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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…

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Lessons that Adoption Teaches You

Life teaches us about so many things. During adolescence, we learn skills and traits that prepare us for adulthood. After we reach adulthood and become parents ourselves, we begin to understand what lessons are invaluable. Whether you’re a natural parent or adoptive one, chances are you’ve learned things that you look forward to teaching your children. The lessons that adoption teaches you go beyond basic parenting skills. They teach you about yourself and a greater type of love than you even imagined. Commonalities during the Adoption Process Are you the type of person who loves planning your day out? Or…

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Forming a Healthy Bond With Your Child

Often times the word “bond” can make us think about keeping things together. Much like the scientific meaning of the word, bonds are the foundation and adhesive in our relationships that have the ability to strengthen over time. Forming a healthy bond with your adopted child is really no different than bonding with a biological child, but sometimes the timing is just different. Why Forming a Healthy Bond is important Children can learn how to trust during infancy. Babies who sometimes mimic their parents are learning to bond with them. That said, creating a bond early-on with your child can…

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Three of the Most Common Mental Health Illnesses in Adopted Children

Since October is Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s only natural that we discuss the most common mental health illnesses in adopted children. By doing this, we can help break away from the notion that having a child with a mental health illness is not normal and that it is more work as a parent. Destroying these barriers will, in turn, help ease the minds of prospective adoptive parents and allow them to reap the benefits of a broader network of support. Adoption Choices of Nevada is happy to provide any and all resources, and answer any questions you may have…

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The 7 Core Issues of Adoption for Adoptees

When talking about adoption, it’s not uncommon to hear adopted persons being referred to as “lucky” for their situation. They were chosen by a family who loved them despite not having made them. They were given opportunities their birth parents weren’t able to provide. While it’s true that the love of their family is special and wonderful, it doesn’t paint the whole picture of adoption. The truth is, adoption impacts every person who experiences it — adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. These effects will last a lifetime for those individuals. But over the years, adoptees have often been overlooked…

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The Evolution of the Adoption Reunion

The search for an adoptee’s birth family has evolved with the Age of the Internet. What was once a decade-long search with a small guarantee has become a very possible and frequent scenario. Along with all the access the Internet has provided, open adoptions have eliminated the need for many adoptees to search altogether. The evolution of the adoption reunion has helped reunite thousands of adoptees with birth families over the past few decades, more than any other time previously. Thanks to the advances of the modern age and a shift in cultural values, more adoptees are finding the answers…

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Lost & Found: Steps to an Adoption Reunion

As humans, we have a natural curiosity about things. When there is information to be found out, we tend to search for answers. The same goes for adoptees. There may be many reasons why an adoptee decides to search for his or her birth parents, but mostly it’s that curiosity. That desire to find a part of yourself you may have always felt was missing. Adoption search and reunion in the age of the Internet is worlds better than it once was. With so much information at our fingertips, and special databases created just for that purpose, it’s easier than…

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Identity, Grief, and the Lasting Effects of Adoption

We often talk about the lasting effects of adoption on a birth mother’s life. What her grief process is like and how she copes afterwards. But we don’t really talk about what adoption is like for an adoptee. Adoption affects all those who are involved; but, especially the child being adopted. In popular culture, particularly in movies and television, adopted children are often portrayed as having difficult lives with lots of emotional issues. But in reality, though issues do present themselves, adopted children live fairly normal lives. Just like every other child, various life factors affect their childhood experiences. However,…

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Post Placement Gift Ideas for Your Child’s Birth Mother

Your child’s birth mother will always hold a special place in your heart. Through her decision to place her baby for adoption, she has given you the gift of parenthood. Her choice has changed your entire world in the very best way. Conveying your gratitude for her is difficult because, in truth, there are no words to describe how thankful you are for her. And even still, a gift for her may still not feel like enough. But giving your child’s birth mother a personalized gift after placement is more than just showing her your gratitude. It is a gesture…