If you are interested in adopting, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Reno, Nevada area, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. For additional resources, visit our Nevada State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Reno

One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is the home study it is required for every adoption. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. It generally includes questions about family history, personal background, health & financial information. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies near the Reno area:

  • A Child’s Dream
  • 775-626-6155
  • “A Child's Dream of Nevada is a licensed non-profit adoption agency (Licensed # L8-747993) that has nearly 20 years of experience serving birth mothers and adoptive parents throughout the state of Nevada.”
  • Adoption Choices of Nevada
  • 775-825-4673
  • “Adoption Choices of Nevada is a local, private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state of Nevada. We have been assisting children, birth parents, and adoptive parents since 2002…We would be delighted to meet with you, answer your questions about adoption, and explain the process, wait time, and fees for our services. Orientations are confidential and offered at no cost to you.”
  • Catholic Charities of Nevada
  • 775-322-7073
  • “Catholic Charities Adoption Services has been providing adoption services since 1941. Through ethics and leadership, Adoption Services compassionately serves children throughout their lives by guiding, educating and empowering birth families, adoptive families and the community.”

Reno Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

Like the home study, there are several basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in or near Reno, contact these local adoption agencies below:

Foster Care Resources

Is Foster Adoption right for you? Are you interested in adopting an infant from foster care? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is your best fit.

  • JC Family Services
  • 775-825-7500
  • “JC Family Services believes each client is unique and it is our responsibility to provide the healing intervention that is required to help each individual in their journey through life's challenges.”
  • Koinonia Family Services
  • 775-826-1113
  • “Family is the cornerstone of society and our primary focus. Our commitment is exemplified by optimism, resilience, determination, hard work and unconditional love.”
  • Mountain Circle
  • 775-825-9995
  • “Mountain Circle Family Services is a non-profit community based organization committed to ensuring stability and life sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children.”
  • Washoe County Services
  • 775-328-2000
  • “Washoe County Department of Social Services has a legal responsibility under Nevada Revised Statutes ("NRS") 432B.030 to administer child welfare services. As a result, the Department must provide adoption services. NRS Chapter 127 includes statutes, which specifically govern the adoption of children, as well as adults, and NRS Chapter 128 addresses termination of parental rights. The goal of the WCDSS Adoption Program is the adoption of children who are without permanent families.”

Hospitals in Reno

Adoptive Parents and Birth Mothers will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Reno:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Virginia, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. Contact these county courts regarding the finalization hearing:

  • Carson City
  • 775-887-2082
  • 885 East Musser Street, Suite 3031, Carson City, Nevada 89701
  • Douglas County
  • 775-782-9820
  • District Court Clerk’s Office, 1038 Buckeye Rd. Minden, Nevada 89423

Local Attractions

Check out some of Reno’s local attractions. If you enjoy casinos, Reno has several you can visit, the Peppermill Casino, Silver Legacy Casino, and more. You can check out the National Automobile Museum, or catch a game at the Reno Aces Ballpark. If you love wildlife, this city offers an awesome attraction called the Animal Ark. These sites will be sure to keep you amazed and entertained. See more local attractions below: