It’s important to always be prepared no matter what, especially with children in the house. Thus, you should make sure to have a solid emergency plan in place. During the home study process, the social worker will ask about this, to see how prepared you are and if you’ve thought it through.
Earthquakes, tornadoes, wind storms, power outages — all disasters, big and small. What is your plan? If needed, do you have an evacuation plan in place? Have you thought about drills, to keep everyone alert and aware?
In Case of Emergencies
Being prepared for anything will help you remain calm and level-headed in the face of disaster, and will show your child that everything is going to be okay. Initiating emergency drills from time to time is extremely beneficial as well.
For instance, in the case of a fire, is there somewhere in the neighborhood that you’ll run to? Who is responsible for ensuring that everyone gets out safely? Where will the emergency kit be stored, and who will be assigned to grab it? However it works for you, make sure that the plan in place is simple and easy to understand.
Emergency Supply Kit
Your emergency kit will not only meet your basic needs, but also contain specific items per individual in the household. Have a checklist. Assemble all items in air-tight Ziploc bags, and store it in an easy-to-carry duffel or backpack. Keeping First Aid supplies handy in a small plastic container is good, too.
Each year, rethink the items needed for your emergency kit and adjust accordingly. As everyone grows up, the needs and supplies will change to accommodate.
Adoption Choices of Nevada
If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby or have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are here to help. You may also visit our website here or contact us by phone at, 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
Make an Impact
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
Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.
When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.
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