Requirements for Adopting:
When it comes to completing an adoption in Nevada the requirements are pretty open. Some of the requirements include:
- Any race
- Any religion or no religious connections
- Married or single people are open to adopt,
- Rent or own your own home,
- Doesn't matter if you have children or not,
- Must be over the age of 21 and at least ten years older than the child you hope to adopt,
- Must pass background checks,
- Must be fingerprinted
Steps to Completing an Adoption in Nevada:
Complete an orientation class.
Complete foster and adoptive parent training.
Then an adoption referral will be offered to you through the matching process.
Start having visitation with the child.
Then the child will be placed with you in your home with at least six months of post-adoption support and supervision.
The adoption will then be finalized in court.
Learn more about file reading: How to Better Understand the Profiles of Waiting Children
Photolisting of Waiting Children:
Adoptive families will be asked about their preferences regarding the age and gender of the child, number of children interested in adopting, as well as preference of ethnicity. These requests are always respected by the adoption agency and should be a part of the adoption home study.
Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 684-4400
Fax: (775) 684-4455