As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in Henderson, you likely have many questions about how to adopt or place a baby for adoption in Nevada. Fortunately, there are plenty of local adoption professionals available to assist you through the adoption process and answer any questions you might have about adoption in Henderson.
Visit our How to Adopt in Nevada page for additional resources and information about adoption in your state.
Henderson Adoption Professionals
To begin the adoption process, one of the first steps adoptive parents and birth mothers should take is to choose an adoption professional. This professional will work with you through every step of the adoption, and it is important to choose a professional that can meet all of your individual needs.
Some prospective birth parents and adoptive families prefer to work with a local or regional adoption agency. The following adoption professionals are located in the Henderson area and have experience completing local adoptions:
How to Become a Foster Parent in Henderson
To become a foster parent or to adopt from the foster care system in Nevada, you must meet certain age requirements and complete a home study process that includes criminal records checks, home safety inspections, a medical exam and more. More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Nevada is available on our state adoption information page.
The following local agencies and resources can also provide additional information about becoming a foster parent in the Henderson area:
Home Study Providers in Henderson
For adoptive parents, the home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process. The Nevada home study includes an interview process that gathers important information about you, your family, home and history and ensures you are ready to provide a stable and nurturing home to a child.
For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our Nevada adoption information page.
It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a licensed home study provider in Nevada:
- Premier Adoption
Premier Adoption Agency is a Nevada=licensed home study and full service adoption agency. Premier Adoption takes the guesswork out of the home study evaluation and adoption process.
- Adoption Choices of Nevada
Adoption Choices of Nevada is a Nevada licensed child-placing agency with staff in the Reno and Las Vegas areas that can provide services throughout the entire state. Adoption Choices of Nevada provides home study and post-placement services and can also counsel and match adoptive families and prospective birth parents.
Hospitals in Henderson
One of the most emotional parts of the adoption process, both for birth parents and adoptive families, is the time spent in the hospital when the baby is born. It is entirely up to the birth mother to decide how she would like her hospital stay to go.
If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, you will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure everything happens exactly as you want it to. When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, here are some Henderson area hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus
3001 St. Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
- Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican San Martin Campus
8280 W. Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Find additional local hospitals, as well as other adoption and foster care resources, in nearby Las Vegas, Nevada.
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Many adoptive and birth parents in Henderson have questions about local adoption laws and regulations. These laws are determined by the state and are the same in Henderson as they are in Las Vegas, Reno, and anywhere else in the state.
The following provides an overview of the types of laws regulating Nevada adoptions. More detailed Nevada adoption information is available here.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
Some of the most important adoption laws for prospective birth parents are those regarding consent and relinquishment. According to Nevada law, consent can be executed by the baby’s mother 72 hours after birth, and fathers may consent prior to the child’s birth. More information about consent and relinquishment, birth father rights and more is available on our state information page.
Laws for Adoptive Families
Hopeful adoptive parents often wonder what types of adoption professionals they can work with, what adoption expenses they can pay, and even whether they meet the eligibility requirements to adopt in Nevada. This information, along with other Nevada adoption laws and home study information, can be found here.
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in Henderson, Nevada, find information about finalizing your adoption in Clark County.
Things to do in Henderson
If you are adopting a child from the Henderson area, you may find yourself spending some time in the city, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. Here are some fun local attractions to visit if you are looking for ways to spend your time in Henderson:
- Clark County Heritage Museum
- Lion Habitat Ranch
- Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
- Lake Las Vegas
- River Mountain Loop Trail