'Giving Up Baby for Adoption' is not Giving Up at all
Giving Up A Baby For Adoption In Las Vegas
When most people think of giving their baby up for adoption, they assume they will never get to see the baby again. For some, they are content with this thought. However, what if you could place your child with an adoptive family and still be involved in their life? Adoption Choices of Nevada understands that the adoption process can be very difficult for women, so they have plenty of resources and options available.
Adoption Considerations in Vegas
If you are considering placing your child up for adoption, the best first step is to do as much research as possible. Being as informed as you can be before taking further action will help you feel more confident. Our website offers articles, informational tabs, blog posts, and contact information to get in touch with adoption representatives. All of these things will give you insight into how to create an adoption plan, what the adoption process looks like, what type of adoption there is, and the support available to help you.
After doing your initial research, you may want to discuss it with your partner or loved ones. While the decision is ultimately up to you as the birth mother, hearing others’ perspectives may help. If you don’t feel comfortable talking about it with anyone close to you, contacting an adoption agency representative is the next best step. They will be able to offer professional advice, answer any questions, clarify any uncertainties, and set you up for a successful adoption process.
I’ve chosen to place my baby for adoption, now what?
If you have decided adoption is the route you want to go, the next step is creating your ideal adoption plan. This is unique to every individual, as different women need different amounts of support or want different outcomes of their adoption experience. You will be able to discuss with a representative what additional support you may need- whether that is financial, transportation, shelter, food, clothing, setting up doctor appointments, finding the right hospital, or counseling. It’s important that you feel safe and comfortable for the duration of your pregnancy.
After that, you will be able to discuss what type of adoption you are looking for. If you want to stay in contact with the adoptive family and remain present in your child’s life, you can choose open adoption. This means that the adoptive family will have your information, and together you will create a plan of how often you will be in contact or visit the child. It’s important to find a family you feel comfortable with and who can agree to your wishes.
On the other hand, if you do not feel comfortable with the adoptive family knowing who you are and wish to have no contact with the child, closed adoption may be the best fit for you. This means that you will remain anonymous, and you can have as limited involvement as you want during the adoption process. But, again, there is no right choice to make. The type of adoption you choose is solely based on what makes you feel the most comfortable and will give your baby the best life.
Our website offers blogs and information on both types of adoption and past birth mothers’ experiences with each one. You can also discuss the pros and cons of both options with your adoption agency representative to decide which one feels best to you.
Can I change my mind about adoption?
The short answer is – yes. Until legal documents are signed, you are completely allowed to change the type of adoption you want, if you want to see the child or not, the type of adoptive family they are paired with, or even back out of adoption altogether. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may feel to back out, as potential adoptive families get involved and make more decisions. Still, until you have signed relinquishment of your baby, you can make changes at any time.
If you have second thoughts or doubts, this will be important to bring up with your adoption agency as soon as possible. Feelings of contemplation, guilt, shame, or even regret are not uncommon when women place their child up for adoption. They will be able to talk you through your feelings and help guide you to making the best decision for you and your baby.
Adoption Choices of Nevada serves to help women through every step of the adoption process. Our website offers contact information to get in touch with representatives today to discuss adoption with you.
We would love to answer any of your questions about our adoption program and services. We would love to assist you in making an adoption plan that will work for you. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) or locally at 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) or locally at 775-825-4673 (Reno).
Content Author: Allie Nowak