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How to Put My Baby Up for Adoption in Reno While in a Domestic Violent Relationship

by Jaclyn Prasa

As you may be struggling within a domestic violent relationship, the added weight and concern of unplanned pregnancy may be harrowing. Since not only your safety is in danger but also your baby’s. It is noble not to want to bring a baby into an unsafe environment. However hard and scary it is to give up a child for adoption, choosing adoption in Nevada is a loving and protective decision. 

Nevada has one of the highest rates of domestic violence victimization of women in the United States, 43.8%. As scared and isolated as you may feel, Adoption Choices of Nevada has experience helping birth mothers in similar circumstances. If you choose adoption in Reno, you’ll be happy to know that the process is simpler than you may think. It is 100% confidential, so if you are concerned about the unsupportive birth father finding out, he may not need to know. Additionally, we can offer you as much assistance as needed with safe housing, finances, medical, and counseling. During the adoption process, your health is our priority. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, you are not alone. It is our job and purpose to help you. 

The First Step: Is to Find a Safe Place to Carry Out Your Adoption Journey

If you are at risk in your home, if you are abused or hurt, it is imperative that you get out. Any harm to you can also lead to significant harm to your uterus, which could endanger your pregnancy. Call 911 if you need immediate assistance. 

You can also call The National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-7233. They provide confidential support 24/7. It’s also a good place to start. When you are ready to chat or ready to begin making a safety plan, their trained professionals will help. 

If you do not have a safe place to go, whether to a trusted friend’s or family member’s place, there are a couple of shelters in Washoe county:

  • Domestic Violence Resource Center: (775) 329-4150 
  • Advocates to End Domestic Violence: (775) 423-1313
  • Each shelter provides 24/7 help. Many resources are available to you, ready to provide you with safety and assistance. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada can provide safe, clean, and comfortable housing if you decide on adoption for your unwanted pregnancy. Based on your individual case, we can discuss the best options for you. The most important thing is that you are out of harm’s way for the sake of both you and your baby. 

Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption Without the Father’s Consent?

In the state of Nevada, the birth father has rights; most often, his consent is needed. However, it is not always the case. In certain scenarios, the birth father may relinquish the rights of his own accord. Though, if you are tied to a violent or threatening person, cooperation may be unimaginable. If his violence has been reported and recorded, for instance, if you have called the police for help, the courts may terminate his biological parental right. Therefore, his consent would no longer be needed. 

There are other ways around the birth father’s consent if you are dealing with an unsupportive birth father. Once you contact Adoption Choices of Nevada, we will introduce you to a legal attorney. Your legal advisor will better discuss your options and explain the legal process pertaining to your individual case. From there, you will be able to pursue safety for yourself and your baby. 

How We at Adoption Choices of Nevada Can Help You

Once you decide on adoption for your unexpected pregnancy, the next step is to contact us. You can either call, text, or email, and then we will match you with an adoption counselor. Your counselor will get to know you and understand your needs. From there, you will develop an adoption plan. This will include creating a financial plan as well as a birth plan. Those plans will help us be better informed on the resources you require for a comfortable pregnancy. 

First, we can provide you with safe living accommodations. We know how important it is to live in a comfortable and peaceful home during and after pregnancy. 

We can offer financial assistance, whether that assistance comes in the form of rent, utility bills, groceries, maternity clothes, or any other pregnancy expense. We understand how financial burdens can cause extra stress that we can easily remedy. 

Another resource is medical care. Prenatal care involves any lifestyle changes, diet, and medical appointments. Your birth parent counselor will assist you in making prenatal appointments. And if you need transportation, we are able to provide that as well. 

Additionally, and maybe most importantly, we offer counseling. Emotional support is critical and available to you throughout the adoption process and even during post-placement. We are here for you, and we want you to feel supported every step of the way. 

There are many local adoption agencies to choose from, though, Adoption Choices of Nevada has been helping birth mothers since 2012. We sincerely care and understand what you are going through, especially since some of our staff have first-hand experience in the adoption process.

How to Put Your Baby Up for Adoption in Reno and Your Next Steps Post Adoption

If you are a pregnant woman living in an unstable home with an abusive domestic partner, the most important thing that you can do is get out. Your safety and your baby’s safety are at risk the longer you stay. If you choose adoption, as current circumstances will not allow you to raise your baby, then Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to provide you with endless support. 

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).