Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Las Vegas, Nevada
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Las Vegas, Nevada or in the Clark 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 Clark County 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 Las Vegas and Clark 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 Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada are:
- First Choice Pregnancy Services
- Southern Nevada Health District
- Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada, Inc.
Pregnancy Clinics in Las Vegas and Clark 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 Las Vegas and throughout Clark County is:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Las Vegas with limited financial resources is provided at Nevada Health Link.
Hospitals Serving Las Vegas, Nevada
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Las Vegas and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Las Vegas and Clark 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 Las Vegas area:
Adoption Choices of Nevada
Our caring and professional staff has over 60 years of combined adoption experience. We are leaders in the adoption community with a genuine commitment to a sensitive, comprehensive, and supportive experience for all involved in the adoption journey.
Open Arms Adoption Agency
Open Arms Adoption Agency is nonsectarian and non-judgmental, providing an array of social services and programs to anyone regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
Become A Foster Parent In Las Vegas, Nevada
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Clark County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Clark County Foster Care or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Nevada, the courthouse in Clark County where the matter will be filed and heard is the Family Law Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court.
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