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Does Race Matter When It Comes to Choosing The Adoptive Parents?

If you are currently pregnant and unsure of what to do, you might be considering adoption. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we realize that this can be a scary and stressful situation. Not all birth mothers have gone through this before. Most of you are probably first-timers seeking any information. We can help inform you of your adoption options and provide you with plenty of resources. The most important thing any birth mother should know about adoption is that you are in complete control. Every decision made is by you, the birth mother, because it is your body; therefore, it is your choice. The choices you make after choosing adoption, every decision along the way is entirely up to you. We are here to provide you with information to make well-informed decisions, not to persuade you to do this or that.

Since you are in total control, you have the option to plan everything with us through an adoption plan. With that, you can map out your entire pregnancy and adoption journey, including choosing your baby’s adoptive family. This is the part we see most birth mothers struggle with because there are so many different and unique families. You might be worried about choosing the right one or the one that best fits your preferences. This is a lifelong decision to make and can feel overwhelming. However, some birth mothers do not wish to choose the adoptive family or know anything about their child. That is okay as well! All of our families are fully capable and are thoroughly screened to ensure they are the perfect fit for any child. 

Types of Adoptive Families in Nevada

As it was mentioned before, there is a family for every child. Each one is unique in its own way, and all have something unique to offer. We have many families waiting, hoping, and praying to adopt. They are so eager to complete their family, and they cannot wait for their day to come. There are many preferences when it comes to choosing an adoptive family. Understandably, you might not be able to make this decision quickly, and it might not be as easy for you as it might be for others. It is important to focus on yourself and what is best for you and not get caught up in what others are doing. When thinking about an adoptive family, you have probably chosen an open or semi-open adoption. This type of adoption allows you to get to know the families on a more personal level and allows you to be as involved as you want in your child’s life. Meeting the families can sometimes be more helpful in deciding because not every birth mother has preferences on sexual orientation, race, religion, or number of other kids. 

Again, the choice is yours. Your preferences are exactly that, your preferred characteristics. It is okay to have different opinions than others, and it is okay to apply those opinions when choosing your adoptive family. All we want is to be comfortable with the decision you make. Some birth mothers wonder what it would be like for their child to grow up in a multiracial home, and some wonder if it makes sense. The main question is: does race matter when choosing adoptive parents? The answer is no, no, it does not. It might be more beneficial to your child to grow up in a multiracial home because it opens them up to a whole new world, but that does not mean they won’t find that in a home with parents of the same race. 

Benefits of Your Child Growing Up in a Multiracial Home

There are many benefits when it comes to living in a multiracial home. It is especially amazing for children because they grow up with it, and it is easier for them to learn at a young age. They develop at a faster rate and in a unique way. They have the opportunity to learn more than one language and try new foods. Your child would grow up to be more open-minded and tolerant of all races and cultural beliefs. The best thing about your child growing and developing in a multiracial home is that it is their normal life. They won’t realize until they are older how amazing their life truly is and how lucky they were to grow up the way they did.

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.