By Isabella Chichioco
If you are considering adoption, it can often feel like a very overwhelming task to complete on your own. From making an adoption plan to figuring out which type of adoption is best for you. There are a lot of factors to ponder over. We at the Adoption Choices of Nevada are here to help you! Whether you need help in making an adoption plan, choosing an adoptive family, or just need support, we have many resources available to ease any stress that might come with the adoption process.
Types of Adoption in Nevada
One of the biggest decisions you will have is choosing which type of adoption is best for you and your baby. The type of adoption you ultimately choose will impact how much communication you have with your adoptive family.
The first and most common type of adoption is an open adoption. Birth mothers communicate regularly with the adoptive family before and after labor in open adoptions. If you want to have to keep in touch with your baby and the adoptive family after birth, open adoption is probably the best type of adoption suited for you. To maintain healthy and regular communication, all your information, such as phone numbers, names, and addresses will be shared between you and the adoptive family.
The next type of adoption is a closed adoption. Unlike open adoptions that aim to keep adoptive families in touch with birth mothers, closed adoption is where there is little to no communication between the parties both during and after adoption. Because closed adoptions prioritize a birth mother’s privacy and a sense of closure, the options for adoption are a lot more limited here than in an open adoption.
Lastly, semi-open adoptions serve as a combination of the two adoptions, where the birth parents and adoptive parents communicate through an intermediary, which is generally an adoption agency. If an open adoption feels too big of a commitment, but a closed adoption is too limiting, a semi-open adoption might be the perfect balance for you and your future child.
Although these adoptions are different, it is vital to remember that there is no “better” type of adoption. All three choices are just that– choices. The types of adoption all serve as adoptions and are meant to give you various options to choose from when you are making an adoption plan, so do not feel pressured to pick one over another. If you have any questions about the types of adoption or just want more information, feel free to contact Adoption Choices of Nevada, as we are here to support you in any way you need it.
Open Adoption Vs. Closed Adoptions in Nevada
As previously mentioned, all three types of adoptions serve and prioritize different needs of birth mothers. No kind of adoption is superior or inferior to the other. However, it can still be challenging to figure out which type of adoption is best. Adoption Choices of Nevada have many resources available to help you make your final decision, from birth parent counselors to birth mother blogs who are all here to give you more advice and insight on the adoption process.
What to Ask Yourself when Considering an Open or Closed Adoption
If you are still deciding between an open or closed adoption in Nevada, we have prepared a few questions to reflect upon.
- Should I communicate and keep in touch with my child and the adoptive family after birth?
- Do I like to be updated about my child’s life post-placement?
- Should I be able to visit my child and the adoptive family after birth?
- Do I want my adoptive family and child to know my personal information (besides health and medical records)?
Suppose you answered “yes” to most of these questions. In that case, an open adoption will more likely suit your preferences, allowing you to form a relationship with your child and the adoptive family. You will also be able to have more input throughout the adoption process, such as being more involved when choosing the adoptive family to proceed with.
If you answered “no” to most of these questions, then a closed adoption is probably the way. Although closed adoptions have more limited options it provides you with more privacy and a better sense of closure.
Open Adoptions with Adoption Choices in Nevada
Ultimately, all types of adoptions depend on how much openness you want to have with your child after birth. Whether you choose an open, closed, or semi-adoption, we at the Adoption Choices of Nevada are here to support 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).