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A Shared Gift

Adopt A Baby & Build A Family

A Shared Gift

Adopt A Baby & Build A Family

A Shared Gift

Adopt A Baby & Build A Family

Hoping To Adopt A Baby? We Can Help

Thank you for your interest in Adoption Choices of Nevada. We are a fully licensed, private, non-profit (501(c)3) adoption agency providing professional services to birth and adopting parents. Over the years, we have helped many couples hoping to adopt a baby and complete their families and are dedicated to ensuring that your adoption is completed in a competent and caring manner. Our caring and professional staff has over 60 years of combined adoption experience. We are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption journey.

We understand that you have your choice in agencies and thank you for considering Adoption Choices of Nevada.

You may contact the following offices:

Toll-Free: 855-940-4673

Reno and Northern Nevada: 775-825-4673

Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: 702-474-4673

Calls will be returned during business hours, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday PST. If you would like more information, please:

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We’re here to help you every step of the way. Please click below to see what documentation you will need to complete the application process, and download the application when you’re ready to get started.

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Adoption laws in every state require prospective adoptive parents to complete a pre-adoption assessment usually called a home study. The home study and required adoption training thoroughly prepares prospective couples for parenting an adopted child. The home study consists of interviews, various documents and paperwork, background clearances, and a home safety check.

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Post-placement supervision is required by the state of Nevada and all states. It is the period of time between placement of a child with his or her prospective adoptive parents, and the time that the child’s adoption is finalized in court. Nevada regulations require monthly post-placement visits in your home until the finalization of the adoption. The purpose of post-placement supervision is to gather the compulsory information that will be required for the caseworker to prepare written reports to the court. The final report will recommend that the adoption petition be granted and state that finalization will be in the best interest of the child.

The number of post-placement visits required will vary, based on the unique laws of the state whose agency has custody of the child. Should a child be placed from a state other than Nevada, Adoption Choices of Nevada will adhere to the laws of that state and will provide visits and reports at more frequent intervals if you are finalizing in the state of the child’s birth. If you are finalizing in Nevada, you are required to follow Nevada laws which require monthly visits until finalization of the adoption.

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Adoption Choices will help you to create an effective multimedia adoption profile so that the right birth family can find you.

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Books on Adoption: www.tapestrybooks.com

Virginia L. Frank- Adoption & Surrogacy Attorney: www.virginiafrank.com

Eric Stovall – Adoption & Surrogacy Attorney (Reno): www.nevadaadoptionlawyer.com

Todd Moody – Adoption Attorney (Las Vegas): www.hutchlegal.com/attorneys/t-moody

Heather Kemp –Adoption Attorneys (Las Vegas): kemp-attorneys.com

Ishi Kunin – AAAA attorney (Las Vegas): www.kunincarman.com

Kim Surratt – AAAA attorney (Reno): surrattlaw.com

Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov

National Council for Adoption: www.adoptioncouncil.org

Adoptive Families Circle (magazine): www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com

My Adoption Advisor (Adoption training, profile & website design, and online advertising): www.myadoptionadvisor.com

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys: www.adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa_member_directory.pdf

Adoption101.com: www.adoption101.com

Child Connect (A website that helps Adoptive Parents to communicate with birth parents): www.childconnect.com

Help Us Adopt: www.helpusadopt.org

Helpusadopt.org is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals -regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability- with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses.

Helping Kids Cope: www.helpingkidscope.com

This organization offers a “Parents-To-Be-Award” for waiting adoptive couples (all types of adoption considered).

Boatner Family Foundation: P.O. Box 132272, The Woodlands, TX 77393

This foundation provides grants from $1,000 up to $10,000. They require an agency approval, a financial statement, and a formal application.

Open Arms Adoption: www.open-arms.org

Open Arms Adoption grants are not restricted by country, marital status, or other considerations. Grant applications are accepted from all applicants and awarded twice annually.

Gift of Adoption Fund: www.giftofadoption.org

Applicants are evaluated based on their income, assets, liabilities, earning potential, and other financial resource opportunities. Preference is given to applicants who are experiencing extraordinary financial hardship. Grant amounts vary between $2,000 and $5,000. Grants are awarded monthly.

