If you’re pregnant and thinking about adoption in Nevada, it’s safe to assume you’re at a very stressful point in your life. This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever face, and for some women, it’s hard to know which option is the right one. While this choice is yours to make, and no one can ever tell you what’s best for you in this situation, this doesn’t mean you’re alone.
Every pregnant woman ultimately has three options when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, abortion or adoption. As an adoption agency, we at American Adoptions believe it’s important that you have reliable information about all of your choices. To that end, this article serves to explain the process of a giving a baby up for adoption in Nevada. It doesn’t exist to persuade you, but rather to educate.
If, after reading this article, you have additional questions about putting a baby up for adoption in Nevada, please feel free to call us at 1-800-ADOPTION at any time for free, noncommittal information.
First, let’s address a misnomer in adoption vocabulary. In conversations surrounding adoption, placing your child is frequently referred to as “giving your baby up for adoption.” For some, this language may strike a nerve, and it’s because in no way, shape, or form are you “giving up” by choosing adoption. Even considering adoption for your baby is a difficult process; it’s one that puts your child’s needs above your own, no matter the grief you’ll encounter along the way.
If you’re considering choosing adoption for your baby in Nevada, know that you aren’t giving up or taking the easy way out. Before you make any decisions though, it’s helpful to know just exactly what it may look like for you when “giving a baby up” for adoption in Nevada.
Decide whether putting your baby up for adoption is the right decision for you. No one else has the power to make this decision, nor does anyone else know what’s best for you — despite how much they may want to help. You know better than your parents, your friends, and other family members what’s best for you and your baby.
Decide how you want your adoption to go. At American Adoptions, you can choose every aspect of your adoption plan. You’ll work specifically with one adoption specialist who will help you to identify exactly what you want for your child and his or her future. She’ll help you to find the perfect adoptive family for your baby, figure out how much contact you’d like to have with them, and more.
Find an adoptive family for your baby. If you’re even thinking about adoption, it’s because you want your child to have the life that he or she deserves. It’s your right, then, to make sure your baby’s adoptive family can provide the life you want for him or her. With American Adoptions, you’ll have tools like adoptive family video profiles to help you get to know prospective adoptive families before ever committing to speaking with them. Your adoption specialist will provide you with profiles of families who might be what you’re looking for. It goes without saying, of course, that all of our families have undergone home studies and background checks to ensure that they’re prepared to raise a child.
Get to know your baby’s adoptive family. Once you’ve selected an adoptive family, you’ll have a chance to get to know them before your baby is born. The more openness, or communication, you have with your child and your child’s adoptive family, the better for everyone in the adoptive triad. You can get to know the adoptive family prior to placement through visits, emails, texts or phone calls.
Plan your hospital stay. Your hospital plan will be a bit different than that of a woman who intends to parent. You’ll have a few more factors to consider, such as who you want in the room when you give birth, who should hold the baby first, whether or not you want time alone with the baby, etc. Your adoption specialist will work with you to ensure that every detail of your hospital stay is exactly as you want it.
Develop a relationship with your baby and his or her adoptive family. As we said earlier, openness benefits everyone in the adoptive triad. The relationship you have already begun to develop with your child’s adoptive parents will continue to grow after placement, as will your relationship with your baby. Like any relationship, these will evolve over time. Maybe at first you want to limit contact to period emails or texts as you deal with the initial stages of grief and loss, while later you’ll want to schedule regular in-person visits. As a birth mother, you’ll be able to find an adoptive family that’s willing to work with your comfort in terms of pre- and post-placement contact.
If you’re considering adoption for a baby in Nevada, you aren’t alone. American Adoptions has adoption specialists available 24/7 to help you work through any fears or concerns you have about your pregnancy — whether you end up placing your baby for adoption in NV or not. For more information, call 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free information here.
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