By Jessica Hall
When choosing adoption, birth mothers have made a courageous decision to place the baby for adoption. And though years of successful adoptions have come before, every adoption is unique and needs special attention. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we take the time to get to know you. We want you to have the desired experience with an adoption plan that fits you. With the help of our adoption specialist and this quick adoption guide, achieving that dream starts with knowledge. By the end of this article, you’ll know three key things:
- The differences between the three types of adoptions.
- Key adoptive family qualities to consider.
- How we help ensure the adoptive families are good candidates, and how the matching process begins.
Here is the Quick Adoption Guide for Nevada Birth Mothers!
The Three Types of Adoption
- Open Adoption is when direct contact between the adoptive family and the birth mother is allowed and encouraged. Personal information will be shared. Items such as photos, medical information, or presents may be allowed. However, this varies between each family.
- Semi-open Adoption: The birth mother and adoptive family have contact similar to open adoption. However, this contact is mediated by the adoption agency or lawyer.
- Closed Adoption: This doesn’t allow for sharing of any personal information about the adoptive family or the birth mother. In most cases, the two parties never meet or maintain any contact. Adoption agencies will manage the details and ensure the adoption process goes smoothly.
Five Adoptive Family Qualities to Consider for an Adoption in Nevada
Though we always do our best to find the perfect match for you, it’s also up to you to decide for yourself. Trust your instincts and use the below to guide you to your final choice.
- Readiness: They could have financially set aside funds for buying supplies. Maybe they even started a college fund. Or, they already decorated a dedicated room for the baby. To understand if an adoptive family is ready, ask, “What have you done to prepare for the baby?”
- Reliability: Firstly, they need to be able to honor their adoptive agreement. There also needs to be reliability for the infant. He or she will need parents they can depend on for their entire life. The good question is, “What is an important promise you’ve made and kept throughout the years?”
- Patience: Relationships can be hard. Even if you feel you perfectly click with an adoptive family, there are going to be bumped. Children can be even harder. The frequent cries of newborns eventually turn into the tantrums of toddlers. Ask, “Tell me about a time when someone was really angry. How did you react? And how did you calm them down?”
- Empathy: An adoptive family needs to have the ability to understand emotions. Children need to be able to trust that their parents aren’t going to overreact when emotional episodes happen constantly. And they will happen. A good question to ask adoptive families’ is, “How would you reprimand the baby when they act out?”
- Flexibility: Families may have big ideas and dreams. Or they may think that they’ll still be able to do specific things. Usually, things don’t go exactly as planned. Ask the adoptive family, “What are some of your future plans once you’ve adopted a baby? How will you feel if it doesn’t happen?”
How Adoption Choices of Nevada Approves Adoptive Families and Begins Matching
The Reno adoption agency has protocols that help ensure each adoptive family is qualified to raise a child. We have a large catalog of pre-screened and loving families for you to choose from. An adoption counselor will share these profiles with you when you meet with them. You will always have the final say in who the adoptive family will be. Giving the baby up for adoption doesn’t mean you don’t have a say.
Get First Choice Pregnancy Services in Reno
Placing a baby in a safe and loving environment is of top priority for us. We provide quality services from pre to post-placement. Let your adoption counselor know if you are in need of any specific assistance. You may be able to qualify for medical or financial support. We also provide access to excellent post-placement counseling services.
Now that you have the essential adoption info, you need to reach out to get your adoption process started. 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).