
There are 3 primary hospitals that deliver babies in Reno:
Carson Tahoe Health
St. Mary’s Health
If you are on your way to any of these hospitals, you can choose adoption withAdoption Choices of Nevada in Reno. If you are already in the maternity ward and you know in your heart you do not want this baby, you can choose adoption. If you have given birth and want to choose a family to adopt your baby, you can choose adoption.
Remember that prospective birth mothers can choose adoption during their hospital stay, and this means you can “give a baby up” for adoption in the hospital. You can even choose adoption for your baby after returning home from the hospital. It is never too late to choose adoption for your child.
What happens when any expectant mother is admitted to the hospital for labor and delivery?
The pandemic has changed hospital processes for labor and delivery. But you can still choose adoption! Any patient coming into the hospital is allowed one support person. Both the patient and the support person have to go through a screening process, which includes a set of questions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If for some reason a support person answers yes to one of the questions, they will be asked not to come with the patient. If they are suspected to have COVID-19, they will be asked to leave the hospital and self-isolate.
Adoption Choices of Nevada‘s adoption agencies in Reno will make arrangements with the hospital staff to help you and support your adoption process even during this difficult time. You can still choose the adoptive family and meet them virtually or once you leave the hospital.
Is it legal to give a child up for adoption at the hospital?
Yes. In Reno, Nevada, it is legal to place a child up for adoption at the hospital. The hospital will not be the organization responsible for the process, instead when you want to place your baby for adoption, you just need to tell the hospital you want to work with Adoption Choices of Nevada. You or a staff member will contact us at855-940-4673 and we will quickly begin making adoption arrangements.
Do hospitals take babies for adoption?
In most states, yes. You can surrender your baby to a staff member at a hospital if the baby is within your state’s Safe Haven age limit. If you leave your baby with a hospital staff member, they’ll start the process to find a safe, loving home for them. This will usually be through foster care with the state. This is referred to as “Baby Safe Haven,” and it is an option for you if you don’t feel ready to parent your baby. However, this is not your only option and choosing a private adoption agency to put my baby up for adoption is the ideal situation and will keep you in control of the planning.
When in this situation, most prospective birth mothers contact an adoption agency like Adoption Choices to create an adoption plan for their baby. Choosing unplanned pregnancy adoption help with an agency has many benefits for you as a potential birth mother that Safe Haven options don’t offer, including:
- The ability to choose your baby’s adoptive family (if you want)
- The opportunity to stay in touch with the adoptive parents and watch your baby grow up in an open adoption or semi-open adoption (if you want)
- Access to free counseling and professional support during and after the adoption process (if you want)
If you are considering this option, just know that it’s never too late to make an adoption plan with our adoption agency in Reno. Whether you’re in your final weeks of pregnancy, you’ve just arrived at the hospital, or you’ve given birth – if you are thinking about placing your baby for adoption, we are ready to answer all of your questions. Get the information you need now by callingAdoption Choices of Nevada at855-940-4673.
Choosing Adoption from the Hospital
As a full-service, fully licensed adoption agency,Adoption Choices of Nevada can be the professional here for you. We have more than 20 years of experience completing all kinds of adoptions, including hospital adoptions. We also have a multitude of waiting adoptive families who will be willing to drop everything and travel to your hospital at a moment’s notice to adopt your baby – so you won’t have to compromise on finding the perfect adoptive family, even if you’re choosing adoption from your hospital room.
The steps in a hospital adoption are like any other adoption. The biggest difference is the speed of the process. The adoption process can happen as quickly as you are comfortable with. You can still receive adoption support services including financial assistance, and post-placement counseling.
Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption services in Reno and across Nevada since 2012. You can also 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).