Available Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy

Available Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and intimidating. Women are educated on the multitude of ways to prevent pregnancy, but sometimes even the most preventative measures don’t work. Despite life’s unpredictability, you have many options if you find yourself in this situation. 

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and you’re not ready to be a parent, or you do not wish to have a baby, you are not alone. You have a variety of available options for an unplanned pregnancy at your disposal, and Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to help guide you. There is no right or wrong path to choose. i It all comes down to what you feel is best for you and your baby.

What Options do I have for My Unplanned Pregnancy?

Discuss your options 

It’s OK to ask for help or guidance. You might have friends or family who have been in similar situations and can look to them for support. Only you can ultimately decide your next steps, but it is beneficial to weigh the perspectives of those you know and trust. 

If you do not wish to talk to family or friends or are uncomfortable going to them with this matter, consider consulting a social worker or therapist. They can offer a non-biased, third party opinion that can assist in your decision. Their knowledge, expertise, and experience all come together to provide hospitable advice and they have your best interest at heart.

Determine the Type of Adoption

Once you have decided to place your baby for adoption, you’ll want to think about the level of openness of the adoption agreement. You have three options to choose from:

  • Open adoption: allows for contact between you and the adoptive family. This can be through letters, visits, phone calls or more. Everything depends on how comfortable you are with the adoptive family and vice versa. This option lets you still see the child you gave birth to without taking on the responsibility of parenting. It also gives peace of mind and comfort as you watch him or her grow up happy, healthy and safe with their adoptive family.
  • Closed adoption: means that you cannot have contact with the adoptive family after the records are signed and sealed. Once your child turns 18, he or she may have access to the records. This is an ideal option if you prefer privacy and a sense of closure. Additionally, this reduces fear and allows you to avoid confrontation. If you do a closed adoption and wish to have contact with the adoptive family, it usually occurs through the adoption agency. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption: has been known as the “best of both worlds.” It allows your genetic bond to still exist, but from a distance. You have limited contact with the adoptive family, and are able to communicate through a secure, confidential online portal called ChildConnect.

Available Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy

Overall, you have many choices for your unplanned pregnancy and Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to support you. We understand the challenges involved and we want you to feel empowered about your decision. Whatever you decide, we know it will be what is best for you and your child.

“A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” – Skye Hardwick

Adoption Choices of Nevada in Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. 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: Hi! I’m Ashley! I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. My hobbies include: reading, writing, and binge-watching the newest Netflix craze.

I hope to one day be a reporter, but I also have an interest in social work. When I’m not in school or working, you can find me relaxing with friends, shopping or volunteering at a local foster home.



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