What is a Nevada Adoption Plan, and How Do I Get Started?
If you are currently experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, adoption may be the right choice for you. Adoption Choices of Nevada is one of the best resources at your disposal regarding adoption. We have adoption advisors ready and waiting to assist you with all your adoption needs. Now that you have made the decision to choose adoption for your baby, you’re probably wondering what your next steps are. We guide you through every step of your adoption journey and ensure that your adoption experience is positive.
What is an Adoption Plan?
An adoption plan is basically your personalized Nevada adoption plan. This is where we determine what kind of adoption you would like, who you would like to adopt your baby, the kind of aid you will need, and who you would like in the room during delivery.
After you contact us, we will assign you an adoption facilitator. Your adoption facilitator will assist you with your Nevada adoption plan.
Types of Adoption
There are three different types of adoption—open, semi-open, and closed.
- Open adoptions involve open communication between you and your child’s adoptive parents. You will receive periodic updates about your child through letters, phone calls, and/or annual visits. You and the adoptive parents collaborate on the type of relationship you both would like. Open adoptions are a great way for birth mothers and adoptive parents to foster a relationship; that relationship benefits the child because the child has 3-4 different adults who love and support them.
- Semi-open adoptions, sometimes called mediated adoptions, are mediated by an adoption counselor. All communication between the birth mother and the adoptive parents is mediated via an adoption facilitator. You will still be able to receive updates about the child or photos, but this information will be filtered through your adoption counselor.
- Closed adoptions consist of no communication between you and the adoptive parents whatsoever. The only information they and your child will receive about you is your medical history.
What Kind of Assistance is Available?
Once you decide the type of adoption you would like, we determine what kind of financial assistance you may need. We know pregnancy is stressful, and so is making the decision to place your baby for adoption, which is why we try to minimize any additional stress you may have. You shouldn’t have to worry about having food to eat or having a safe place to live while you’re pregnant. Our organization can provide you with financial assistance for food, transportation, gas, utilities, and rent. We also help you sign up for Medicaid or WIC if you qualify.
The Next Steps of Your Nevada Adoption Plan
The next step of your adoption plan is choosing an adoptive family for your child. You are only able to choose your child’s adoptive family if you choose open or semi-open adoption. We give you a range of different adoptive parent profiles to choose from. We never rush you through this process, and your decision is entirely your own. If you don’t like the initial profiles we give you, we will find you more prospective adoptive parents. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision. After you choose some potential adoptive parents, we will arrange an in-person or virtual meeting. This is where you can ask the adoptive parents any questions you like.
The final step of your Nevada adoption process and plan is deciding who you want in the room with you during labor and delivery. You can have whomever in the room you would like— your family, the adoptive family, or your adoption caseworker.
We also provide emotional support counseling during and after your pregnant adoption. Making the decision to place your baby for adoption can be a very emotionally taxing ordeal, which is why we have support counselors available. Our support counselors can reassure you about your decision and can help alleviate any stress or guilt you may feel during this process.
Your adoption plan is entirely your own. While there are some commonalities between one adoption plan to the next, your adoption plan is specific to you because we all have different needs and requests. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Adoption Choices of Nevada to start your adoption journey today!
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).
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