Inspired by Children. Committed to Families. Defined by Love.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it is for you and a child when you choose to open your heart to a young person in need of a temporary home!
There are approximately 3,000 children in Clark County foster care, from toddlers to teenagers.
Most of the children simply need a place to reside temporarily before they are returned to their biological families.
For those children who can’t return home, adoption provides them with a permanent family to call their own.
Foster and adoptive parents are a valuable resource for children, their biological families and the entire community.
What is foster care?
Foster parenting is about believing and investing in the future of a child and their biological family. Our foster and adoptive program is designed to provide temporary care of children who are unable to reside with their biological families. Children in foster care need strong and supportive caretakers who are willing to work with their biological families and the Department of Family Services to reunify them with their families.
To learn more about Clark County’s foster care program, we invite you to attend one of our foster care Information Sessions. The information session is designed to provide you with what you need to know to assist you in making an informed decision about becoming a foster parent. Additionally, upon your request we’ll gladly mail to you an information booklet that provides an overview of the County’s foster care program.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed foster parent, the first step is to attend one of the free information sessions.
County facilities will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. All inperson trainings and information session are cancelled until further notice. Out of an abundance of caution
Our team along with Clark County Management are continuing to monitor and address concerns around the coronavirus situation in coordination with state, local, and federal health officials. We will continue to work with the community to provide essential family services while taking appropriate precautionary measures to protect families and staff. Families that require support or additional resources are instructed to contact their assigned workers. To keep up with updates as they become available visit: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/faqs/
As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, the Department of Family Services (DFS) is adapting to find new opportunities to provide safe, and stable homes for children in our care. Starting April 21, DFS will resume foster care information sessions to accommodate families looking to get licensed.
DFS will also offer online training classes for families already enrolled. DFS will make direct contact and provide specific dates/instructions to access classes.
Both the information and training classes will be conducted through Webex. Families that are interested in becoming a foster home, please visit countmein.vegas and fill out the interest/RSVP form located under the foster care information session tab.
The May information schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday, May 5, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, May 19, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m.
*Please note the RSVP deadlines:
Monday, 1 pm for Tuesday Information Sessions and
Friday, 1 pm for Saturday Information Sessions
What is Interim care?
Interim Care Homes or ICare Homes are family based homes that are licensed to provide emergency interim care for children from birth to five years of age, or children over the age of five and under the age of 18, or a mix of older and younger children in cases involving sibling groups. A monthly retainer fee will be paid to the ICare parent to maintain openings in their home for emergency placements. Click here to view the ICare flyer.