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Adoptive Parents: Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency

Adopting comes with an infinite amount of questions, especially at the beginning. There is so much you want to know that it can be difficult to keep track of what you’ve asked and what the most necessary questions are. From learning about different types of adoption to what a home study is, you may feel overwhelmed with the overload of information. But keep in mind that these questions are essential to beginning your adoption journey. When you’ve decided to adopt, your first step will be to find which adoption agency you want to use. While there are universal standards, practices,…

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Adopting a Baby: What are the First Steps?

Adopting a baby is a long process, full of twists and turns and unexpected hurdles. It can be hard to navigate when you’re first starting out. “What age do I want to adopt and how do I decide?” “What agency should I go to?” “How do I choose a birth mother?” “What is a home study?” These are some of the questions you’re sure to have. So what are the first steps? We’re going to go over the first few things in on your list to get you started on your adoption journey. Finding an Agency  First things first, you’ll…

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Baby Essentials: What You Really Need

Preparing for the arrival of your baby is an exciting and stressful time. There’s a lot on your to-do list and you may feel overwhelmed. The market for baby gear is huge and full of very fancy, seemingly necessary items. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada we want to make this time for you more exciting than stressful. This list will give you an idea of what you’re going to need for the first few months. We’re including items that are absolutely essential, are often deemed “luxury,” and some items that are really not necessary and will probably just take…

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Explaining Adoption to Your Biological Children

Choosing to adopt is a big decision, a choice that will change almost everything about your life. It’s scary, exciting and overwhelming. And deciding to adopt after you have already had biological children comes with an added challenge: explaining adoption to your children. You may feel scared that your children will not understand or maybe even feel upset about the idea of adopting another child, but children are far more accepting than we give them credit for. It is true that children have a tendency to feel insecure when big changes happen in their life. However, if you are properly…

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Explaining Adoption to Your Child

Adoption, at its face value, is a simple concept. It’s just another way to build a family. But for those that are touched by adoption, it is much more complex than that. In particular, children that are adopted may have to deal with a variety of thoughts and feelings surrounding their adoption that their non-adopted peers can not understand. As a parent to an adopted child, it is important that you take the time and care to help your child understand what adoption is and how it pertains to them. Why Is It Important To Tell My Child They Are…

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Single Dad Adoption

A few decades ago, the idea of a single man adopting a child seemed strange. But today, nontraditional families are widely accepted. Society mostly agrees that what makes a healthy and happy family is centered around a stable, supportive and loving adult(s). Due to this, single parent adoption has seen an upward trend in the last 20 years. Unfortunately, there are still a number of children in the country who need families and many people still don’t realize that single parent — specifically single dad — adoption is possible. Single men choose to adopt for a variety of reasons, and…

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How to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

By Devon Thornton Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate and admire the love and dedication of the fathers and father figures in our lives that have helped shape us. Whether a father by birth or through adoption, fatherhood is full of laughs, lessons, and love. Every father deserves to be admired and honored for his title as a parent and role model. If the pregnancy was unplanned, that’s even more of a reason to celebrate him. This Father’s Day, take the time to let Dad know how much you love and appreciate his position in your life. Here…

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Adoptive Parent Profiles: What do Birth Mothers look for?

What do birth mothers want when choosing an adoptive family for their child? The answer seems simple: a loving family that will provide endless opportunities for their child. While that may be true, the details as to what makes a birth mom choose one family over the other is much less obvious. In fact, it’s quite difficult to pinpoint one specific quality that will put your profile ahead of another in a birth mom’s eyes. The Small Details Every birth mom is different and has a unique set of standards and expectations that she has for the adoptive family who…

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Birth to Placement: Coping as a Birth Mother

Giving birth is an intense and emotional experience for every mother, but quite especially for a birth mother. The days after are even more difficult. The birth experience of a birth mom is quite unique and the process of coping afterwards is very challenging. The grieving process is a normal, yet infrequently mentioned, part of adoption. Every birth mother, no matter if they are completely certain and enthusiastic about their decision, will experience a similar grief. Dealing with that grief will take time and support. The Hospital: From Birth to Placement As the birth mother, you have control during the…