Pregnant and Addicted: 5 Reasons Adoption May Be the Best Option
Pregnant and Addicted: 5 Reasons Adoption May Be the Best Option
Being unexpectedly pregnant and addicted can be scary and raise many questions. You may wonder if adoption is even an option for you. If an adoptive family would be willing to love and care for your child, despite his or her birth mother’s history. These are natural worries to have, but remember that you are in control and you have resources and options available to you. Pregnancy along with addiction may make these choices more difficult, but Adoption Choices of Las Vegas will help you complete every step smoothly.
There will be no judgement or added anxiety with our adoption agency. Everyone has their struggles, and looking out for yourself and your baby is the best thing you can do as a prospective birth mother. Not many will be able to fully understand, but you will not be alone. Our end goal is that you and your baby remain safe and healthy, and that he or she is placed in a safe and loving home.
If you are thinking about placing your baby for adoption in Vegas, here are the top reasons why choosing this path may be in the best interest of both you and your baby.
Benefits to Choosing Adoption while Pregnant and Addicted
1. You will have Support Throughout Your Adoption Journey
Choosing to place your baby for adoption is not an easy decision to make, and it can feel very overwhelming and lonely. But, we want you to know that you’ll never be alone. Through our adoption agency, you will be treated with nothing but respect, empathy and compassion and will always have the support of your adoption caseworker and our staff members. Our adoption counselors are available 24/7 to speak with you, and you can reach us through phone, email or text.
You can also find support through attending a local or virtual birth mother support group. Social media pages like Facebook and MeetUp are great places to start looking. These groups are dedicated to serving, encouraging and coming alongside women who have placed, are thinking about placing or are in the midst of placing their child for adoption. You can find comfort knowing that all the women who attend the group meetings can relate to exactly what you’re experiencing, and come from all walks of life.
2. There is an Adoptive Family Ready to Love Your Child
One of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your adoption journey is who will raise your child. Your adoption caseworker will handpick adoptive parent profiles that meet your requirements for you to review. As you search through these profiles, you’ll get to learn about the prospective candidates are individuals and what kind of life they can offer your child.
You’ll also notice that, regardless of your circumstances, our waiting adoptive families can’t wait to love and care for your child. All of our prospective adoptive couples and individuals have been made aware that their adoptee may have been exposed to drugs and alcohol, but they are ready and prepared for that. Knowing this doesn’t stop them from wanting to give your child the best that life has to offer.
3. Adoption Allows You to Focus on Yourself
Not everyone is meant to be a parent, and that’s completely okay. Parenthood is a huge commitment physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. There is no shame in admitting you’re unable to provide for your child in the way he or she deserves. That’s where adoption comes in.
While adoption gives your child the chance at a better future, it also allows you to focus on yourself. To recover and heal from your addition, if you choose. Or, to pursue your life goals. The choice is entirely up to you.
4. You have the Option of Recovery
If you are interested in becoming clean and having a brighter future, talk to your adoption caseworker. We can provide you with available resources to local treatment centers or counseling offices that specialize in healing and recovery. However, there is no obligation to take part in this, if you don’t want to.
We’ve had many prospective birth mothers take advantage of this opportunity, because they wanted to establish a healthy relationship with their child and adoptive family post adoption. We’ve had just as many decline this available resource, place their baby for adoption and continue on with their everyday life. There is no pressure either way. The choice is always yours.
5. You can Maintain Contact after the Adoption has been Finalized
Adoption may not have been your first choice but it just happened to have turned out to be the best option for you. You will be able to choose an open, semi-open or closed adoption, whichever is best for you. If adoption was not your first choice you can benefit from an open adoption meaning, you will still have contact with your child and adoptive family. You could also choose semi-open, which means you have contact but not as frequently. Lastly, you can choose closed adoption meaning that you choose to cut off all contact and continue life knowing your baby is safe and happy. You can talk to your adoption counselor about the level of contact you think is best for you. You do not have to live unaware of your baby’s life.
Choosing Adoption while Pregnant and Addicted
If you’re wondering if adoption is an option for you — look no further! The answer is yes. Adoption is always available to you, no matter what your circumstances may be. At Adoption Choices of Las Vegas, our goal is to help you find the best adoptive family for your baby, and to have the most positive and empowering adoption journey possible.
We admire you and the selflessness you’re demonstrating by choosing adoption for your child. This shows that you truly want the best for him or her. Looking out for you and your baby’s best interest is what’s most important as well. We will help you find the best pathway. It is possible to write a happy ending to this story, and adoption might just be the answer you have been looking for.
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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