If you live near Las Vegas area and are considering adoption, you may be overwhelmed by all there is to know about local adoption resources, laws and processes. The following provides information about Las Vegas adoption agencies, home study providers and other local adoption and foster care resources to help answer your questions.
Our adoption in Nevada page provides additional information about adoption and foster care throughout the state.
Adoption Agencies in Las Vegas
From your initial adoption research through every step of the adoption process, your adoption professional can be a great source of adoption information and support.
If you are a pregnant woman or hopeful parent interested in completing the adoption process in Las Vegas, the following local and regional agencies and attorneys can help you complete your adoption in Nevada:
Foster Care Resources in Las Vegas
Becoming a foster parent can be a rewarding experience. However, there are some qualifications prospective foster parents need to meet. Foster parents in the state of Nevada must be at least 21 years old, have a landline phone and sufficient income to meet their financial needs.
The process to become a foster parent in Las Vegas includes a criminal records check, home safety inspection, training and more. More information about fostering is available on our Nevada adoption information page.
Your local foster care agency can also provide additional information about the requirements and process to become a foster parent in Las Vegas. Contact one of these local foster resources for more information:
- Jude’s Ranch for Children
- Eagle Quest
- Bamboo Sunrise
- Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth
- Apple Grove
Home Study Providers in Las Vegas
Every adoptive and foster parent in Las Vegas must complete a Nevada home study, which includes an inspection of the home, criminal background and child abuse history checks, medical examinations, personal interviews and more.
To learn more about the home study process and requirements in Nevada, visit our state adoption information page, or contact one of the following trusted home study providers in your area:
- 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.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Nevada home study providers.
Hospitals in Las Vegas
When the time finally comes to welcome the new baby, the prospective birth mother will create a hospital plan. If you are considering adoption for your baby, your hospital plan will include all of your preferences for the hospital stay — who will be in the delivery room with you, who will hold your baby first, and more.
As you begin planning your hospital stay, you will work closely with your adoption professional, who will inform the delivery hospital of your wishes. Here are some local hospitals in Las Vegas that you may be working with:
- Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
- Mountain View Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
- University Medical Center
1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
- Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
5400 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
- Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
657 Town Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89114
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt in Las Vegas
Each state differs in its adoption laws, qualifications and requirements for adoptive and birth parents. This section provides an overview of the types of regulations impacting birth mothers and adoptive parents in Las Vegas. More detailed information about state laws and adoption processes in Nevada is available on our state adoption information page.
The legal adoption process involves the termination of the birth parents’ parental rights. To place a baby for adoption in Nevada and legally terminate your rights, you must consent to the adoption according to state laws. If you are considering an adoption plan for your baby in Las Vegas, the information you need about consent and relinquishment, as well as additional information about birth father rights, is available here.
For Adoptive Parents
Adoptive parents must meet certain qualifications to be legally eligible to adopt in Nevada. If you are considering growing your family through adoption in Las Vegas, you will need to meet certain age and residency requirements and complete the Nevada adoption home study. Information about these laws, as well as laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization and advertising, is outlined here.
Every adoption must be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, find more information about finalizing your adoption in Clark County.
Things to do in Las Vegas
If you are an adoptive parent and your child is born in or around Las Vegas, you will likely find yourself in the area visiting your baby’s birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Las Vegas before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: