Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Reno

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Reno, Nevada

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Reno, Nevada or in the Washoe County region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in Washoe County, Nevada who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Nevada may be found on our Nevada State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Reno and throughout Washoe County, Nevada are:

Pregnancy Clinics in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada

Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The provider of affordable prenatal care in the Reno, Nevada area is:

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Reno with limited financial resources is provided at Nevada Health Link.

Hospitals Serving Reno, Nevada

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Reno and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:

Completing the Home Study in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada

The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Reno area:

Adoption Choices of Nevada
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Become A Foster Parent In Reno, Nevada

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Washoe County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Washoe County Foster Care or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Nevada, the matter will be filed through the Filing Office of the Second Judicial District Court.

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