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Pregnant and in a Bad Relationship, Can I Choose Adoption in Reno?

By Shamani Salahuddin When expecting a baby, you want to be surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones. You want a supportive and nurturing environment to have a positive pregnancy and a child in a home where they can prosper. However, not all women are fortunate enough to live this way. Some women are in a situation where they are in a bad relationship. A lack of support can be trouble for the birth mother and the baby. This is one of the reasons why a birth mother may choose to put a child up for adoption in Nevada.  Adoption…

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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…

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Placing a Baby for Adoption as a Rape Victim in Reno

By Shamani Salahuddin If you are a rape victim and have discovered you’re pregnant, it’s understandable to be confused about your pregnancy. You are not alone. Unfortunately, every 68 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted. This statistic is heartbreaking. However, you are not just a number. As a survivor of sexual assault, you know the trauma firsthand. While you feel your pregnancy is out of control, your adoption journey is not.  You have the power to choose what you want for your pregnancy, and we are here to support you. You may feel there is nowhere to turn for help. Adoption…

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I Gave My Baby Up For Adoption in Reno, Now What?

By Shamani Salahuddin If you are a birth parent who has recently completed adoption in Reno, NV, you may be wondering: “What do I do now?” Post-adoption can trigger specific emotions, and you may want to seek help if it disrupts your daily life. Even if you are mentally prepared to follow the adoption plan before delivery, seeing your baby might bring new, uncomfortable things to light.  While adoption can bring feelings of love and hope, you may also experience grief and sadness. Know these are all normal feelings to have after placing your baby for adoption. At Adoption Choices…

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Why Do Birth Mothers Choose Adoption in Nevada?

By Shamani Salahuddin Facing an unplanned pregnancy can bring up feelings of fear, isolation, and doubt. And if you have never unexpectedly taken a pregnancy test and watched as the positive lines reveal themselves, you will never know what that feels like. Many factors go into the decision when considering putting a baby for adoption. Can I be a good mother? Do I have the money to support this baby? Can I provide a promising future for this child? You won’t have the answers immediately, but you should know the available options. Adoption Choices of Nevada is who to call…

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What If I Don’t Want Adoption Support From My Adoption Agency?

By Shamani Salahuddin You may experience emotions you didn’t expect to feel when going through the adoption in Nevada. Choosing adoption as a birth mother is a heavy-hearted decision that Adoption Choices of Nevada wants to support you through. That being said, you are in control of your adoption journey. Additional support or counseling is not required, but we offer it to every birth mother. Entering the adoption process doesn’t mean you need your adoption agency’s help, but it enhances your experience.   What Support Do We Offer Through the Adoption Process? Depending on the needs of the birth parent, our…

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Adoption Doesn’t End After Delivery: Steps to Finalize Adoption in Nevada

By Shamani Salahuddin  When you are pregnant and considering adoption, it is important to understand every step of the adoption process. Many may think adoption ends when you give birth and your baby lives in their new home.  However, specific steps must be completed for the adoption to be finalized, depending on your state. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are here to help you achieve the final parts of the adoption process.  What is Adoption Finalization? If you are in the process of giving your baby up for adoption, you are probably familiar with an adoption plan. You and…

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Modern Adoption Practices vs the Past

By Shamani Salahuddin Adoption used to be shameful for women who had unplanned pregnancies. Many saw pregnant mothers who considered adoption as “getting rid of their children.” It wasn’t until 1851 that adoption took a modern turn. As a birth mother considering adoption in Nevada, it is vital to understand the modernization of the adoption process to know what support and resources are available. In this article we will discuss modern adoption practices vs the past. The Nevada Adoption Process The adoption process is a step-by-step process that birth mothers follow throughout their adoption journey. It includes choosing who will adopt…

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Adoption in Nevada and 5 Misconceptions about Birth Mothers

By Shamani Salahuddin When a woman is pregnant and considering adoption, many people may judge her. “She’s abandoning her child” and “She’s doing this for herself” are thoughts that may cross their minds. Movies, television, and other media forms convey tropes about birth mothers, leading society to think they know about adoption. In reality, they don’t. Adoption stereotypes are damaging for birth mothers searching for pregnancy adoption help. Adoption in Nevada is a real choice for birth mothers faced with an unplanned pregnancy. They are brave and caring women making the difficult decision in the best interest of their baby….