As a birth mother, picking an agency is a huge step when choosing adoption. It is a step that allows you to connect with a group of people who are there to help you during your adoption journey. There are many reasons to look through the various agencies out there. One may have a few things you like while another has almost all of them. Adoption Choices of Las Vegas wants your adoption journey to be as perfect as possible. Which leads us to the big question: Why choose our adoption agency in Las Vegas?
Things to Look for in an Agency
First off, let’s look at things that an agency should have and what services should be provided for you. Please know that these are general guidelines, and not entirely exclusive to Adoption Choices of Las Vegas.
- Make sure that your agency is licensed. This will ensure that the agency is reputable and able to officially help you. Ask yourself: Can you find any information about the agency online? Were answers hard to find or were they clear? Have you heard anything about the agency before? If not, make sure it isn’t because of a lack of information or accreditation.
- Look for experienced professionals. Trust your gut on this one. If something doesn’t seem right about the people working there, then the agency may not be a good fit for you. Look at their criteria for education and experience. Most agencies have an “About Us” page. Check those out first to learn about the staff and what the agency stands for.
- What services are they offering you before, during and after the adoption process? A good agency will be there to offer you support as you go. They may not have the services themselves, but they should be able to offer suggestions. No matter when the adoption takes place. You deserve the best possible help every step of the way.
- Trust. This is huge. Do you trust the agency? Make sure the information you receive can be verified. Keep a lookout for how the agency treats you as well. Do you feel you are just a cog in the machine? Or does the agency hold your best interests at heart? You are a person, and you deserve to be treated like one.
- Responsiveness. Are your questions being answered in a timely manner? Or do weeks pass by without answers? Does the agency staff seem knowledgeable in their answers? Are they accessible when you need a quick response?
Reasons to Choose our Adoption Agency in Las Vegas
Now that you know what to look for in an adoption agency, you can start searching for one, and we can answer our big question. What is so special about our Las Vegas agency? For starters, our staff is one of our best attributes. From the moment you open our doors, you’ll never be asked to fill out paperwork and “give us a call” when you’re in labor. We’re way more hands-on than that! Our staff is highly trained and offers the most empowering and positive experience possible. We are well-versed in all Nevada laws regarding adoption; thus, we are able to give you the help you need. This includes resources such as: Medicaid, food stamps, financial services, transportation, and more.
The second-best reason our agency is special is our location – in the hustle and bustle world of Vegas. We are centered locally, so anyone in the area is able to stop by during business hours.
When you place your baby for adoption with our agency, you will be treated with respect by those who hold no judgment. No matter the reason you walk into our office or contact us, you will be met with kindness, encouragement, comfort and support through every step of the process. We understand that your choice is not an easy one. This is a judgment-free zone, and you will be treated like a human being here. One who has feelings of importance.
In regards to caring for you, know that the same respect applies to the adoptive family you choose for your child. We want both them and you to feel like a unit.
We Support You Every Step of the Way
As soon as you begin your adoption journey with us, you will be assigned a caseworker who will help you begin initial paperwork, answer any and all questions or concerns you may have and assist you in selecting the perfect family for your little one. Our in-house counsel will help you navigate the legal side of things, as well as represent you to ensure that you remain protected throughout the adoption process. Our agency allows you to have full control of your pregnancy and adoption journey, and is there to guide you through it all. The decision to work with us and place your baby for adoption is completely up to you.
We have a very hands-on approach to how we run things. You will never be alone on your journey with us. When you need a helping hand, all you have to do is reach out. We’ll be there ready and by your side. We can even take you grocery shopping. If you need support at your doctor meetings, your caseworker is on the case!
We also offer quarterly support group meetings with other birth mothers. They are, by no means mandatory to attend, but having support during your adoption journey is important. Experiencing it with people who can relate to you is even better. If group settings aren’t for you, we also offer individual meetings.
Why Choose our Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada
Choosing an adoption agency is a major step in beginning your adoption journey. If you are local to the area, our adoption agency in Las Vegas could be a perfect fit for you.
Our team is knowledgeable and well-versed in everything adoption, including Nevada adoption law. We promise to provide the most positive and ethical experience possible, while walking with you every step of the way. We will ensure that you are matched with the best adoptive family for you and your baby. You are in good hands with us, for our Las Vegas team is overflowing with open hearts that are dedicated to family.
Adoption Choices of Nevada
Adoption Choices, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive parents since 2002. Our staff has a genuine commitment to providing an empathetic, empowering, and progressive experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Adoption Choices of Nevada. You may visit the website here or contact us by 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
Support Adoption Choices
Adoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.
However, we can’t do it alone. Please read up on our programs and donate money where you are able. Your donation will make a huge impact.
About the Author
Tia Kitchens is a college graduate with a B.S in Psychology from Capella University who has always had a passion for three things: animals, writing, and mac ‘n cheese. Two of these three are things she has based her work around. Animals are a big impact on her life due to her love for helping others through difficult situations. Through her studies, she has found the human-animal bond is strong enough to help others. This, paired with her writing, helps her record her findings and teach others through her words.
She is excited to join Adoption Choices as an Editorial Intern because she’s wanted to adopt since she was little, and is excited to learn about the industry and the adoption journey.
Her goal is to make a change in the world with her words and end up on someone’s inspiration Pinterest board! Being a key quote on someone’s Pinterest board it shows her words have a huge impact on people. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if that picture is just words it surely means more that way! To learn more about her, follow her on Twitter and Instagram!
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