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By Adoption Choices of Nevada

Finding the Right Adoption Agency for Me in Reno

by Jaclyn Prasa

Searching for the right Reno adoption agency for you and your baby can be challenging for several reasons. First, where do you even start? Considering the endless number of unexpected or unwanted pregnancy options on your search engine, choosing an agency can seem daunting. To simplify your research, consider a few things when choosing an adoption agency. What is the difference between private and public adoption agencies? How do I know which is the right adoption agency for me? Are any accommodation services needed, and are they offered, such as financial or medical? Most importantly, is adoption the best choice for you and your baby? 

Differences Between Public and Private Adoption

Public adoption, also known as foster to adopt, is state-funded. This adoption is involuntary, meaning the birth family or child has no choice in placement. Before a child is placed in foster care, the Department of Social Services would revoke parental rights depending on factors contributing to the child’s neglect. If the child does not have extended family to care for them, they would be placed in the foster care system. The system’s ultimate goal is to reunite the child with their reformed biological family. The adoption process within foster to adopt can be very complicated. 

Private adoption, also known as independent voluntary placement, is most likely what you seek at your local adoption agency. To define it simply, it is when a birth parent chooses the adoptive family to care for their child. Within this process, the level of openness of adoption is important to consider. Would you prefer an open, semi-open, or closed adoption? The levels refer to how much contact you, the birth mother, desire to maintain. If you seek closure in order to move on cleanly, then a closed adoption might be the best choice. On the other hand, if you want to keep a relationship with your baby, then an open adoption would be better suited for you. That would be determined between you and the adoptive family along the adoption process. A process in which you are in full control. 

What Adoption Services are Offered?

There are varying circumstances for why you are putting your baby up for adoption in Nevada. As a birth mother, you are lovingly choosing a wonderful family to love and nurture your baby. And it is the responsibility of your adoption agency to understand and support you along the adoption process. When choosing the right agency, be sure that they offer services to help you, such as financial and emotional support. Also, consider whether the agency is licensed and its counselors are experienced and certified. This would ensure a legitimate and comfortable process for you. Additionally, the most important factor in choosing your agency is trust. 

Why Choose Adoption Choices of Nevada?

At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are a private non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state of Nevada. It is our desire to help you during and after this hard choice of putting your baby up for adoption.

Once you contact us by phone, text, or email, we will assign you to your own personal caseworker. Our caseworkers are professionally trained, and some even have first-hand experience in the adoption process. You two will work closely as they will learn what you need the most. They will assist you with paperwork and the legal process of adoption. With their assistance, you will create an adoption plan. This plan is 100% controlled by you. You will choose the level of openness: open, semi-open, or closed. You will choose your adoptive family. 

Once the candidates for adoption have their pre-screening approved, you and your caseworker can decide on the adoptive family’s home screening. This will improve your insight into each family so you can be assured that you are choosing the best fit for your baby.

Adoption Choices of Nevada Adoption Assistance 

Giving up a child for adoption is not easy. That is why we value the responsibility we have to help you as best as we can. We can help you to find appropriate medical and prenatal care. We have health specialists that can provide knowledge and clarification on any of your questions. Also, we can include transportation to appointments. 

We offer financial aid of varying degrees based on circumstances. This can be better clarified once you contact us. Some examples of assistance can include rent, groceries, or maternity clothes. We know how stressful this is, so we want to relieve you of any burdens as much as we can. 

We also offer counseling and emotional support. It is important to us that you feel supported and cared for during and after your pregnancy. Our specialists will be here for you 24/7. 

Making the Best Choice for You and Your Baby

We understand how difficult it is to make that choice on what it is to do with your unexpected pregnancy. By giving up your baby for adoption, you are giving your baby opportunities and love that you cannot currently offer. It is a brave choice. There are many adoption agencies in Las Vegas, but at Adoption Choices of Nevada, you can be confident that we will support you all the way. 

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).