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Adoption Plan vs. Adoption Process What’s The Difference?

By Edward Harding

Navigating through information surrounding adoption can be quite confusing at times. Adoption agencies often utilize similar-sounding terminology. This can be frustrating for many women who are considering giving a baby up for adoption

If you are pregnant and looking to begin adoption in Las Vegas, you’ve probably also come across the term adoption plan. You may dismiss this term as nothing more than an alternative for the process itself. However, that is far from the truth.    

Adoption Choices of Nevada is the definitive adoption agency for the Las Vegas area. We are dedicated to providing clear and educational information surrounding adoption services. In addition, our specialists can help you to answer any questions you may have. 

Adoption Plan vs. Process in NV  

What is the Adoption Process in Las Vegas? 

In order to understand the difference between these two concepts, you must first understand the standard adoption process in Nevada. The adoption process begins the moment you decide to contact an adoption agency. Adoption Choices of Nevada has a phone line that is open 24 hours every day. Upon contacting this line, you will have the chance to speak with a licensed birth parent counselor. They will provide you with preliminary information and discuss all of your options for dealing with your pregnancy. If you decide that you would like to pursue an adoption further, you will then be assigned a personalized specialist.

During a series of collaborative meetings, your specialist will determine how the agency can meet your needs through the following steps. Next, you will choose an adoptive family from awaiting applicants. After you have made a final decision, you will carry on with the pregnancy until birth. Following the birth, your child will be placed with the adoptive family, and you will participate in a court proceeding. This will officially validate the termination of your parental rights and legally transfer care to the new family. Though this is technically the final step of the process, you will find this isn’t truly the end. Post-placement communication and support is something Adoption Choices believes is hugely important to the overall process. 

Most post-placement support consists of both individual and group counseling. Birth mothers that choose open adoption also often utilize an agency post-placement in order to aid in communications with the adoptive family. No matter who you are or your situation, the adoption process for all women in Nevada is the same.      

What is an Adoption Plan?

The adoption plan is an intrinsic part of the adoption process itself. It’s a customized set of guidelines you wish the agency to abide by throughout each stage of the process. You will form an adoption plan during the initial meeting with your specialist. They can help you to construct this plan if necessary and recommend things to include. 

Most adoption plans contain information about the type of adoption you will be choosing, the requirements for an adoptive family, and much more. The key difference between the adoption plan and the adoption process is the personalized aspect. While the adoption process is a generalized series of steps, the adoption plan is unique to the individual. Adoption agencies often use the plan to recommend additional services to birth mothers. 

Forming an adoption plan can be quite difficult without the aid of an adoption specialist. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, our specialists are highly trained and experts in all aspects of the process. We encourage you to utilize their knowledge to the fullest extent as you form your own plan. Keep in mind that a specialist’s duty is to advise and educate to ensure your plan is strong, not pressure you into specific decisions. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to communicate and advocate for the needs of you and your child.

Choose Nevada Adoptions Now!

Gaining an understanding of the key differences between an adoption plan and the adoption process itself will help you to feel less intimidated. A well-thought-out plan makes each step of the process go by smoothly. If you would like to learn more about constructing an adoption plan and kickstarting your adoption journey, contact Adoption Choices. Throughout our twelve years in the adoption industry, we have served hundreds of birth mothers considering adoption in Las Vegas.                

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)