The Adoption Process: Reno Addition
Positive. A very scary word if you aren’t expecting it on a pregnancy test. That’s alright, you just have to remember to breathe for a moment. Once you have yourself settled, remember where you are. You are in Reno, Nevada, and that means you are right in the area for Adoption Choices of Reno.
Having an unplanned pregnancy can throw you for a loop. However, it isn’t the end of the world and you have options. All the options are going to be valid and no matter which one you pick and whatever it is, is your choice. There are no wrong answers when it comes to what you end up doing with your pregnancy.
Let’s look at the adoption process for you here in Reno.
The Starting Point
First and foremost, you need to know that the adoption process is going to be different from state to state. Each state has different laws and regulations, and so the process is going to look a little different.
No matter where you are, though, the first thing you should do is set up a doctor’s appointment. This should happen the moment you know you are expecting. By getting into the doctor, they are going to be able to help you through what you need to do in order to stay in good health. Carrying a baby is a lot of work and a strain on your system, even if you just started. Babies take energy to make, after all.
If you can’t find a doctor on your own, reach out to us. We can help you find an affordable doctor as part of what we provide potential birth mothers.
Is Adoption Right for You?
Once you have talked to your doctor, you are going to have to pick between three different options. You can either decide to have an abortion, raise the child yourself, or proceed with an adoption.
If you are considering adoption but are unsure about if it is right, you have a few things to consider before choosing. Here are some things to think about:
Can you afford to raise a child right now?
What are your goals? Short and long term. Can you do them with a child?
What is the birth father’s role in all of this going to be?
Are you in a place where you can realistically raise a child right now?
Are you going to be able to handle work and a child right now?
These are just some questions to ask yourself. If you answered no to really any of them, then adoption could be a realistic path for you. Let’s say you decided to go with adoption, though. What is your path going to look like now?
The Adoption Process in Reno
Once you decide on adoption, you have more choices to make. This is what is going to tailor your experience to be unique to you. Since no adoption journey is the same, this is going to make sure it is the best fit for you.
You are going to have to pick between three different adoption options. Each option is going to have pros and cons. No matter your choice, you will never be judged for it. Here are the three options:
Open Adoption: There will be open communication between you and the adoptive family that can include, but is not limited to: visiting times, calls, emails, photo sharing, and a bond with the child and adoptive family. A benefit to open adoption is that you get to stay connected and can answer important questions later on. It also may ease any sense of guilt and help you heal. If you are worried about your child and his or her new family, open adoption allows you to see your child happy, healthy, and safe.
Semi-Open Adoption: Communication is limited in this type of adoption to letters, which are mediated through your adoption agency. This can be a good option if you wish to keep your privacy from the family, but still want the option of your child getting to know you later on. An added benefit is that your child will have access to his or her medical and health history, which can greatly help the adoptive family provide the best care.
Closed Adoption: This is the choice where there is no communication between you and the adoptive family.
Once you know what type of adoption you want to go through with, you get to make your adoption plan. This is going to be a rundown of what you want to come from your adoption journey.
Your plan is going to be suited to you. Your adoption caseworker is going to be able to help you with any questions you have about this process too. No matter what if you are confused or just want more information, talk to your adoption caseworker. That is what they are there for. Even if you have a question during the holidays or after hours. There is a number to contact us in case you need anything.
Adoption and You
At the end of the day, your adoption journey is going to look different from someone else’s. What you can count on though is the process is going to get you where you need to be. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to someone. Adoption is a beautiful process, and we know that we are lucky to go on this journey with you.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now!