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Difference between Private and Family Adoptions

By Joseph DiPietro

The differences between private and family adoptions have quite contrasting outcomes on a birth mother’s adoption journey. As a birth mother, you may find yourself contemplating which type of adoption is best for your baby, especially if your pregnancy was unplanned. You may have heard the term “private adoption” used interchangeably with the term “family adoption.” However, they are quite different from one another.

At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we strive to keep every birth mother well-informed about the intricacies of adoption. Please feel free to browse this article to gain a better understanding of the differences between private and family adoption. As you also continue to navigate placing your baby for adoption in Nevada, it’s important for you to learn all that you can. Our adoption professionals in Reno, Nevada will assist you every step of the way.

What is a Private Adoption?

To begin, we want to define what a private adoption is and what it entails. Private adoption is when a birth mother chooses to place her baby for adoption through an adoption agency. When working with our adoption agency, a birth mother has the opportunity to choose which adoptive family will be best for her child. This type of adoption is designed to bring a sense of security and hope to the birth mother. Her comfort with a private adoption will grow as she follows through the adoption process. She will see how intricate and careful decisions can be made.

The precision that comes with a private adoption is designed to bring you absolute confidence in your child’s development. Our adoption agency wants to ensure that you choose the best adoptive family you see fit. You will also get to decide what the relationship with the family will be like from then on.

What is a Family Member Adoption?

A family member adoption, also known as a kinship adoption, is an opportunity for the birth mother to grant parental rights to a relative. Family member adoption can be from her immediate family or extended. Here, a birth mother will find an environment that can guarantee her the ability to see her baby, if she wishes to remain in contact.

When it comes to finding your child home, this option may sound applicable. You must, however, watch out for the misconceptions that may have led you to this decision. A possible problem with a family adoption, however, can be a circumstance where the adoptive family member originally had no intentions to raise a child. Reluctance is something every family should avoid.

Choosing a Private Adoption for Your Baby

At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we highly encourage every birth mother to consider the possibility of private adoption. A birth mother may reluctantly seek out a family adoption. She will be able to personally know who has her baby which will surely provide a sense of comfort. 

The intentions to keep her child safe are commendable. Choosing a family adoption to ensure “safety” may point to a general misunderstanding of private adoptions. After all, a family adoption should be chosen for more reasons than mere safety. Members of the family, whether that be relatives, siblings, or parents, are definitely some of the closest friends a person can experience. This is how a family adoption has been misconstrued as a type of private adoption: a birth mother choosing her child’s adoptive family. While the birth mother is getting to choose an adoptive family either way, taking a closer look at any potential adoptive family will tell a lot.

With a private adoption, a birth mother will get to discover how patient waiting adoptive families will be when seeking a child to love. She will get to see how much a child is desired to be a part of a family. Observing the consistency in an adoptive family as to how much they want a child, should bring you to a peaceful state of mind. 

Which is Right for You: a Private Adoption or a Family Adoption?

At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we hope you find confidence in your decision regarding your child’s future. Remember that the choice is entirely up to you and what you’re hoping for out of the adoption process. There is no right or wrong answer. Only what’s best and what feels right for you.  If you’re worried about finances, putting your baby up for adoption with our adoption agency won’t cost you anything. What’s more, we offer financial assistance for all birth mothers on an as-needed basis. 

Our adoption agency does not offer family adoption, but we will be sure to provide as much information as you need when understanding a private adoption. So, if you are considering adoption in Nevada, and want the help of an adoption agency, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our location in Reno, Nevada would be happy to assist you. That said, if you have any other questions regarding private adoption and how it may impact you and your baby, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also 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).