How COVID-19 Has Impacted Adoption In Nevada
Deciding to place your baby for adoption is a difficult enough decision as it is, but in today’s world, this choice can come with even more important questions to consider. You may find yourself wondering what the risks are of choosing adoption, or even childbirth in a more generalized sense given the current state of the world.
At Adoption Choices of Nevada we are always here to help with any specific questions you may have regarding these challenging times and how these circumstances will impact you in your adoption journey. In the meantime, let’s look at an overview of how COVID-19 has impacted adoptionin Las Vegas.
One Las Vegas hospital that has taken several steps to provide you with a safe maternity experience is Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. One of the precautionary measures they have put in place is to limit the number of visitors allowed during your child’s birth. Currently, the hospital is allowing one named visitor to be present at the birth in order to keep the environment safe for you, your baby and your family. It’s important to note that your chosen guest will have to go through the hospital’s health screening process to ensure they are not showing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. You will also most likely be asked a number of questions upon your arrival. These will be along the lines of whether or not you have shown any symptoms or have been in contact with anybody who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The goal of this hospital, and of whichever other one you may select, will always be maintaining your health and safety and, by extension, that of your baby as well.
Due to the rapidly changing information regarding this virus, it is always important to stay in contact with your OB, or your chosen hospital, as they will have the most up to date information on hand.
Safely Finding a Family
Another aspect of the adoption process that has been altered due to COVID-19 is the process of selecting a family for your baby. In some cases, in person meetings or home visits may not be possible depending on what both parties are comfortable with. At Adoption Choices of Nevada our first priority is ensuring your safety and the safety of your baby. That is why we are offering a virtual option when it comes to selecting your baby’s adoptive family. We understand that these are not normal circumstances and we are working every day to provide you with as many resources as possible to be informed when it comes to making these incredibly important decisions.
Virtual meetings with possible adoptive families are one way we are doing this. Even though face to face meetings may not be preferred at this time, meeting virtually will allow you to get a feel for prospective parents without the added risk of an in person visit! This shift to virtual meetings is one of the biggest ways COVID-19 has impacted adoptionand, while it is definitely a new normal, the end results will be just as rewarding.
Virtual Court Hearings
Another aspect of the adoption process that you may be able to take on remotely is the court hearings, which finalize an adoption. This can actually be a positive change to the system as adoptive families from other states will have an easier time communicating across state lines. This can help to open doors to long distance families who can provide your baby with a loving home. The lack of in person court processes will provide you with even more families eager to adopt your baby!
The First Steps
In the midst of this global health crisis, you’re probably wondering where you would even begin your adoption journey. While, the vast majority of the adoption process still looks the same, one of the major changes we’ve implemented at Adoption Choices of Nevada is the option to keep your adoption completely virtual. We understand that the idea of coming into an unfamiliar building is scary right now and so we are doing everything in our power to ensure that you are comfortable from start to finish!
After you have gotten in touch with one of our adoption specialists, they can help you to construct a plan that fits your needs and wants. First, they will be able to send you all of the necessary information via email, keeping you in the loop and providing you with everything you need to make informed choices from the comfort and safety of your own home. After getting the initial information, you will be able to conduct any necessary meetings with our agency completely virtually, ensuring the health and safety of both yourself and your baby.
To get this process started, call (702)474-4673 to speak with one of our adoption professionals! We are available 24/7, working around the clock to provide you with your perfect adoption story, even in these challenging times!
How COVID-19 Has Impacted on Adoption
Even though the changes being made to the adoption process may make your journey look a little different, we are here to provide you with all of the information necessary to help place your baby in the best arms possible! Despite the fact that we cannot be with you physically right now, we are still here with you every step of the way!
Adoption Choices of Nevada in has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
Meet the Author: Katie Dee is a resident of Long Island, New York and member of the 2020 graduating class of State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English, dedicating a year to family studies.
Katie has hands-on classroom experience in the field of writing, editing and child and family studies. Her experience, in both the writing field and that of family studies, gives her a unique perspective in her pieces centered around the field of adoption.