Foster Care

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. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please join us for an information session

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.

Becoming a foster parent
The first step in becoming a foster parent is to attend a foster care Information Session. 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. 

RSVP for an Information Session today!

For more information, call us at (702) 455-0181

At this time all Information Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish. However, if you will need an interpreter, please contact the interpreter line at 702-671-4578.

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.

For more information on our public recruitment efforts, click here.

What is Advanced Foster Care (AFC)?
AFC serves children who need extra services and supports. This is achieved by providing caregivers with the supports and additional resources they need to be successful in caring for these children. Every time a child in foster care has a placement disrupted, it creates additional trauma. By providing additional resources, AFC works towards sustainable placements that are best for the child.

For more information on advanced foster care, click here.