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Licensed, Nonprofit, Private, Professional Agency

Nevada Adoption and Surrogacy Agency

Adoption Choices of Nevada is a local, private, non-profit adoption and surrogacy agency licensed by the state of Nevada. We have been assisting children, birth parents, and adoptive parents since 2002 and gestational carrier surrogates and intended parents since 2017. We have two locations in Nevada including Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV. We would be delighted to meet with you, answer your questions about adoption, and explain the process, wait time, and fees for our services. Orientations for birth mothers are confidential and offered at no cost to you.

Lainie Burak, LSW, MSW

Lainie Burak, LSW, MSW

Executive Director

My name is Lainie Burak and I am the Social Services Director for Adoption Choices of Nevada. I am a licensed social worker, have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have been working in the field of Adoption since 1999. I have been working with Adoption Choices of Nevada since 2008. As Social Services Director, I spend time supporting both adoptive and birth parents on their journey to adoption. Being adopted myself, I am passionate about honesty and integrity in adoption, and I hope to help others by sharing my personal and professional experience. In my free time, I love spending time with my family outdoors, hiking, and reading.

Kristy Sauter, LSW

Kristy Sauter, LSW

Adoption Specialist

Jackie Gay, LSW, LCSW

Jackie Gay, LSW, LCSW

Adoption Home Study Specialist

My name is Jackie Gay and I have worked for Adoption Choices of Nevada as a Home Study Specialist since 2012. I have been a social worker for 30 years and a clinical social worker for 23 years. My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the California State University, Sacramento with an emphasis on children and families. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, and reading biographies.

Dorothy Paul, LSW

Dorothy Paul, LSW

Adoption Home Study Worker

Cristina Hooper, LSW

Cristina Hooper, LSW

Adoption Social Worker

Nancy O’Neill, LSW

Nancy O’Neill, LSW

Surrogacy Program Director

My name is Nancy O’Neill and I am the Surrogacy Program Director for Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. I am a licensed social worker, bringing a career of knowledge and experience from the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. I have over 13 years of experience in the adoption field, including holding the position as the State Adoption Program Specialist. I began working with Adoption Choices in 2015. It has been my pleasure to have spent the last four and a half years working with young women who have a desire to help others experience the joy of parenthood and matching them with intended parents who are unable to have a child on their own.

Faith Smith

Faith Smith

Legal Assistant / ICPC Specialist

My name is Faith Smith and I have been working for Adoption Choices of Nevada since 2010. I have a Paralegal Degree and enjoy assisting families in their journey to adoption. I feel blessed to share in the moment an adoptive family bonds with their baby and the birth parents. There is no greater love or sacrifice than the love for a child.

Erica Palmer

Erica Palmer

Legal Assistant

My name is Erica Palmer and I am a Legal Assistant for Adoption Choices of Nevada. I have been working for Adoption Choices of Nevada since 2016. I love working with the team members in the Reno office. We truly feel like a family. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and outdoor activities.

Lainie Burak, LSW, MSW

Lainie Burak, LSW, MSW

Executive Director

My name is Lainie Burak and I am the Social Services Director for Adoption Choices of Nevada. I am a licensed social worker, have a…

Kristy Sauter, LSW

Kristy Sauter, LSW

Adoption Specialist

Jackie Gay, LSW, LCSW

Jackie Gay, LSW, LCSW

Adoption Home Study Specialist

My name is Jackie Gay and I have worked for Adoption Choices of Nevada as a Home Study Specialist since 2012. I have been a…

Dorothy Paul, LSW

Dorothy Paul, LSW

Adoption Home Study Worker

Cristina Hooper, LSW

Cristina Hooper, LSW

Adoption Social Worker

Nancy O’Neill, LSW

Nancy O’Neill, LSW

Surrogacy Program Director

My name is Nancy O’Neill and I am the Surrogacy Program Director for Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. I am a licensed social worker,…

Faith Smith

Faith Smith

Legal Assistant / ICPC Specialist

My name is Faith Smith and I have been working for Adoption Choices of Nevada since 2010. I have a Paralegal Degree and enjoy assisting…

Erica Palmer

Erica Palmer

Legal Assistant

My name is Erica Palmer and I am a Legal Assistant for Adoption Choices of Nevada. I have been working for Adoption Choices of Nevada…

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If your life has been touched by adoption, or if you are simply interested in helping children, birth parents and adoptive parents, you now have the opportunity to give tax-deductible gifts to our new Tomorrow’s Hope Fund.

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