Adoption in Reno, BM Blog

By Adoption Choices of Nevada

Choosing Adoption as a Domestic Violence Survivor 

By Shamani Salahuddin Domestic abuse accounts for over 15% of all violent crimes today. In Nevada, 43.8% of women experience domestic violence. No birth parent, let alone a pregnant woman, should suffer at the hands of an abusive partner.  In a home, the abuser isn’t only harming those they are violent against but also those who witness the violence. One in 15 children is exposed to intimate partner violence each year. Children who witness domestic violence are at high risk for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Birth mothers enduring abuse may choose adoption because they want to protect their babies from the…