For March, we’ll get started on releasing the Adoption Module! Just know that some parts are MISSING, mainly the whole bit about finding one’s biological parents, etc, and on the side some extra options / social interactions and such. I tried to do & finish everything in March but it didn’t work out… The rest will wait till April.
—- Sim Puts child for adoption —-
For babies, toddlers and children.
READY and released:
- Ask partner, if any, about putting child for adoption,
- reaction chosen by the player if pop-ups are on, by preferences and chance otherwise.
- Put child for adoption (you choose which family they go to).
- Reactions depending on pregnancy wish.
Sims who want children will react more strongly.
The parents will get a choice of 3 moodlets related to this for 2+ days afterwards, at random, as they think back on it.
NOT READY YET: choice to give child to Foster System or Sim World Agency for Adoption. The former doesn’t give the adoptive family any info regarding the birth parents, which will make it much harder for the child to track down their lineage. The Agency, however, does provide information, including contact info, and even allows birth parents to ask for info if the adoptive family is ok with that.
—- Sim Adopts a Child —-
READY and released:
- Discuss with partner if any.
- Adopt, either through Foster (less choice, much cheaper and no selection – basically instant like the game’s system, to leave people an ‘out’) or Sim World Agency for Adoption (selective, includes application process and assessment on various things, includes a home visit; at the end, chooses a child for you, but lets you pick yourself if you would rather).
During the visit, your Sim gets assessed on wealth, housing, household, career, social links, outfit.
You are supposed to go through the options when prompted.
The Adoption Agent should stick close to your Sim’s mailbox and return there shortly after going other places, so they’re always easy to locate.
Once you’ve completed the event objectives, you can keep chatting or end the even by closing it 🙂
Your Sim will get buffs depending on the Adoption Agent assessment of their situation for each criteria.
Once the visit is over, the wait begins.
I think it’s easy enough to get accepted.
NOT READY YET: Interactions to enable bio parents to stay in touch with adopting family and reveal themselves to the child later if family agrees. Interactions to tell family / friends about adopting away your child and sentiment reactions.
— Looking for one’s biological parents —
NOT READY YET, but that’s what it is:
Sims adopted at baby and toddler age will not know they’re adopted until their parents tell them. Sims adopted at ‘Child’ age will know.
Later in life, if told about their adoptee status, Sims can decide to interact or not with birth parents. If the biological parent put them for adoption through the Sim World Agency for Adoption, the Sim’s adoptive parent has all the info needed to contact the biological parent and the adopted Sim simply will have to ask their parent. If the Sim was given to the Sim Foster Sstem however, that information won’t be available. The Sim will be able to engage in procedures to try to find their biological parents regardless but might fail.
If a Sim has found info about their biological parent, they can contact them and decide to meet in person, in a ‘social event’ of sorts in which the Sim will be able to ask why they were given for adoption and all that.
Similarly, if a parent wishes to find their child whom they gave for adoption, the same process will apply. Parents who gave their child for adoption with the Sim World Agency for Adoption can contact the adopting family at any time to ask for news and ask if the child has been told they’ve been adopted. If yes, the parent can ask for a visit. The child will either accept or not, if they do, the same process of meeting and explaining themselves as is available to the grown-up adopted children will be available.
The Adoption module does not have any compatibility concerns. It is compatible with every mod under the sun.