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By Adoption Choices of Nevada

‘Tis the Season for Adoption

By Anabel Sierra 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether it’s gift giving, sipping hot chocolate with a cozy blanket, or spending time with loved ones, we can hardly choose our favorite! But with the great joy that the holiday season brings, it can also come with great stress, such as looking for reputable adoption agencies as a birth mother with an unexpected pregnancy in Nevada. We are happy to tell you that your search is over. Adoption Choices of Nevada is a non-profit organization that provides multiple services, including counseling, support groups, and financial assistance. During the holiday season, we at Adoption Choices of Nevada offer additional support in order to lessen the stress for families, which includes counseling, support groups, financial assistance, and holiday events.

So, how does all this work? In just five steps, adoption in Nevada during the holidays can be made easy. 

Step One: Contact Adoption Choices of Nevada and set up your adoption plan 

But what is an adoption plan? This is a step-by-step plan that covers your entire adoption process. Whether it’s open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption, you, as the birth mother, are 100% in control. You’ll then be assisted in selecting the perfect adoptive family for your baby. If needed, we will also assist you financially throughout your pregnancy and hospital experience. After everything is said and done, we can even provide post-placement counseling and support.

Step Two: Talk to an Adoption Counselor 

Next, the adoption counselor will help you go through the motions on how to put a child up for adoption in a judgment-free way. This ensures that your pregnant adoption will go as smoothly as possible to the very end. Even if you are no longer pregnant, you can still set up a plan with an adoption counselor. If you live in Las Vegas, you can start your process by clicking this link for adoption in Las Vegas

Step Three: Pick an adoptive family 

Then, with the help of the adoption agency, you will be able to choose the family that meets all your preferences. This includes race, religion, and even the community that they live in! You will be able to browse through our extensive list of excited families for your baby. 

Step Four: Complete your Adoption Plan 

After that, in order to complete your plan, you must choose what kind of adoption process you wish to have. There are three types: open, semi-open, and closed adoptions. 

Open Adoption is where the birth parents are fully involved in the process and can keep contact with the adoptive family afterward.  

Open adoptions can include the following:

  • Sending letters and photos directly between both parties (birth parents and adoptive parents)
  • Occasional visits post-adoption process
  • Staying in touch via social media 

If you are feeling guilty about putting your child up for adoption, this option may ease the guilt and help you heal. 

Semi-open adoption is the process of adoption where both parties communicate through the agency or attorney. A semi-open adoption is similar to an open one but does not include direct contact with both parties.

Closed Adoption is where neither party shares their full name. They do not have any communication with each other and guarantee the most privacy. 

Other Types of Adoptions

Along with these types of adoptions, there are other types as well. These include LGBT, transracial, single-parent, interstate, and second-parent adoptions. 

LGBT adoptions are where one or both adoptive parents are a part of the LGBT community. 

Transracial adoptions are when the adoptive parents are of a different race/ethnicity than the child that they choose to adopt.

Single-parent adoption is where there is only one parent in the family unit who wishes to adopt. This is legal in all 50 states and must abide by the same regulations as a two-parent household. 

Interstate adoption is when a Nevada family wishes to adopt outside of their home state or vice versa. They must follow ICPC requirements, and if they do not, then the child must stay in their home state. This process also means that the adoptive family might need to stay in the birth family’s state for several days or weeks.

Step Five: Support

Finally, regardless of your choice for your adoption process, you will receive counseling after the fact. If you choose to put your child up for adoption, you are NOT a bad parent. You are brave and courageous! Even if you only wanted to find out how adoption works, that is the first step. If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy in Las Vegas, adoption in Las Vegas is here for you. 

Choose Adoption Choices of Nevada, Choose a Good Life for Your Baby

By choosing the path of adoption, you are helping other families become whole. Adoption Nevada is the number one Las Vegas Adoption Center to assist you if you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, especially during the holidays. Counselors are still available, adoptive parents will absolutely still travel to meet you and your baby, and we are willing to help. Give us a call or come by and see our adoption center today!