You may have been feeling nausea, cramping, or even excessive fatigue. By the time your period is supposed to roll around, it doesn’t come, and panic begins to surface. You hastily make a trip to the pharmacy to buy pregnancy tests, and in the bathroom, you find out you are pregnant.
This may be the question that takes the forefront in your mind. Whether your pregnancy was unplanned or not, dealing with pregnancy is not always easy. In order to deal with the many emotions you are feeling, it’s important to take it one step at a time, literally. The first thing you should do is to schedule an appointment with your obstetrician or gynecologist. From there, they should inform you how long you’ve been pregnant and what the next steps should be. However, you now have to face the question of whether or not you can take care of your baby. If you choose to pursue an adoption, Adoption Choices of Nevada has the resources to help you.
Put My Baby Up for Adoption
Adoption is not an easy choice to make, but it is a choice that is entirely up to you. It is a choice that can provide your child with a brighter future and one that is filled with a loving family and a stable home. However, you come to the decision to put your child up for adoption, understand that the choice was made out of love. The first thing you should do after you have made the decision to put your baby up for adoption is to get into contact with a licensed adoption service in Reno, and from there, you will be put into contact with a birth parent counselor. If you are still hesitant upon making your call, you can still talk to a birth counselor because they can help you make the best decision for you and your situation.
After assessing your situation, your birth parent counselor will work with you to create an adoption plan, and this is where you will be making decisions such as the type of adoption you want to pursue and what kind of family you want for your child. You may be feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make, but you can find some reassurance in the fact that our counselors will keep you informed so that you can make the best, informed decisions.
Types of Adoption
One of your conversations with your NV adoption caseworker is what type of adoption you want to pursue. The main difference between each type of adoption is the level of openness you may want with your child and their adoptive parents. There are pros and cons for each type of adoption. The best type of adoption for you depends on what you want, and there is no right or wrong answer.
Open adoptions are when there is open, regular contact between the birth mother, adoptive parent(s), and the child that was placed for adoption. Before finalizing the adoption plan, you can communicate with the adoptive family you have chosen to decide on how much communication you want with them. You can exchange contact information, such as phone numbers, social media, or addresses. You can also make plans to see one another in person or virtually.
Some identifying information is shared between the birth mother, the birth parent(s), and the child put up for adoption for semi-open adoptions. This type of adoption is the in-between of open and closed adoptions. For these types of adoptions, interaction is usually facilitated by a third party, which can be the adoption agency. An example of this kind of adoption is adoptive parent(s) sending the birth mother occasional updates on the adopted child, such as a photo.
Finally, there are closed adoptions, and this is where contact between the birth mother, adoptive parent(s), and adopted child is nonexistent. No contact nor personal information is shared between parties. In the past, this was the most popular type of adoption because it allowed women who had unplanned pregnancies to hide them from their families and loved ones. However, as social stigmas around single mothers have lessened, this choice has become less popular, but it is still an option that many birth mothers consider because it might be the best one for their situation.
NV Adoption Help
While you’re making all the decisions for your future, you may also be worrying about other things, such as paying for rent or paying for expenses. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we understand how difficult pregnancy can be, so we offer many services beyond adoption so that you can get all the help and support you need. One of the biggest worries expecting mothers have are financial worries, and this worry is one that Adoption Choices of Nevada can help alleviate by providing a budget. Another worry many women have when they are considering adoption is the cost of it, but with our adoption agency, you don’t have to worry about paying for anything. Adoption Choices of Nevada is a private, non-profit adoption agency, so we can help cover expenses associated with adoption and pregnancy-related expenses, such as:
- Utility bill
- Legal fees
As well as financial assistance, Adoption Choices of Nevada also provides counseling and support. The emotional stress of dealing with a pregnancy, planned or not, can take quite a toll, so we want to provide you with all the resources to ensure that your pregnancy is as smooth as possible. If you decide at any point during your adoption process that you want to get counseling, you can receive free counseling sessions through our agency. Adoption is not always an easy choice, and we want you to be able to understand how big of a decision adoption is and how it may impact your future. Our agency also provides Birth Parent Support Groups that meet regularly, and these meetings are where you can talk with other birth parents who have also chosen adoption. It’s important to take a step back sometimes to see and understand that you are not alone during this process.
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: Victoria is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.