As an immigrant, you may feel that your options are limited: you lack access to education, employment, the right to vote, and legal protection. As such, your status as an immigrant may feel like a hindrance. As such, experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be devastating news because while adoption has always seemed like an option, it may seem as though your citizenship legal status may be a hindrance for considering adoption.
Luckily, adoption is still an option and possibility to consider when you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, even if you are an immigrant. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are committed to helping anyone who wants to consider putting their child up for adoption. If you are an undocumented expecting birthmother, you can still choose adoption without U.S. citizenship
Your Citizenship Status and Adoption in Nevada
No matter what background you come from, even if you are an undocumented immigrant, you can still consider adoption as an option. As long as your child is born in the US, they can be placed for adoption with a loving family that will provide your child with a wonderful future.
While dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is already complicated and difficult, dealing with an unplanned pregnancy while being an undocumented immigrant can make your whole situation even more difficult. However, you still have the right to choose the future you want for your baby.
If you wish to pursue a Nevada adoption, you can be reassured to know that when you work with our professional staff of adoption counselors and specialists, they will never release your information to the government or immigration authorities without your consent. In addition, your citizenship status will not be an attribute that will disqualify your child for the adoption process.
Your citizenship status will not impact how the adoption process will look because you have every right to choose what you and your baby’s future will look like, just like any other expecting American birth mother. You will still have the opportunity to create adoption plans that may allow you to maintain contact with your baby and their adoptive family.
Considering Adoption in Nevada
While the issue of citizenship status may be cleared up, you may be questioning if adoption is even the right choice for you. While nobody can force you to put your child up for adoption, you may want to consider what your loved ones think and if the father of your child is involved in your life. Considering the people around you may help you make the best choice for your situation, but ultimately, the choice to put your child up for adoption is up to you.
Adoption may be a good option for you if you are not ready to be a mother, and that may be because you are not financially ready to care for another human or because raising a child does not fit into the future you would like to build. Whatever your case may be, adoption is always an option you can consider because adoption would provide your baby with a loving family and home.
Another benefit to choosing adoption is that you will be eligible to receive financial aid to cover the expense of your pregnancy because pregnancy can make it difficult to work, which can make it difficult to cover the cost of necessities. Adoption will also guarantee your child a safe home to live in because while you may be undocumented, if your child is born within the US, they will automatically be given US citizenship.
If your child has not been born yet or was born in the US, our adoption agency can help you with your adoption so that you don’t have to go through it alone.
Giving Up Baby for Adoption
Choosing adoption may be the best option for your situation, but the only way to fully understand if it’s right for you is if you understand what the adoption process looks like. Adoption first starts off with contacting the adoption agency. Once you contact our adoption agency, you will work closely with an adoption counselor, who will get to know you as a person and the situation you are in. They will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have about your pregnancy and adoption.
The next step of the process is to create an adoption plan, which is where you will decide the level of openness you may want with your child and their adoptive parents. You can choose from three different types of levels: open, semi-open, and closed adoption. Each level of openness can be adjusted to fit your ideal adoption plan, and it is important to understand that there is no “right” answer when deciding how you want your adoption to look like.
Afterward, you will view the profiles of potential adoptive families. This is one of the most important steps of the entire process because this is where you can decide if you want your baby to grow up with siblings or if you want your baby to grow up in a religious household. You will essentially be able to choose the future you want for your child, so it’s important that you give yourself time to understand what you truly want.
Afterward, your baby will be placed for adoption with the family of your choice, and Adoption Choices of Nevada will facilitate communication between you, your child, and their adoptive parents if you wish to maintain contact. You will also receive post-placement counseling, free of charge because we understand how difficult adjusting to these huge changes can be.
Starting Your Nevada Adoption Process Today
Adoption may seem complicated and maybe even intimidating for an undocumented immigrant, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff of qualified birth parent counselors understand the ins and outs of the adoption process and will be able to understand how to best help you.
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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