PREGNANCY & ADOPTION
A Life Changing Decision
Choosing to place your baby for adoption is one of the most important decisions of your life. At Open Arms Adoption Agency, we understand the strength and courage it takes to make the right choice. Since 1998, we've been guiding birth mothers like you through the process in a way that is respectful, confidential and nonjudgmental. Our goal is the same as yours - to ensure that your baby is raised in a warm, loving home filled with joy, wonder and hope.
We have many deserving pre-screened couples and individuals just waiting for a child to complete their family. Our home study program makes certain that they are financially, emotionally and physically capable of raising a baby. Should you decide to move forward with adoption, Open Arms will be there to provide information and support as we find the ideal home for your little one. Our compassionate and caring birth mother advisors are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Whether you choose an open or closed adoption, you will find peace and comfort knowing what a gift you are bestowing upon an adoptive family.
Open Arms Adoption has a caring staff of professionals and seeks to provide a family-like atmosphere to assist our birth parents. We pride ourselves on providing, prompt and ethical services to all parents.
We provide the following services:
Birth parent counseling.
Birth parent financial assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis.
Assistance with applying for:
Adoption planning services to help birth parents choose the best possible adoptive family for their needs.
All services are free of charge to the birth parent.
Resources For Birth Parents:
Birth Parent Expenses: At Open Arms Adoption, we recognize the incredible gift a birth parent gives. We want to support our birth parents during a difficult time in their lives. Birth parent assistance is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may include items such as an apartment for the duration of the pregnancy, food allowance, clothing allowance, and transportation assistance.
Food Pantry: Grocery assistance is available through our food pantry to adoption clients. Our food pantry includes a wide variety of shelf-stable food products as well as fresh produce, shampoo, soap, and other personal hygiene products.
Employment Assistance After Placement: If you need help finding a job after the adoption, Open Arms Adoption is here to help. We have qualified professionals that can help you put together a resume, prepare for an interview, and even find the perfect interview outfit.
Counseling: Our qualified counseling department offers the caring services of a licensed mental health professionals to help you with any needs you may have.
For more details on the many resources that may be available, please contact the agency at (702) 732-0307.
Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will anyone find out about the adoption?
No. All adoptions are confidential.
Do I need an attorney?
You do not need an attorney; however, you may have an adoption attorney represent you, if you choose.
Will this cost me anything?
There is no cost to the birth parents.
Am I able to receive financial assistance?
Nevada does allow for the adoptive family to pay for some of the living expenses for the birth parents.
Will I be able to choose the adoptive family?
Yes. You may choose the adoptive family. We'll explore what's important to you and find the right family for your baby.
What happens when I go into labor?
Together, we will come up with a birth plan so you know what to do, whether you've selected an adoptive family or not. Once we've decided on the birth plan, the adoptive family and the hospital will also be made aware.
Can I have counseling?
JFSA has counseling services. Your adoptive family can pay for a limited numbers of sessions.