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What Are My Options For an Unplanned Teen Pregnancy in Nevada?

By Erin McKenna 

Facing an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager is often overwhelming. If you’re a teenager and you’ve discovered you’re pregnant, it’s completely understandable to feel afraid or uncertain about the future. You have some important decisions to make. The good news is you don’t have to make them on your own. Birth parents who choose adoption in Nevada, no matter their age, have options—and rights. Know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. No matter what circumstance led to your pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to help and support you. 

Adoption Agencies that Advocate for You

When considering adoption agencies in Nevada, it’s important to find one that will advocate for you. Advocacy is at the core of Adoption Choices of Nevada. Our licensed adoption experts will offer you support and structure throughout the adoption process. We work with birth parents like you all the time, and we understand what you’re going through. We’re experts in Nevada adoption laws, and we can help empower you to make the best choices for your future. Our experts will never judge or shame you for your situation and will never pressure you into any decisions. The goal is to advocate for you, not control you. Contacting us to review your options will not lock you into any choice. In Nevada, birth parents have three days after being discharged from the hospital to change their minds about adoption. Naturally, the sooner you decide on giving your baby up for adoption, the more time you have for exploring options. Know that even at a young age, you have the right to be involved in every step of the adoption process.

Nevada Adoption Steps and Options

A common misconception about choosing adoption is that you’re “giving up” on your baby. If you decide that adoption is the best path for you, you can still decide to have a relationship with your child. You can choose an open or semi-open adoption plan to have a level of communication with your child and adoptive family. Closed adoption plans are also an option if you don’t feel comfortable with any level of communication. There are many reasons birth parents choose all three of these plans—no reason or plan is “wrong.”

With Adoption Choices of Nevada, you can also decide which adoptive family you want to care for your child. Your preferences on what values, religion, or family structure you want your child to be raised with are important. We have a wide variety of adoptive families that you can choose from to set your child up for success. You may not be in a position right now to raise your child, but you can still support their future. Using our resources, you can plan ahead and make smart, responsible choices for yourself and your child. 

Resources Available to Teen Parents In Nevada

We know that unplanned pregnancies, especially at a young age, can take a large toll. The legal, financial, medical, and emotional costs of carrying a baby to term are immense. Fortunately, Adoption Choices of Nevada can provide you with support in all of these areas. In Nevada, if the adoptive family is able, they can choose to cover certain medical-related costs for birth parents. Our adoption experts are committed to making sure you have access to medical care, regardless of your insurance situation. At our adoption agencies, you also have access to legal counsel to guide you through adoption paperwork and red tape. Your emotional well-being is also important to us. Find birth parent support groups with us to speak to other people in your position. We can also help you find a therapist or counselor to support your mental health through the adoption process. No matter where you’re at, you are not alone.

Finding an Adoption Agency That’s Right For You

If you’re facing an unplanned teen pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Nevada is here for you. Adoption is one of many choices you can make when you find out you’re pregnant. You don’t have to have already decided on adoption to contact us. If you want to explore your options in a safe, supportive environment, contact us today. We specialize in Nevada adoption and can provide you with the tools you need to succeed if you make that choice. No matter what situation led to your unexpected pregnancy, you have the right to plan for your future. Contact us today to discover a new path forward for yourself and your child.