The path to adoption is paved with many difficult decisions, medical exams, and legal aspects. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the details, and lose sight of why you are choosing to place your child up for adoption. But, when the adoption process is broken down, it isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Emotional, yes, but Adoption Choices of Nevada is here for you.
If you are wanting to place your child for adoption, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. You’re in good hands. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss all your options with you, and will provide you with the most positive and supportive adoption journey possible.
To begin, this resource offers a useful guide to the adoption process for you as birth parents.
The state of Nevada is considered an Agency State. In other words, in order for an adoption to take place in Nevada, birth parents and adoptive parents must work through a licensed adoption agency. It ensures the protection of all parties involved, and keeps everyone accountable. So, know that when you choose us, you are safe and we have your best interests at heart — especially your child’s. We will do our utmost to find the best home for him or her.
Nevada also abides by The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). To learn more about this, be sure to check our resource on interstate adoptions in Nevada.
When are you looking to place your child for adoption, we want to ensure that the start of the adoption process is as seamless as possible. So, we don’t require you to fill out an application or undergo a background check. All you need to give us is some personal information. Tell us who you are and that you have the intent to place your baby. As a last measure, any details about the birth father are needed as well, so we can fulfill our legal obligations in that area.
That’s it. No hoops to jump through. No screening process or required classes. Just the mentioned material above, and you’ve started your adoption journey with us.
Included with your personal information, we need to know as much about your medical history and your parents’ and grandparents’ medical history as possible. Illnesses — both chronic and not — and pertinent details relating to your pregnancy. If it’s healthy, the baby’s due date, etc. The same goes for the birth father as well. Any and all medical details for himself and his grandparents is helpful.
Once all of this is gathered, we compile it together and present it to the adoptive parents, along with any additional criteria you, as the birth parents, have for the matching portion of the adoption process. Preferences of what type of adoption, family, and so forth.
Adoptive Parents Screened
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and deciding to place your child for adoption is tough in of themselves. Those alone are enough to raise anxiety and stress levels. Choosing adoptive parents on top of that can feel impossible. Especially because, in essence, it means you are choosing a potential future for your child.
Rest assured, Adoption Choices of Nevada screens all of our prospective adoptive parents extensively. To learn more about how, reach out to us. We will walk you through our process, and address any questions or concerns you have.
Birth Parents get Final Say
We want to stress that you, as the birth parents, get the final say in the adoption process. Out of the small handful of prospective adoptive families you are presented with, you get to choose who aligns the closest with your criteria and who speaks to you the most. You get to create your hospital plan, and to discern whether or not the prospective adoptive parents are permitted into the delivery room. Anything related to your pregnancy as well is completely up to you.
For added support, Adoption Choices of Nevada promises to guide you through the adoption process and support every step of the way. Don’t be afraid to ask us questions, to voice your concerns.
The Adoption Process for Birth Parents
Parenthood is a big deal, and if you don’t feel ready to become a parent, that’s ok. Adoption is a beautiful, loving and selfless choice. Not only are you putting your child’s well being above your own, you are also gifting another family with a son or daughter they may not otherwise be able to have.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office and begin your adoption journey with us. We will guide your through an intake and orientation call or in person meeting, and give you all the information you need to get you started.
Adoption Choices of Nevada
If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact, Adoption Choices of Nevada. You may visit the website here or contact us by 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.
Support Adoption Choices
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.