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Reno Adoption Agencies

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary time in a woman’s life. If you are pregnant in Reno, Nevada (or nearby) and considering giving your baby up for adoption, first understand that you are not giving up. Not being ready to parent is completely okay! Not only are you not alone in this decision but you are among a brave, loving group of women who chose the same! Adoption is a healthy choice and can be a rewarding experience. Especially with an adoption center who is here to provide support, care, and understanding as well as the work with birth mothers through the adoption process in Reno.

Adoption Choices of Nevada are licensed, local, non-profit adoption agencies in Reno serving birth parents and adoptive families across Nevada. With an adoption team in Reno, we have the knowledge and experience to help place your unborn or newborn baby for adoption now. We specialize in private infant or newborn baby adoption. Often pregnant women reach out to us during their pregnancy, through the birth, placement, and post-placement counseling, support, and communication.

During your pregnancy we can offer financial support for pregnancy related expenses, housing and transportation assistance, access to medical care, and counseling. All at no expense to the birth mother. Making an adoption plan with our professionals means full support in every way! Whether she needs maternity clothes, food, or utility bills paid, we can help!

Find out as much as you can about the Reno adoption process before making the final decision to place your baby for adoption by contacting our adoption center in Reno.

We would love to answer any of your questions about our program, and to assist you in making an adoption plan that will work for you. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) or at 775-825-4673 (Reno) 

Adoption Services in Reno

Combing through adoption agencies in Reno and the adoption services you need can be as overwhelming as your unplanned pregnancy and consideration to place your child for adoption. Adoption Choices of Nevada is a full-service, licensed, nonprofit adoption agency. What exactly is a full-service agency? Why does it matter that we are licensed? And does it matter if the agency is for profit or not for profit?

What is a Full-Service Adoption Agency?

There is so much that goes into adoption. Both as a potential birth parent and a hopeful adoptive parent, understanding the ins and outs of the Reno adoption process can be difficult, especially when you’re attempting to choose an adoption professional. There are a variety of adoption professionals in Reno: adoption agencies, adoption facilitators, adoption law firms, and more. It’s easy to get confused about who does what, and who you should choose to work with for your adoption.

As a full-service agency, Adoption Choices of Nevada can offer adoption counseling and education. We walk you through the entire matching process and help you choose an adoptive family that meets your preferences. We can offer financial support, safe living, transportation, and make sure you have access to prenatal care. Legal services are included with our services; you will be protected and well informed about the adoption process, what you’re signing, and how every step will unfold.

Why a Licensed Reno Adoption Agency?

As in many professions, adoption agencies need to be licensed to provide their services. Agencies are licensed by the state where they operate, usually by a state Department of Health & Human Services. Lots of people who provide adoption services, like facilitators and online matching companies, aren’t licensed. They don’t have to go through a state government’s rigorous vetting process, and we think that puts birth parents and adoptive parents at risk.

As a licensed agency we are required to investigate a potential adoptive family’s home and background in what is called a home study. We want your child to be in a safe, stable, and loving environment and we want you to be confident with the family you are choosing to adopt your child.

Licensed agencies are also tasked with supervising placement. A licensed agency won’t just handle the legal work, like an adoption attorney, but provides support before, during and after adoption placement. We are also required, by law, to supervise families for a set period of time after the placement of your child. Through our post-adoption services, Adoptions Choices of Nevada in Reno commits to you, your child, and the families – for life.

Why else? The staff at Adoption Choices of Nevada is qualified, licensed, certified (when necessary), and highly competent. We don’t discriminate against you nor the adoptive family on the basis of ethnicity, race, color, national origin or heritage, nor religion. We are also fully committed to the LGBTQ community as well as singles hoping to adopt.

Why a Nonprofit Adoption Agency?

Working with a nonprofit adoption agency in Reno means helping you – the birth mother, finding a home for your child, and placing a child into a loving adoptive family as efficiently and affordably as possible. At a nonprofit adoption agency, no one owns shares of the business, so no one has any inappropriate financial interest in the company. The entire goal is the mission , not the money, so all income the organization generates gets cycled back into the nonprofit’s public benefit mission and activities.

For Adoption Choices of Nevada in Reno, this means bearing all of the expenses for the birth mothers. It means covering the costs of medical expenses, adoption specialists, and counselors, living expenses, and legal services. Every penny earned either goes toward paying a wage to staff or gets reinvested back into the organization, which is why many people prefer nonprofit agencies over for-profit organizations.

