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A Guide to Transracial Adoption in Nevada

Considering adoption is not an easy option, however, it is a loving and selfless choice. If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are unsure of what to do, you can reach out to our staff and ask as many questions as you want to get the answers you need. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, our adoption agencies realize you do not have to make an easy decision and that you might need some extra time to process and get things moving. It is understandable, and it is normal for you to be feeling overwhelmed or nervous. Most birth mothers go through different stages at different times, and it is hard to predict what will come next. However, if you choose the adoption route and choose us for your adoption process, you will have a wonderful experience. We will help walk you through the entire process and develop an adoption plan that feels best to you and fits best to your needs. 

What Does an Adoption Plan Look Like?

An adoption plan is like a road map to success in your adoption journey. It will be your guide throughout the process, and it is catered to your specific needs. This is something that you create and is unique to you. Only you, the birth mother, can make any decisions about what to do with your baby and your pregnancy. A wonderful perk of having an adoption plan is that it alleviates a lot of stress throughout your pregnancy and does not leave you with “what if” questions because we all know how scary those are. You can form it in any way you like, and we will help you make sure you include all the necessary points. We do not expect you to know what all is included, which is why we are always here to guide you. We recommend including a few key points in your adoption plan: what type of adoption you want (open, semi-open, or closed), choosing your adoptive family, and a hospital plan. These seem to really help birth mothers and make it a smoother process. 

What is Transracial Adoption and Why You Should Consider it?

You might have heard the term transracial or read it somewhere online when searching for resources and advice on your unplanned pregnancy. Transracial adoption means that your child is adopted into a family of a different race or ethnic background than their own. It is no different from a normal adoption other than human characteristics. The process does not change, and your child is still placed into a home with a family that will love them till the end of time. It has plenty of benefits, but it also comes with challenges. As the birth mother, the biggest thing for you is to be open-minded when selecting your child’s adoptive family and consider all families. If you choose to go with a family of a different race, you would be opening up your child to a whole new world. They would grow up more diverse, more unique, and more open-minded. The characteristics they would develop and the skills they would build are unmatched. 

We understand it might not be ideal for your child to grow up in a family of a different race, and we understand you might not feel comfortable with it. There are stigmas throughout society, and you might be afraid of the backlash your child would get. However, it has been found that transracial adoption shatters those stigmas and brings more awareness to its benefits. While there is no set rule book or direct guide on handling transracial adoptions, Adoption Choices of Nevada can provide you with valuable information and resources. The best advice we can give you is to keep an open mind, look at all of your options, and make an unbiased, well-informed decision.  

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).

Meet the Author: Gabriella Dobson was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently a senior at Miami University majoring in professional writing with a focus on editing. She also minors in criminology and general business. She is a skilled barista and enjoys sipping her coffee with a good book in her hand. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives around her. With her involvement in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Women Helping Women, she is able to provide resources for those in need of support.