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Choosing an LGBTQ+ couple to adopt your baby in Nevada

By David Seamonson

When the thought of putting a baby up for adoption comes to mind, you need to know what to do. Our job at Adoption Choices of Nevada is to help you find out. We are here to help you build an adoption plan that will bring your child to a loving family. This process will be conducted through three separate processes open to all prospective adopting families. This includes many families, such as choosing an LGBTQ+ couple who wants to make a difference in your child’s life.

Different Types of Adoption in Nevada

In the state of Nevada, there are three different types of adoptions. Each style of adoption is dependent on you as the birth parent. We want this process to have as little stress as possible for you. The three types of adoptions are closed adoptions, semi-closed adoptions, and open adoptions.

Closed Adoptions

A closed adoption will limit what you see in selecting a new family. This process eliminates stress on your end and leaves it in the hands of an adoption agency. The adoption agency will conduct household research and determine if the household is a great place to raise a child. They will provide you with their research without identifying information about the family to help you decide.

Semi-open Adoptions

Semi-open adoptions are similar to a closed adoption but give you more control over where the child will be placed. This is because adoption agencies will provide you with multiple families to help you select where to have the child placed. In addition, the adoption agencies conduct household research and give you their findings without identifying information. Later after the adoption occurs, you will be able to receive photos and updates on your child.

Open Adoptions

You get to meet the adopting family. In this adoption, you will be able to meet with prospective adopting families. In addition, this option allows you to have an open conversation with the family to determine if you have any expectations of seeing the child in the future. This can mean that you can eventually see or have a relationship with your child.

Choosing The Right Adoptive Family for Your Child

When considering a family after you have determined that you want to put your baby up for adoption, you should know that there are many families out there that want to make a difference in a child’s life. This can be a heterosexual couple or an LGBTQ+ family as well. Families that apply for adoption are here to help you regardless of sexual orientation. 

The way that a child is raised will not be any different than if a heterosexual family raised it. These families focus on wanting to be there for a child to help you and the child remain in great care. They can support the child and want to make a difference in their life and yours.

When selecting an adopting family, you can meet them through an open adoption stance. This means that there are options to understand that they will be able to raise a child the way any other family can.

In other forms of adoption, you would not know if the adopting family is heterosexual or an LGBTQ+ family because they will be able to parent and love your child the same way. However, adoption is open to all families because the ability to care for another being is not based on sexuality but based on a desire to love and be part of another life. In these cases, it is best to know that the information given to you about the family is there to help give you a sense of their living conditions and their ability to support a child. 

Choosing an LGBTQ+ couple With Adoption Choices of Nevada

Whether you choose to use an open, semi-open, or closed adoption plan, you should know that the child will be loved and placed in the best home. When it comes to parenting, there is no difference between how a heterosexual family will raise a child and how an LGBTQ+ family will raise a child. 

Each family that an adoption agency has chosen as a possible applicant for adoption has been researched and can support a child. There are no worries for you through this time, and the agency is there to make this process as simple as possible. 

To find more information on how to adopt and the best choice of adoption for you, 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) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).