4 Steps to Choosing an Adoptive Family in Las Vegas Nevada Adoption

4 Steps to Choosing an Adoptive Family in Las Vegas Nevada Adoption

4 Steps to Choosing an Adoptive Family in Las Vegas Nevada Adoption

If you want to choose your child’s adoptive parents, your adoption caseworker at Adoption Choices of Las Vegas will provide you with adoptive parent profiles for you to review. These profiles will include information about the waiting families, such as photos, careers, education, hobbies and much more. Having an idea in mind for what you envision for your child will help you narrow down the options and make the overall choice easier. 

Choosing an adoptive family for your baby is not a required element of your adoption journey, but many birth mothers want to be more involved in the adoption process and have a say in who raises their child. If this is important to you as well, our adoption agency will help in any way we can. 

Here are some ways to narrow your options when it comes to selecting your child’s adoptive family:

  1. Picture Your Ideal Adoptive family

There are many hopeful families looking to adopt, but you can only choose one for your child. One way to start narrowing down the adoption families is to picture what kind of life you want your child to live. List the attributes you would like for the adoptive parents to have. Do you want them to be local? Have a high level of education? Have interesting hobbies? Have a specific career? Have other children or pets? The list is endless, but picking a few that are most important to you will help you determine who is the best fit at the end of the day.

If you get stuck or overwhelmed, be sure to consult with your adoption caseworker. They can ask you questions and help you determine the difference between “must have” and “not as important” aspects for your child’s adoptive family. This will also help you feel more confident in your decision, which is very important.

  1. Take Your Time Choosing an Adoptive Family

As a birth mother, taking your time to make decisions is one of the many rights you have. Selecting how you want to raise your child is an important decision, so there should be no guilt or pressure for you to choose quickly. After all, you may have to make some hard decisions — especially if you find more than one adoptive family who you feel would be a good fit. But that is okay. There is no rush. Take as much time as you need. Remember that your adoption caseworker is there to help you, if you need extra support or advice.

  1. Go with Your First Instinct

When you have a stack of adoptive parent profiles to look through, it’s all too easy to overthink and become overwhelmed. You may come across an adoptive family and initially think that they are a good fit, or you may keep going back to them. It’s important to listen to what your gut is saying. Don’t be afraid to take that leap of faith. If there’s something about them that catches your eye and you get a good vibe from their profile,  talk to your adoption caseworker about why you are considering them. There is a reason you have a gut feeling about them. Listen to that. Go with your gut.

  1. Meet and Interview the Adoptive Family

Once you’ve narrowed down the selection to a prospective adoptive family, consult with your adoption caseworker about how to dive deeper and learn more. Depending on the type of adoption you chose, your adoption caseworker may be able to arrange a meeting with the adoptive family via phone or in person. Before any official communication, though, be sure that you write down any and all questions that you’d like to ask. This can give you more insight into who they are as a person, couple and how they live.

When it comes time for you to meet the adoptive parents, remember that feeling anxious and nervous is completely natural. Choosing the right family for your adoption is a huge decision, and may make everything that much more real. Yet, keep in mind, too, that the adoptive parents will undoubtedly be just as nervous as you. This is another reason why having questions prepared ahead of time is so beneficial. The questions can help steer the conversation and shorten any awkward silences you all may experience.

Choosing an Adoptive Family

Choosing your child’s adoptive family is a huge decision and not one that can be taken lightly. It will take time and careful thought, all of which is natural and to be expected. When you are presented with the adoptive parent profiles, there is no rush to make a decision. You are permitted to take your time and thoroughly consider each and every candidate. Each one could provide your child with a different life, so it’s important to have an image in mind of the type of life and family you want for him or her. This will greatly help reduce your stress and guide you when narrowing down your options and making a final decision.

This is one of the biggest decisions birth mothers make during the adoption process. All candidates are ready to give a loving and nurturing home to your baby. There is a lot of information to sort through which might be overwhelming at first. You and your caseworker can work closely to determine which family best suits your wants. 

Every birth mother is different. Everyone looks for different things in potential adoptive families. Whatever works best for you is what’s most important. This part may be overwhelming, but we are here to help. We want you to feel confident and empowered in your decision. To know in your heart that you made the right decision for you and your baby.

Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

Meet the Author: Cynthia Knott is pursuing her English major and Educational Studies minor at Siena College. As President of Siena’s Best Buddies club and secretary during sophomore year, she was always writing and editing emails or flyers. She not only loves reading, but also enjoys researching any topic that intrigues her. Ever since she was 12 years old, Cynthia would watch every documentary on YouTube and then excitedly summarize each one for her family. 

Along with various volunteer work at soup kitchens and schools, Cynthia has worked as a telephone marketer and childcare employee. She is grateful to these experiences, as they have allowed her to meet all types of people and developed her communication skills through them. This, in turn, has enhanced her writing skills.