Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Nevada
Did you just get a positive pregnancy test, and you were hoping for a negative result? Do you feel unsure of parenting and want to know what your options are? Do your close friends, family, and even the birth father have different ideas of what you should do?
Reach out to Lifetime, and you will find you don’t have to deal with this situation all by yourself. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator is ready to listen to any concerns or questions and explain your options. They have been helping women experiencing unplanned pregnancies for many years. You can text, call, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime coordinator will be there for you.
What is the Adoption Process in Nevada?
Lifetime Adoption coordinators have worked with expectant mothers and guided them through the adoption process in Nevada since 1986. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. You will find the support you need to make the right choice for you and your baby.
If it turns out adoption is the right decision for you and your baby, what is your next step? Your first step is to fill out your forms online. Next, a coordinator will help you can start looking for a family. You can view Lifetime adoptive family profiles online, and your coordinator can suggest some families she feels will be a good match. You may want a family from Nevada or close by or maybe from another state. You may want a family with certain interests or hobbies or perhaps a family of a certain race or religion. You decide what matters.
So what if you are struggling to parent a toddler or older child, or child with special needs? Or what if CPS is involved and considering removing your child from your care? Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan so you still have a say in who will adopt and raise your child. A professional counselor will get to know your child and create a transition plan at no cost to you. This will help your child, you along with the adoptive family move forward in a healthy way. She can also create a post-adoption contact plan for you and the family that is best for the child.
Thinking about labor and delivery can be stressful when placing your newborn for adoption. Creating a hospital plan can relieve a lot of your anxiety. Who you want in the room with you, who will hold the baby first, and all other details can be worked out ahead of time. Your coordinator will share your wishes with the hospital and the adoptive parents.
Open Adoption in Nevada
- What are the traits and characteristics you are looking for in a family?
- What is your ideal amount of contact in the future?
- What are your preferences for your hospital stay?
- Are you in need of help with pregnancy-related expenses?
When you choose adoption for your child, you are making a loving, brave and difficult choice. It can be a comfort to know that open adoption means you don’t have to say goodbye to your child forever. You can receive pictures, and updates, share on social media and even visits. Many of our birth mothers have wonderful relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter could be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
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Nevada Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Reasons for adopting
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- And much more!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Nevada
Are you in Nevada and are interested in adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? You can begin your successful adoption journey with Lifetime, one of the nationwide leaders in modern open adoption. For over thirty years, our adoption coordinators have been matching birth mothers with adoptive families. Know that when you contact Lifetime, you will find caring and experienced coordinators who work hard to ensure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need.
Starting the Adoption Process
Have you decided adoption is the right choice for you and now want to know how to get started? Just fill out our short online application. You will not be charged a fee to apply, and you will not be obligated to move forward in any way. Your application will be reviewed, and once pre-approved, you will meet with a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will go over the whole adoption process. You will be given access to our private membership site, where you can access a vast amount of adoption education. Your coordinator will also guide you on the creation of your personal profile that birth mothers will view. Referrals for your home study and adoption attorney will also be provided. Have more questions? Give us a call at 775-360-4945 and a coordinator will be happy to help.
Since 1986 Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been successfully matching birth parents with adoptive families. Mardie Caldwell created Lifetime due to her experience with the adoption of her son and the things she learned along her adoption journey.
Adoption Laws in Nevada
In Nevada, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, the written consent of the birth mother cannot be signed until at least 72 hours after the baby is born birth. Rely on your Nevada adoption attorney for all the legal details.
Nevada Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following along with other documentation:
- A written application
- A copy of your fingerprints
- An interview and assessment with the home study professional
- A home visit to confirm the home is suitable
- A review of any reports or investigations regarding the abuse or neglect of a child by the adoptive family or any member of the household who is 18 or older
- A review of any State and Federal records of criminal history member of the adoptive family’s household who is age 18 or older
- A review of at least five references from people who have known the adoptive family for no less than two years, with no more than two of the references being from family members
- A medical report of the adoptive family
- Review of records regarding marriage, divorce, and the death of a spouse
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