Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship. It grants the adoptive parent(s) all the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent and gives the child being adopted all the social, emotional and legal rights and responsibilities of a family member. When the goal for a child in foster care becomes adoption rather than reunification with his or her biological parents, the current foster parent(s) often decides to adopt. If for some reason the foster parent decides not to adopt a child in their care, then the agency looks for an adoptive resource.
To learn more about foster care and adoption, please contact us at (702) 455-0181 or email your name, address and phone number to clarkcountyfostercare@ClarkCountyNV.gov and we will mail you a booklet that explains how you begin the foster parent licensing and adoption process! You also can view an online version of our foster care inquiry booklet.
For more information, visit this website http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/adoption