By Isabella Chichioco
If you have considered adoption you might feel overwhelmed with all the information and steps involved in an adoption process. Don’t worry because that is what we are here for! Our main goal at Adoption Choices of Nevada is to help you in all things regarding adoption.
One of the first choices you will have to make when considering placing your baby up for adoption is the type of adoption you want for you and your child. There are three types of adoption:
- open adoption
- closed adoption
- semi-closed adoption
The different types of adoption refer to the amount of communication the birth mother has with the adoptive family.
For instance, the birth mothers who want to keep in contact with their child and the adoptive parent would choose open adoption. In contrast, those who do not want any contact or relation with the adoptive family would prefer a closed adoption. If you are thinking of doing a semi-adoption plan for your baby, we have curated a quick guide of everything you need to know.
Which Type of Adoption is Right for Me?
When deciding which type of adoption is best for you, it is vital to determine the kind of relationship you want to have with your future child. Unfortunately, this can be hard to decide by yourself, especially when you are experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. If you are having a hard time deciding on which type of adoption to follow through with, here are a set of questions to ask yourself and reflect on.
- Do I want to maintain a relationship with my child and the adoptive family?
- Want to keep in contact with my child after birth?
- Do I want to help choose the adoptive family to determine if they are fit for my child?
- Do I like to be updated about my child’s life?
- Want to 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)?
Knowing Your Adoption Options
Did you answer all the questions but are still unsure which type to choose from? Do not worry! There are many more factors to consider and ponder when deciding on the kind of adoption that these questions do not cover. Adoption Choices of Nevada have a lot of resources available to help you if you need more time, such as blogs from other birth mothers and birth parent counselors.
If you answered “yes” to all or majority of these questions. In that case, an open adoption– where you can communicate regularly with the adoptive family before and after birth– is probably the best option for you. On the other hand, if you answered “no” to all or majority of these questions, a secure option is probably better since you will have no contact with the adoptive family and your child and have more privacy.
Now, you might be wondering what to do if you answered both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to these questions. In this case, semi-open adoption is an excellent option to consider, as you can maintain a relationship with your adoptive family while still having your privacy. However, semi-adoption is a great option that provides a lot of flexibility in terms of your relationship with your child and the adoptive family. In a semi-open adoption in comparison to open or closed adoption. To help you make your adoption plan for semi-open adoption, Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to provide you with all the information and resources you need!
How does Semi-Open Adoption Work in Nevada?
Although open adoption is the most common type of adoption, semi-adoption has become much more common in recent years. This is due to the versatility and non-limiting options that come with it. If you are still unsure how much contact and privacy you want with your child and the adoptive family, semi-open adoption may be a good option.
In a semi-open adoption, birth mothers and adoptive parents communicate through an intermediary, usually an adoption agency in Nevada. When making a semi-open adoption plan with Adoption Choices of Nevada, you will have experienced professionals at your side to find the right adoptive family for you.
Semi-adoption works a bit differently in Nevada, depending on the city. Adoption Choices of Nevada are licensed and located in Reno and serve both birth and adoptive parents all across Nevada. For semi-open adoption in Reno, Adoption Choices of Nevada has resources to assist you with medical-related information, find the right adoptive family, and learn more about the adoption rights of birth parents.
In other cities in Nevada, adoption works a bit differently. For instance, placing your child up for adoption in Las Vegas means relinquishing your parental rights and responsibilities. These are then transferred to the adoptive family. Once the adoption is finalized with the adoption order, the decision is final. Adoption Choices of Nevada will help you figure out which options are available!
Semi-Open Adoption Made Easy with Adoption Choices of Nevada
The adoption process in Nevada can be very stressful and complex at times, and understandably so. However, it is essential to remember that you are never alone. We are always here to support you regardless of what adoption type you choose.
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).