Show Hope: Shaohannah’s Hope: www.showhope.org

This organization was founded by Steven Curtis Chapman to provide grants to Christian families.

Parents for ME: www.parenthoodforme.org

Grants for parents pursuing parenthood via adoption or medical intervention.

Publications USA: www.publications.usa.gov

CARE: www.carefamilies.blogspot.com

A group of people who believe God’s heart for the fatherless must be lived. Our passion is to live it.

Life Song for Orphans Matching Grants: www.lifesongfororphans.org

Life Song offers matching grants (range from $2,000-$4,000), which encourage the adopting couple’s church family to financially and prayerfully support the adoption.

Abba Fund: www.abbafund.org

The Abba Fund provides financial assistance to parents who believe God is calling them to grow their families through adoption. They offer interest free covenant loans.

Adoption Financing: www.adoptionfinancing.com

Adoption financing helps adoptive families find the best financing for their needs by networking with numerous lenders.

Gift of Adoption Fund: www.giftofadoption.com Provides Grant Assistance

National Adoption Foundation: www.nafadopt.org Provides grants and loans

National Endowment for Financial Education: www.nefe.org/adoption Provides information on how to make adoption affordable

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: www.davethomasfoundation.com Provides grants assistance and general education

Lifesong for Orphans: www.lifesongfororphans.org/adoption-funding/adoption-grants/

North American Council of Adoptable Children: www.naca.org Provides information on financial resources

Family Formation Charitable Trust: www.adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/charitable-trust/applications-for-grant

World Association of Children and Parents (WACAP): www.wacap.org Provides information on financial resources

Resources4Adoption: www.resources4adoption.com Provides information on financial resources

USA Government: www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Benefits.shtml Provides information on financial resources

Levels of Openness In Adoption

Adoption is a shared gift of love between two families. Openness in adoption is a continuum and no single arrangement is right for everyone. Through careful consideration of options, a child-focused approach and commitment, you will be able to decide on the amount of openness that is right for your family.

While birth parent and adoptive parent relationships may seem awkward at first, over time, the involved individuals typically become more comfortable with the plan they have chosen and pleased with their decisions. Creating openness between the birth family and the adoptive family provides a child with a lifetime of loving and meaningful relationships. Please remember, in open adoptions and semi open adoptions, the level of openness is changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after birth.

Please Note: In the State of Nevada, written and agreed upon post adoption communication agreements are enforceable by law.

Open Adoption

In an Open Adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents are in direct contact with one another and share identifying information with each other. This type of adoption may involve the methods listed above in the semi-open adoption as well as in-person visits, without going through the Agency. The plan for openness is decided and agreed upon by both the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Open adoptions allow the child to connect more easily to his or her birth parents and to maintain a relationship. Keep in mind, the level of openness is always changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after placement; relationships change as time goes on.

Semi-Open Adoption

In a Semi-Open Adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents usually meet prior to the birth of the child, and the adoptive parents are often times present for the birth. After placement, communication, such as pictures, texting, phone calls, letters and emails, may occur. Last names and addresses of both parties are not disclosed, unless otherwise agreed upon by the birth parents and adoptive parents. This type of adoption allows for communication between the birth parents and adoptive parents while also maintaining some privacy. Keep in mind, the level of openness is always changing and shifting throughout the adoption and after placement; relationships change as time goes on.

Confidential (Closed) Adoption

In a Closed Adoption, there is no contact between birthparents and adoptive parents, with the exception of the birth parents’ non-identifying social/medical information that is provided to the adoptive parents. This type of adoption is rare in private adoption situations due to social media and the internet.

What Are My Next Steps To Adopt A Baby?

From your first contact with Adoption Choices of Nevada, we’re here to help you with the application process, home study, post-placement and all steps in between.

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LGBT Information

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been proudly assisting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) families hoping to adopt a baby since we opened our doors in 2008.

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Child Connect

ChildConnect ensures that the birth parents of his children stay connected regardless of their changing situations.

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Adoptive Family Stories

"Adoption Choices of Nevada helped us find our angel. The process was smooth and easy, and everyone was very helpful and understanding." - Laura, Adoptive Parent

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Adoption Is A Shared Gift

Building your family through adoption. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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