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The Different Types of Adoption in Nevada

There are a variety of different types of adoption in Nevada. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we have put together a comprehensive list of the different adoption types and what all they entail. It’s important to note that you have complete control over the adoption type for your child as the birth mother. The types of openness include open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we understand that no two adoption stories are the same. We have created a comprehensive guide to showcasing the three different types of adoption in Nevada. 

Open Adoptions in Nevada

Open adoption has varying degrees of contact between the birth mother, the adoptive family, and the child. Open adoptions are relatively common today, and it’s because of the flexibility that it provides. With open adoption, you will be allowed to see your child grow and prosper. In an open adoption, information like full names and contact information are shared between the birth mother and the adoptive family. This allows them to remain in contact with each other. There are plenty of reasons why some birth mothers choose open adoption. Some of these reasons include:

  • Remain close with the adoptive family:direct contact with adoptive families via letters, phone calls, emails, or in-person visits. 
  • Flexibility: you decide on how open you wish to be with the adoptive family
  • Future Understanding: it may help your child understand the adoption process easier in the future

Open adoption is becoming increasingly more popular in Nevada, and there is a good reason for that. Open adoption provides you and the child with the ability to remain connected and has an open line of communication between the birth mother and the adoptive parents. This can be especially beneficial when considering the child’s family medical history and another genealogical history regarding the child.

Closed Adoptions in Nevada

A closed adoption is exactly what it sounds like. In this adoption type, the birth mother and the adoptive parents do not communicate. No information is shared between either party. Birth mothers can choose a closed adoption for many reasons. Some advantages include:

  • Closure: Some birth mothers choose a closed adoption because they feel that it allows them to move on with their lives.
  • Privacy: A closed adoption provides the birth mother with privacy. 

An unwanted pregnancy can be extremely overwhelming. A closed adoption may allow the birth mother to move on with her life after completing the adoption process. This may limit stress and can provide the birth mother with a sense of ease.

Semi-Open Adoptions in Nevada

You may wonder what a semi-open adoption is and how it differs from an open or closed adoption? In a semi-open adoption in Nevada, you will communicate with the adoptive parents via an intermediary. In this case, the intermediary is typically the adoption agency. Some different benefits of semi-open adoption include:

  • Eliminates stress: a semi-open adoption helps eliminate stress from the adoption process by letting the agency control the communication.
  • Privacy: A semi-open adoption still provides you with plenty of privacy during and after the adoption process.
  • A third option: a semi-open adoption lets you see how your child is doing like an open adoption but also provides the same amount of anonymity that you feel you would be more comfortable with.

Which Adoption Type is Right for Me?

It may be a tough question to initially pick an adoption type. There are plenty of pros and cons to each different type. Since no two adoption plans are the same, it’s important that you make the choice that you feel is right for yourself and your situation. 

Ultimately the choice is yours. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we understand that an unexpected pregnancy can be stressful. We are dedicated to providing you with a positive adoption experience. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we have resources that can provide you with more information on the different types of adoption near you and other resources such as adoption specialists who will work with you and counseling as well. 

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) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).

Meet the author: Jillian Pappas is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University and grew up in the mid-Michigan area. At CMU, she majored in communication and minored in psychology. Jillian enjoys reading and writing in her free time, and she believes that everyone’s favorite book says a lot about them. She grew up playing sports, enjoyed weightlifting, and completed her first half marathon in 2021. You can find Jillian listening to a true-crime podcast or listening to music at any given time. Jillian loves to travel and the favorite place she has been is Mykonos, Greece, where she lived out her Mamma Mia dreams. The next place on her travel bucket list is either Tokyo, Japan, or Barcelona, Spain.