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Laying Out the Pros and Cons of Transracial Adoption

You may be wondering what you’ll face when going into transracial adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we want to help you out with those questions. There is often a lot to think about when adopting a child, and race is one of them. Did you know that transracial adoptions didn’t exist until the late 20th century? While this type of adoption is still relatively new, it’s becoming more common! So, you’re not the only one wondering what comes with transracial adoption. Think of it this way: you’re about to embark on an incredible journey, and it’s going to…

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The Top 6 Myths about Transracial Adoption

How can you love a child of a different race? Won’t that child grow up feeling estranged? How are people going to see you as a parent? Prospective adoptive parents hoping to adopt transracially are faced with many questions and concerns. They are confused and led astray by the plethora of myths about transracial adoptions. But don’t worry. Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to help. We want to make sure the difference between what’s true and not as you are moving forward in your adoption journey. Here are the top six myths about transracial adoption. Myth: Parents are not…

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The Value of Skin to Skin Contact

For a new parent having the ability to be skin to skin is allows for a great bonding moment. Even as a new adoptive parent, this is just as important as if you had given birth to your bundle of joy. A little shocking, isn’t it? But so interesting! The baby you now have has gone through what all babies have gone through. He or she spent months in the womb and is now in a bright, loud and scary world. Your son or daughter needs you to provide them with comfort. Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we’ve put…

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8 Wonderful Ways of Bonding with Your Baby

Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are excited to help you with a list of ways to bond with your baby. The list provided below is not a complete list of all the ways to bond with your baby but of some of the big ones. It is a whole new journey for you and your little one to embark on! With these 8 ways of learning how to bond with your baby you’ll soon be a pro. It will take some time to do, but just remember, great connections weren’t built in a day. Take it day by…

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Unplanned Pregnancy and Health

First things first, take a deep breathe and then let it out slowly. Here at Adoptions Choices of Nevada, we understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary time in your life. We understand that there are a million different thoughts running through your head, and it’s our goal to help you with your unplanned pregnancy and health-related questions. With all the information out there, here is a step by step rundown of how to stay healthy during your unplanned pregnancy. STEP ONE To begin, make an appointment with your healthcare provider. He or she will confirm your pregnancy…

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Holiday Traditions & Adoptive Families

The holidays are a time for celebrating and creating new traditions! No matter if your adoption is open, semi-open, or closed it is time to think about new traditions now that there is someone new in the family. One of the biggest holidays that comes around in the winter is Christmas. A time for cheer, gift giving, family gatherings, and more food than you could possibly eat in one sitting. It is a time for fun and laughter. This season is a time for change too, which could depend on what the status is of your adoption. Here at Adoption…

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Welcome to the Team: Tia Kitchens

This month, we are excited and honored to welcome a new member to the Adoption Choices of Nevada team: Tia Kitchens! She will be working as an Editorial Intern with us for the next six months. Tia is an avid animal lover and college graduate from Capella University with a B.S. in Psychology. Animals have made a huge impact on her life. Through her studies, she learned the power behind the bond animals and humans have, and is excited to use her knowledge with her passion for others. She is excited to join Adoption Choices as an Editorial Intern to…

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Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Adoption

Think back to all the memorable decisions you’ve made in your life. Like the day you bought your first car, rented your first apartment or bought your first home. Now think back to just before these things happened. What questions did you ask yourself? Was there a lot of planning and research involved prior to that final decision? Choosing to adopt a child is a monumental decision. Starting a family requires conversation and preparation, but is there a way to really know that you’re ready to be a parent? Here are some of the important questions to ask yourself before…

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Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

In previous articles, we’ve mentioned that adopted children want to feel normal. The truth is, there’s something magical about adoption that makes things better than normal. Personally speaking, one of the more unique aspects of adoption are the stories about parents who go to great lengths because of their desire to have a family. With the holiday season just around the corner, November is the perfect time to incorporate ways to celebrate National Adoption Month that express thankfulness. Why You Should Celebrate National Adoption Month National Adoption Day is a fantastic way of celebrating the day you brought your child…