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Adoption Rights & Responsibilities After Placement

By Chloe Taylor

Deciding to place your baby for adoption is a difficult decision but Adoption Choices of Nevada can help make it a smoother transition. If you are considering adoption or even just seeking more information, you can reach out and find an adoption plan that works for you with adoption agencies. Seeking support at this time is important because of the many decisions you will make throughout the process. The adoption process in Nevada can assist you in finalizing your plan on how to put your baby up for adoption through the right steps. 

The Steps Needed to Complete the Birth Plan 

Becoming aware of the legal process is vital when considering adoption. The birth mothers are required to sign a consent form to finalize the adoption. According to Nevada adoption laws, there is a waiting time of 72 hours after the baby’s birth before the birth parents can sign. This time gives the birth parents a chance to fully think through their decision after their baby is born. Birth mothers can sign in the presence of their attorney. Adoption Choices of Nevada will prepare you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision about adoption. 

What Does this Mean for the Birth Parents?

Your parental rights are terminated when you sign the consent form. More specifically, the court will end the relationship between the baby and the birth parents. There can still be communication between the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents depending on the adoption plan but any rights to the child are terminated.

Types of Adoption Plans

There are three different types of adoption you can choose. An open adoption plan allows for direct and open communication between the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the child. This is the most common type of adoption plan because it is usually what birth mothers prefer. The birth parents are able to occasionally visit the child and the adoptive parents, exchange photos, and stay in contact via social media. A semi-open adoption plan utilizes an intermediary to communicate with the birth parents and adoptive parents. Adoption agencies can be the mediator in these situations so it takes the pressure off the birth parents. Lastly, there are closed adoption plans. There is no communication at all between the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the child. 

Deciding Which Plan Can Impact Future Communication

It is important when deciding what adoption plan works for you because it is very difficult to reverse once you voluntarily finalize the adoption. With open adoption, you can still have a relationship with the child but you no longer have the pressure of being a caregiver and their responsibilities. With a closed adoption, it is almost impossible to reverse and can come with complications. Most birth mothers prefer having open communication with the child. The child could grow up with questions about their birth parents. These adoption types can help with what form of communication you want with the child but your parental rights are still terminated once you finalize the adoption process.

It is Hard to Reverse Once You Give Consent

Adoption Choices of Nevada will make sure to prepare you but it is you who must be confident when making your adoption decision. Once you sign the consent form and terminate your parental rights, it is not reversible. It can only be revoked if the birth mother can prove she signed the form under duress, fraud, or undue influence. 

How Else Can Adoption Choices of Nevada in Las Vegas Help?

Talking with an expert can take the pressure off and help you make a more informed decision. Every situation is different, therefore, finding and utilizing good legal counsel will assist in whatever situation you may be in. Especially for unplanned pregnancy, it is necessary to seek legal counsel to make sure you can be confident in your decision. 

Remember you are not alone. Adoption Choices of Nevada, a private professional and licensed adoption agency, is prepared to walk you through each of these steps – picking an adoption plan and going through the legal process. 

Reach out to an adoption agency. We are here to help you. If you are unsure and considering adoption, let us walk you through what the process would look like. There are many adoption agencies in Reno to choose from.