We are often asked if it’s cheaper to work with a nonprofit, and the simple answer is that there isn’t much of a cost difference between the two. Many of the expenses are the same whether the adoption agency is for profit or not-for-profit. While we take great pride in running an adoption agency, we want to make sure it’s done correctly, legally, and with everyone’s best interests at heart. That doesn’t mean that those services come at a discount.

Adoption Agencies in Nevada

If you are in Nevada and searching “adoption agencies near me“, there is an adoptive family waiting for you and we are the adoption agency that can help you create an adoption plan to place your baby for adoption. We offer 100% confidential services across Reno Nevada. We will never judge you, pressure you, nor coerce you into choosing adoption. We believe in supporting birth mothers with an open mind.

We can help with financial assistance – rent, groceries, maternity clothes, and more. Women do not get paid for choosing adoption nor can you sell your baby. But, in addition to receiving free services, you may be eligible for financial assistance when putting a baby up for adoption in Reno.

We are a non-faith based adoption center which means we are not religiously affiliated. We work with individuals and families of various religious backgrounds as well as non-religious adoptive families. If finding an adoptive family with no religious affiliation is important to you, we can help! If finding an adoptive family with specific religious values is important to you, we can also help!

We are a licensed, nonprofit, full-service adoption center helping birth mothers and providing the adoption services in Reno that you need. We will review all your pregnancy options and make sure you well informed and confident in your decision to place your child up for adoption. We have professional, competent adoption specialist and staff to help you through the process from counseling to our legal team, and even post-placement support services. We have over 20 years in adoption experience and a huge network of adoption resources!

Why Choose Adoption Choices of Nevada in Reno?

If you are pregnant,  a prospective birth mother and you’re wondering, “Can I put a baby up for adoption in Reno?” Yes, you can, and without fear of judgment or “requirements” to do so. Why should I choose adoption for my baby with Adoption Choices?

  • Adoption is always an option for you, with us, regardless of your circumstances.
  • There are no requirements preventing you from starting your adoption process.
  • We can provide a unique level of service and adoption support because we are licensed, nonprofit, and many of our adoption professionals have also been through the adoption process.
  • We can provide financial assistance, safe housing, access to legal and medical care.
  • We offer no pressure adoption services.
  • You can contact us and discuss your adoption pregnancy options confidential at no obligation to choose adoption.
  • Adoption with our center is always free to you as the birth parents.
  • You can choose Christian families or non-religious adoptive families to adopt your baby.
  • You can choose adoption whether you have used alcohol or drugs in the past or are using them now and we can help you find treatment.
  • You do not have to have a specific type of relationship with your baby’s father to be able to pursue adoption. Whether you are married or single, in a relationship or not, and whether the father of your baby is supportive or unsupportive of your adoption, or is uninvolved or unknown, you may still pursue an adoption plan with our Reno adoption center.

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Nevada Adoption Laws & Statutes

What birth parent expenses may be paid, and in what time period?

Medical, legal, counseling, and necessary living expenses. As a licensed agency, Adoption Choices of Nevada can help!

Who Can Adopt in Nevada?

Any adult who is at least ten years older than the child if adopting a minor may adopt. If the adoptee is an adult, any adult who is older than the adoptee may adopt.

Can adoptive parents advertise for birth parents?

No.

Can out-of-state residents finalize an adoption?

Yes.

Can adopting parents use an adoption facilitator or another paid intermediary?

Yes, but only a licensed individual may act as an adoption facilitator.

Can adopting parents use an adoption facilitator or another paid intermediary?

Yes, but only a licensed individual may act as an adoption facilitator.

Is there a putative father registry?

No.

When can consent to adoption be granted?

72 hours after birth.

When does consent become irrevocable? If consent is revoked, is return to birth parent automatic?

After signing.

Are post-adoption contact agreements legally enforceable?

Both parties (the adopting parents and the birth parents) may petition to the court, but contact must begin at most 120 days after the agreement was reached.

Nevada Open Records Statutes

Is there an adoption registry?

Yes, Nevada’s Division of Child and Family Services offers Nevada Adoption Registry Services.

Who may access information about an adoption?

Adoptees age 18 or older, birth parents, and persons related within the third degree to the adoptee may register for the exchange of identifying information. Adoptive parents medical records and medical and sociological history of the child and the birth parents, excluding any identifying information.

Who may apply for an adoptee’s original birth certificate (OBC)?

The OBC is available only with a court order.