Most Common Questions Birth Mothers have about Adoption in Vegas
Most Common Questions Birth Mothers have about Adoption
As a birth mother, it is inevitable that a variety of questions will arise when you are considering your options for an unplanned pregnancy. You are in good hands! Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is equipped with answers to every one of your questions. Comfort is found in stability and readiness; therefore, accessibility to common questions birth mothers have about adoption is important to us. No birth mother should be confused, overwhelmed or go through this uncertain time in her life alone.
Our adoption agency in Vegas will help break down both of your general questions and personal questions and guide you through every aspect of your adoption process. After all, there are multiple aspects to think about when placing your baby for adoption and we want you to feel confident that you are making the best decisions for you and your child. p
That said, let’s explore some of the most common questions you might have about adoption as a birth mother.
- Why should I choose adoption?
Asking yourself this question is a great starting point. It will help you determine your motivations and reasons for placing your baby for adoption, and guide your decisions as you begin your adoption journey. It’s important to remember that adoption is a permanent, legal agreement between you and your child’s adoptive family.
By choosing adoption, you are selflessly demonstrating that you want what’s best for your baby. That he or she deserves their best chance at life, even if that means it can’t be with you. This isn’t an easy choice to make by any means, but it is incredibly courageous and loving. You are also helping the dreams of an adoptive family, who may not be able to have children of their own, come true.
- Why should I choose to work with a local adoption agency?
Depending on when you choose to place your baby for adoption, working with a local adoption agency can ensure a smoother and more successful adoption journey than one that is farther away. For instance, if you live in the Las Vegas area, you will have the opportunity to come into our offices and meet your adoption caseworker and the rest of our team in person. This can give you a sense of great comfort, knowing that real, compassionate adoption professionals are there to ensure that you and your baby are well taken care of.
If you are in need of financial assistance, temporary housing or transportation assistance, Adoption Choices of Las Vegas can help out with that too and refer you to both local and state resources. Be sure to consult with your adoption caseworker to see if you qualify to have any and all living expenses and medical costs covered by our agency and your child’s adoptive parents.
- Can I choose and meet my child’s adoptive family?
Yes, absolutely! As a birth mother, you have full control over your adoption journey. This includes getting to define what kind of adoptive family you want for your child, and looking through adoptive parent profile books to select who you feel would best fit the life you want for your child. Depending on the type of adoption you choose, you also have a say in how communication you have with your child’s adoptive family.
Meeting with your child’s prospective adoptive family can be arranged via your adoption caseworker after you’ve selected them. You can meet with them in person at our agency’s office or virtually — whichever you are most comfortable with. Rest assured, our adoption agency in Las Vegas screens each and every adoptive family to make sure that they are prepared to raise your child and are choosing adoption for the right reasons. Their adoption caseworker also conducts a home study to ensure that the adoptive parents’ home environment is safe and ready for your child prior to placement.
- Can I have an open adoption?
Of course! Each and every adoption journey is as unique as the birth mothers and adoptive parents who go through them. For this reason, there are three types of adoption that you can choose from: open, semi-open and closed. We strongly advocate for open adoptions as we believe that they keep everyone’s best interests at heart. Additionally, open adoptions have become increasingly more popular, as it allows you to get to know your child and their adoptive parents and build a relationship with them throughout your adoption journey
If you feel that an open adoption is the best decision for you and your child, be sure to mention this to your adoption caseworker. Continuous openness is a definite possibility and one that will lead to amazing lifelong connections with your child and their adoptive family.
- What if I want to talk about adoption, but haven’t decided yet?
That’s completely okay! An unplanned pregnancy can flip your world upside down. It can feel very confusing and overwhelming. If you are still exploring your options and want someone to talk with to help you process, we offer free counseling services. You can make an appointment with one of our adoption counselors in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. This can either be in our office or, if you’re unable to make it, from the comfort of your own home. Our adoption counselor will help you process through your emotions and discuss your available options.
Open discussions and asking for help is always necessary during the adoption process, so you don’t need to feel ashamed or guilty for needing extra support or advice. You are valued and important and should never feel lost or alone.
Common Questions Birth Mothers have about Adoption
Overall, questions and answers listed above could still be elaborated upon more if needed by your adoption caseworker or another staff member. Our adoption agency is always available to answer your questions of any kind and address your concerns. Your health and safety — and that of your baby — is very important to us. We understand how scary and overwhelming an unplanned pregnancy can be. But, you will never feel alone. We will walk beside you through every step of your adoption journey.
Adoption is an excellent option if you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t able to parent your child. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas works with birth mothers from all walks of life and we are more than happy to provide you with the information and support you need to make the best decision for you and your baby. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to learn more about adoption or how to get started on your adoption journey.
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
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