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Your Tattoos and Body Piercings While Pregnant

As a soon-to-be birth mom, you know your life is about to change. But by how much? One question running through your head is, “Will being pregnant alter any tattoos or piercings I have?” Unfortunately, there’s no real way to know for sure! Some tattoos and piercings may be affected, while others will not. Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to help! The best thing you can do is educate yourself on all possible outcomes. This way, you’re prepared for any issues surrounding your tattoos and body piercings while pregnant. Will My Existing Tattoos Change? Women experience changes to their…

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7 Handy Tips for Self-Care During Your Unplanned Pregnancy

What do we want? Self-care! When do we want it? Now! Self-care is something all pregnant women need. Not taking care of yourself is not only bad for you, but also your baby. Stress is not a good thing normally. Add on a baby and it intensifies. After all, a stressed mama equals a stressed baby. There are all sorts of things going on while you are carrying your little one, and while not all of them are in your control, many things are. We here at Adoption Choices of Nevada put together a handy guide to self-care during your…

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Vitamins, Food, and Unplanned Pregnancy

While your pregnancy may have been unplanned, what you can do to make sure that you and your baby are healthy doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of things to plan out. The biggest now being this — knowing what foods are safe to consume and what vitamins are needed.  Here at Adoption Choices of Nevada, we want to help! That’s why we compiled a list of helpful vitamins, food, and unplanned pregnancy tips. Please know that the following resource is for informational and educational purposes only. Any questions or concerns you have must be directed towards your doctor. …

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Transracial Hair Care for New Parents

With everything to consider when adopting, hair care might not be at the top of your list. You have a new baby, and you are so excited! You and your baby have clear differences and one of those happens to be different hair. What do you do when it comes to bath time or styling your child’s hair? You can find the different hair types here to see which one you have versus which your baby has. Don’t worry! Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to help you with this task. No matter if you are Caucasian parents adopting an…

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Penalty Free Withdrawal for Adoption with the new SECURE Act

After months of uncertainty, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, clearing the way for one of the most significant pieces of retirement plan and education account legislation in more than a decade. On December 20, President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law. The SECURE Act makes numerous changes to both Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that will expand retirement plan coverage for workers and increase savings opportunities. A welcome addition to the bill and beneficial for adoptive families, a new exception to the 10% early distribution penalty:…

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Adopting Transracially 101

When it comes to transracial adoption, the Internet holds a wealth of information. The trick is knowing what sources are the most reputable and what details are worth paying attention to. Here are Adoption Choices of Nevada, we want to help put everything you need to know in one place, so you can return whenever needed! There is another article about all the resources for transracial adoptions that has a list of all kinds of books, websites, and support groups. After reading this and making sure you want to adopt transracially, it is a great place to stop. So, what…

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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…