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Unwrapping Holiday Joy and Grief for Birth Parents this Season 

By Megan Kostraba

The holidays are a fun and joyous occasion, but for birth parents, they can also be a time of grief and sadness. Choosing to place a child up for adoption is no easy decision and takes a lot of self-reflection and deliberation. Having all of this stress on one’s shoulders during the holidays can put a damper on the cheerful season. 

Placing a child for adoption is a life-changing decision, and the holidays can bring upon feelings of loss, longing, and guilt for birth parents. While everyone else might view the holidays as a time of celebration, sometimes birth parents see it as a time of grief. We want those birth parents to know that at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we understand! Sometimes, birth parents need encouragement to reach out and seek out help. 

At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we want our birth parents to know that we offer this kind of help! Going through an adoption by yourself is hard, but  doing so during the holiday season is even harder. The giving season can be incredibly overwhelming and might even have you wondering how to put up a child for adoption during all this stress. No birth parents should feel alone during such a cheerful season, especially when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. There are many adoption agencies in Nevada that can help you through these tough times. 

If you are looking for pregnant adoption options, look no further. Let’s talk about what you might be feeling during this holiday season and how we can make your adoption plan joyous. 

Feeling Adoption Stress During the Holidays 

Between all of the shopping and cooking, sometimes the holiday season can be stressful for anyone. For birth parents who are pregnant and going through the adoption motions,the giving season might actually seem like the ‘taking’ season. It is important, however, for birth parents to acknowledge and accept these emotions and find healthy ways to cope with them.

We realize that this probably sounds easier than it actually is. This is why we offer counseling services to our birth parents, especially during the holidays. With adoption in Nevada, you’ll find that our agencies are eager and ready to help. 

We often recommend seeking out adoption counseling, joining a support group, or reaching out for professional help. Choosing adoption can already brew feelings of grief, guilt, relief, regret, and loss—all of which can be equally confusing. Adding all of these feelings on top of what is supposed to be a joyous holiday occasion can be a breaking point. Joining a counseling session can be a great idea when it comes to expressing and understanding your feelings. Sometimes all of these feelings can become muddled and confusing, and you might need some help sorting your emotions out. That’s ok! With adoption in Las Vegas, you can expect an agency that is ready to help you. 

New Adoption Traditions for You and Your Family 

You might even find that choosing adoption can help you create some new family traditions to look forward to! If you’ve chosen an open adoption, for example, you can think of something fun to do with your child and their adoptive family. 

Consider making it a tradition to visit or video call your child during the holiday season! Depending on your open adoption agreement with the adoptive family, you could create a new tradition, bringing together the biological and adoptive families. 

Maybe even plan to meet in person to shop for presents together or enjoy a shared dinner! You can find many different ways to bond with your child over the holiday season if you’re feeling a bit lost. Sometimes, seeing your child interact with their adoptive family can help you confirm that you made the right choice. 

A new tradition can even be something as simple as sending holiday greeting cards to one another. You and the adoptive family can discuss different ways to keep in touch over the holidays! Creating new memories together as a joined family is possible with adoption in Las Vegas. Discussing all these possible holiday traditions is something you can talk about with their adoptive family, too. Your wants, wishes, and needs will be listened to by an adoption agency! 

Choosing Adoption this Holiday Season 

Facing adoption during the holidays can seem lonesome and saddening. However, with adoption in Nevada, you can find an entire support system of professionals who understand. There are many resources available for yourself and your child, too. You can find lots of adoption sources and help when reaching out. 

If you are considering placing your child for adoption or have worries about the upcoming holidays, reach out to Adoption Choices of Nevada. We can help you find your bearings, one step at a time this holiday season.