Tired of waiting a day to have a little Simlet join the family?
Are the pitter-patter of puppy and kitten paws just not enough?!
Perhaps your Sim is a bit aged, busy or physicaly unable to have a child naturally?
Or maybe your Sim would just like to open their heart and home to a Sim child?
Just need another community lot to fill in the empty spaces?
If the answer is YES to any of those, I may have a solution for you...
Presenting, Wee Ones Adoption Center - my upload for the Maternity and Beyond theme! A community lot where you can adopt a baby or toddler on the spot! No waiting and no financial requirement. We have a lovely waiting area with photos of our happy families, a waiting lounge with vending snacks and a garden area if you need to take a small, brisk walk before you select your little one. Our babies and toddlers have a comfortable, quiet nursery decorated with soft, soothing colors and all the comforts young ones require. All that's missing is YOU. Won't you open your home and heart to a wee one soon by placing this community lot in your 'hood?
Sales pitch aside, haha, this lot was made so I could make use of Chris Hatch's adoption cribs (Apartment Life EP or higher required to use the cribs).
Orphan Display Cot (For Adoption Centres)
Apartment Life EP or Higher required
This is a mish-mash of a pet display case and the basegame cot, intended to enable make a working orphanage community lot where sims can go and adopt a child.
It will not function at a liveable lot or if the lot has an owned business, it's for adopting not selling kids.
The adoption option is only available to adults that live in a real family that is not already 'Full of Sims'.
Each cot will try to get a baby or toddler from the default orphan family and if there is none then it will create a toddler which will be placed into the orphan family. They will bring a nanny NPC onto the lot so there will always be an adult on the lot capable of looking after the orphans, only one cot will do that regardless of how many you have on the lot.
It does not however address the fact that babies and toddlers can't travel so when your sim leaves the lot the new addition is left behind. If the adopted orphan is a baby then your sim can hand her/him to the nanny who will walk the child off the lot, otherwise it may look better to put the kid back into the cot before leaving. When your sim arrives home the new addition will be near the letter box (for the neighbourhood dogs to wizz on), that's default game behaviour and there's nothing this can do about that.
This comes in four colours, the default colour shown below is so you can easily distinguish it from the default cot in the catalogue. The default pink, blue and lemon colours are also available. Even though I could have used the default basegame mesh I've chosen to give it it's own mesh because the UV mapping on the frame of the default mesh is so completely messed up most simmers would have a default replacement which may cause a problem.
This can be found in the miscellaneous / miscellaneous part of the catalogue, only in the community buy/build mode.
Note: If you have T&A or A&N do not try to use this at a child care centre, it's not available in the catalogue there anyway. Unlike other non-liveable lots toddlers are never removed from childcare centres when they load so your new family addition would remain in the child care centre next time it loads.
With his special cribs, Sims can adopt a baby or toddler on the spot and when they arrive home the new addition will be there waiting for them. As mentioned in his Read Me: "It will not function at a livable lot or if the lot has an owned business, it's for adopting not selling kids. The adoption option is only available to adults that live in a real family that is not already 'Full of Sims'." There are mock offices on the lot to simulate meeting with an adoption specialist, and mock nanny areas in the nursery area, but they are for show/realism.
Remember, this will not work on a livable lot or as an owned business.
- Use the no CC file if you do NOT want Chris Hatch's orphan display cot included.
- You can always replace the cribs with regular Maxis cribs or other custom content to make it your own spin on an adoption center/centre.
The ONLY item of CC included in the lot is the crib. Everything else is Maxis.
I hope you enjoy adding some wee ones to your Sims unique families!
Chris Hatch for your Orphan Display Cot
Everyone who provided advice/suggestions/help when building this: joandsarah77, attuned, SimmyRN, Justpetro, Peni Griffin
PenelopeT for uploading the Read Me info so I didn't have to hunt mine down.
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
Not sure how I'd use it, but I still wanted to comment because it's really cute. I've never been to an adoption center but this is exactly what I'd want one to look like. It's very cute. I especially like the color combinations in the crib-area. Very well done!
@gummilutt - Aww, thanks for the nice comment! I love the colors in the crib area too, they're so soft and soothing. If you wanted, you could swap the food area for some kind of parenting class section? Just an idea...
This is a neat way to approach sim adoption! I made a foster care / adoption center a while ago to go with a challenge I'm writing, and I had never heard of this adoption crib! Brilliant. I also love how you put those lamps inside the fence at reception - clever! Thank you!