Considering Adoption in Las Vegas During Quarantine
Considering Adoption in Las Vegas During Quarantine
During these unprecedented times, Adoption Choices of Las Vegas continues to be there for you to help you achieve the happiest possible ending to your adoption story. We know that the world looks scary right now and you may not know where, or even how, to begin your adoption journey while in lockdown due to COVID-19. However, there’s no reason to panic!
We are here to answer any and all questions you may have concerning adoption in Las Vegas during quarantine, and how to safely place your baby with a loving family, while still maintaining compliance with all Las Vegas state guidelines.
Safely Beginning Your Journey
Your safety and the safety of your baby is our number one priority, and because of this, beginning your adoption process may look a little different right now. One of the biggest changes we have implemented is the transition to virtual platforms for communicating with you. While it may not be possible for us to meet with you in person, we are still here and working tirelessly to provide you with the adoption services you need.
One of the best ways we are able to do this is through ZOOM, Skype or FaceTime. Having the option to use these forms of communication helps to make the process feel more intimate even though we, sadly, cannot be with you in person right now. Modern technology allows us to have these personal conversations face-to-face without having to risk your safety or the safety of our staff, and so this is how we would speak with you about the details of your plan and how to move forward.
We know that the ultimate goal of your adoption process is finding your ideal family for your baby. While the transition to meeting these prospective families virtually makes the process look a little different, the intended outcome remains the same. We strive to bring you amazing possible families for your baby, and this is still achievable even during quarantine!
At this step in your plan, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with waiting families virtually while still being able to feel that one-on-one connection with them. This will give you the same feeling of an in person home visit without the anxiety that comes along with these kinds of meetings during this time. Your caseworker will help to walk you through the steps to prepare for this meeting through the virtual mediums available to us. One of the best ways to prepare for this meeting is to prepare talking points or questions that you may have for prospective families.
At Adoption Choices of Las Vegas, we always want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your journey, despite these unforeseen circumstances. One of the best ways to do that is to prepare for these virtual meetings in the same way you would an in person one.
The Hospital Experience
Another one of the biggest aspects of adoption in Las Vegas during quarantine that has changed is the hospital experience. It is no longer as simple as it used to be to have your chosen adoptive family there when your baby is born. Unfortunately, due to safety precautions, Las Vegas hospitals are limiting the number of visitors in delivery rooms to one person. Many are not allowing families to wait in the waiting rooms in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While it may seem scary to not know whether or not your baby’s adoptive family or your own family will be able to attend the birth, keep in mind that this is all being done to protect you and your baby.
A second shift in the hospital process is that you may be asked to wear a mask while on hospital grounds. These rules vary by hospital, so it is important to work out the details of this with your chosen facility. However, it is always best to be prepared. At a time like this, it could never hurt to pack a few extra masks in your hospital bag in order to give you as much control over the situation as possible. While everything else feels out of control, these preparations can put some of the power back in your hands.
This is a time like no other, and so the rules and regulations continue to change rapidly. That is why it is always important to keep in close contact with your OBGYN and your chosen hospital to remain up to date on the latest information, and how it will be impacting you and the birth of your baby.
Adoption in Las Vegas During Quarantine
Choosing to place your baby for adoption is one of the most selfless choices you could make in the face of an unplanned pregnancy. Considering that you are still making the same choice in the midst of these uncertain times is something you should always be proud of. You really are putting the needs of your baby before that of yourself and that is an amazing thing.
We know that making this choice comes with numerous questions. At Adoption Choices of Las Vegas, we always want to be there to help you answer all of them. Call us anytime to speak with an adoption professional and start piecing together your perfect plan.
Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
Meet the Author: Katie Dee is a resident of Long Island, New York and member of the 2020 graduating class of State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English, dedicating a year to family studies.
Katie has hands-on classroom experience in the field of writing, editing and child and family studies. Her experience, in both the writing field and that of family studies, gives her a unique perspective in her pieces centered around the field of adoption.