The holidays are just around the corner, and it may be a time filled with joy and presents. However, for some people, the holidays can be stressful, whether it be because of buying presents or meeting with unfamiliar family members.
For birth mothers like you, this can also be stressful because you have to handle your pregnancy on top of all the stress associated with the holidays. If you cannot care for your child for whatever reason, you may also be dealing with the prospect of adoption.
Adoption during the holidays can be stressful because there is so much going on during this season. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we will work with you to make your adoption process as smooth as possible so that you can enjoy your holiday season. We want to make sure that you get the adoption you want while remaining in complete control of the process.
Adoption During the Holidays
One of the most important things when considering adoption is understanding if it is the right choice for you. During the holidays, we are often reminded of how important family is, but it is important to understand that family is made through love and doesn’t just happen because of biological relatedness. As such, a family can be made through adoption, and the child you put up for adoption still has the chance to create this familial bond.
Adoption can be a hard choice to make because it may feel like you are “giving up” your baby, but that is not true. Choosing adoption in Vegas, often, is coming to the understanding that another family will love your child as their own, maybe because you are not ready to become a mother yet. Putting your child up for adoption will not only give the adoptive family the best gift of their life, but it will also give your child the gift of a future home that is stable and loving.
When you choose adoption, you will work with an adoption agency, which will put you in contact with a birth parent counselor. Our birth parent counselors will work closely with you to understand your situation and help connect with resources that may alleviate some of the stress associated with adoption.
Post-Adoption During the Holidays
If you are experiencing the holidays after your adoption process is complete, it may feel as though there is a gaping void in your life because the holidays are a time that is spent with family. These emotions can be difficult to deal with, but you do not have to work through these emotions alone.
During the holidays, you can still reach out to local support groups. Support groups are helpful in dealing with the aftermath of adoption because you will be able to talk with other people who have experienced the same thing. If it’s not possible to meet up with a support group in person, online support forums also exist. Talking to other people with similar experiences may help you feel validated and may remind you that you aren’t alone in your journey.
One of the most important things you can do to combat the feelings of loss is to remind yourself of your initial reasons for choosing adoption in the first place. You can also remind yourself of the benefits of adoption, such as the fact that your baby is living in a safe home that has passed the home study process. If you have chosen to have an open adoption, you can think about the next time you will meet the adoptive family and the baby and what activities you can do together.
Your family may not support your decision, and when the family is celebrated, this can be hard to cope with. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we understand how difficult the Nevada adoption process and its aftermath can be. We never want you to feel alone or that you are a hopeless case because you are not. We provide resources, such as counseling to help you during and after the process.
Another resource we help provide is financial aid because we understand how expensive pregnancy can be, and at a time where you cannot work, we want to make sure that you are taken care of so that you can focus on your pregnancy. The first step to getting financial assistance is to contact our adoption agency, where a birth parent counselor will work closely with you to understand how to best help you.
During the holidays, we at Adoption Choices of Nevada want to remind you that you never have to feel alone when you are pursuing an adoption during the holidays. Our staff will work with you diligently to still celebrate the holidays.
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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