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Teenage Pregnancy and Adoption

An unplanned teenage pregnancy is an overwhelming amount of responsibility and a life-changing event. Even if you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, you face a lot of responsibilities. It might feel as if your entire life is over.

Placing your baby for adoption can lead to a better life for both your baby and you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an easy decision to make.

Teen pregnancy is not uncommon but it’s not something most teenagers plan either. Having an unplanned pregnancy means that your choices are to parent, place your baby for adoption, or terminate the pregnancy. This might feel like the hardest life choice you will ever have to make.

Can I Give My Baby Up for Adoption?

Adoption Choices of Nevada is a full-service adoption agency that helps pregnant teens, like you, who are considering adoption. We can help you make the best decision for your individual situation and answer any questions you may have about parenting, adoption, or terminating the pregnancy.

Placing your child for adoption may seem overwhelming but if you contact an adoption professional at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we can guide you through the adoption process and answer any questions you may have.

We hope to help you understand too, that you are not giving up anything! We use these terms to “give up baby” so our resources are readily available for other pregnant teens like you. But understand, you are placing your child with a loving, forever family!

Can I Choose the Family to Adopt My Baby?

As a pregnant teenager choosing adoption, you have the right to be involved in every aspect of the adoption plan. You will look through adoptive family profiles to help you find the perfect family for your baby. If you choose, you will be able to ask the adoptive family questions and get to know them throughout your pregnancy.

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Proper medical care is crucial for the healthy development of your baby and reduces your risk of pregnancy complications such as anemia, high blood pressure, and premature labor. Pregnant teens don’t always get the prenatal care they need, especially early on in the pregnancy. If you are smoking or drinking or using drugs, you must stop as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

If you have no other health insurance, you may qualify for medical coverage through your state’s medical assistance program. Government-issued health insurance, which pays for prenatal care and delivery of the baby, is available to pregnant women not covered by another health plan.

Consequently, you have no reason not to make an appointment with a doctor or other health care provider to get the medical care you need. Following a physical examination, he or she will offer advice on exercise and nutrition, as well as order screening tests for rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B and sexually transmitted diseases – all conditions that can be harmful to your baby. Do not try to go at this alone, terminate your own pregnancy, or keep it a secret. Think about being SAFE and HEALTHY.

We would love to answer any of your questions about our program, and to assist you in making an adoption plan that will work for you.