When I found out I was pregnant in August 2013, my options were limited. I just wasn’t going to be able to do it; financially, I wasn’t stable enough; I am a single mother of four sons who works as a server at a local casino. ‘Adoption was my only choices besides abortion.’ I was initially drawn to Adoption Choices of Nevada because of online testimonials from adoptive families. The staff at Adoption Choices empowered me to make the best decisions possible for my baby’s future. Even the way the staff talked about adoption was supportive of my choices, I was making a plan for my child, not giving him up.
They let me know that I was in charge and I had the final say in everything. I was trying to give him a better life than I could provide for him at the time. They made me feel that I was doing something positive and helping a couple that couldn’t have a baby on their own.
When it came time to find an adoptive family for my son, I was able to choose from multiple families and finally chose a family from out of state. I made sure to involve my older sons in the process; they actually chose the family and gave the baby a middle name that is an anagram of all my sons names. We all were able to meet before the birth of my son.
We have an open adoption arrangement. The adoptive family is picture-happy and I get tons of pictures of him every six months and I get to see him grow. When I see those pictures, it reminds me of why I made an adoption plan and that I did a good thing.