Adoption is a word that is often associated with women who are desperate and maybe even irresponsible, but the reality is that many people choose adoption for different reasons. Adoption is a great choice for women who are not ready to be mothers yet.
By choosing adoption, you are providing a chance for waiting for families to raise your child as their own, and depending on the adoption plan you create, you can maintain contact with your child if you wish.
We understand that you may have questions about adoption, especially the difference between private and public adoption, so we want to provide you with as much information as possible.
What is the Difference Between a Private and Public Adoption in Nevada?
If you are considering adoption, chances are, you’ve done a lot of Google searches on what the adoption process looks like. As such, you’ve probably come across the term “private adoption” and “public adoption.” While these terms may seem as though they are used interchangeably, there are a lot of differences between these two procedures.
Adoption Choices of Nevada offer private adoptions, and private adoptions are essentially adoptions that are done through a licensed local adoption agency. Private adoption is also the voluntary placement of their child with a family (that has passed a home study) of their choice, whereas a public adoption is often involuntary. Private adoption is a streamlined process with the help of an adoption agency and a birth parent counselor.
On the other hand, public adoption, also known as foster care, is a state-funded system that works to rehabilitate birth parents so that they can raise their own children. Children in the foster care system are often taken from their parents because the Department of Social Services has terminated the parents’ parental rights because of neglect or illegal activities. If the biological parents comply with state requests, they may be able to obtain custody of their child again.
The differences between public and private adoptions are important to understand, especially if you are considering adoption, because you need to find the right kind of service to help you with adoption. At Adoption Choices of Nevada, we are a licensed, nonprofit, private, professional adoption agency, so our staff will be able to help you with all your pregnancy and adoption needs.
One of the most important things you should consider when thinking about choosing adoption is why adoption may be a good choice for you. Everyone who has considered adoption has a unique situation, so you can’t always base your choice on other people’s experiences. When choosing adoption, it should also be your choice. You should never be forced or coerced into choosing adoption because you will have to live with your decision for the rest of your life.
When you choose adoption, you should also think about your future plans and whether or not you are ready to handle becoming a parent 24/7. If you feel as though you are not ready to become a mother yet, adoption may be an option to consider.
Another important thing to consider is that adoption is never an easy choice to make. The reality is that it may be easy to say that you are providing your child a better future, but you will have to deal with the emotional aftermath after the adoption process is done. You may experience emotions such as grief and loss, but Adoption Choices of Nevada does provide free counseling during and after your adoption process.
Giving Up Baby for Adoption
After doing initial research on adoption, it’s important that you also learn what the adoption process specifically looks like. Your adoption specialist will guide each step of the process so that you don’t have to go through it alone. Your birth parent counselor will also be there for any questions or hesitations you may have about adoption. Their job is to guide you through the process so that you can feel confident about your choices.
The first step to any adoption process is to contact the adoption agency. You can call our office at any time of the day, and afterward, you can schedule more meetings with an adoption counselor who will get to know your situation and be able to help you explore all of your pregnancy options. If adoption is the best choice for you, then a birth parent counselor will help you create an adoption plan that fits all of your needs and wants.
Once the adoption plan is finalized, you’ll be able to look at all the waiting families’ profiles so you can find the best match for your child. Your birth parent counselor will be able to help you narrow down your choices so that you can be confident and happy with your choice. During the adoption process, you’ll also be eligible to receive financial aid so that you can afford medical costs and counseling services throughout your pregnancy.
The final step to the adoption process is signing the adoption papers, which will voluntarily give up your rights as the parent. Once this is done, your child will live with their adoptive family, and if you have written out that you want an open adoption, communication between you, your child, and their adoptive family may be facilitated by our adoption agency.
At the end of your adoption journey, you will have experienced a whole spectrum of emotions. You may experience loss, but in those moments where you are hit with overwhelming emotions, you should remind yourself of why you chose adoption in the first place. Your child is living with a happy, loving family in a safe home, and adoption has given not only your child a better future but you 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: Victoria Chan is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.