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What are the steps in the adoption process in Nevada?

All children in Nevada deserve to have loving parents who provide them with safe and supportive homes in which to grow and thrive. Sometimes prospective parents in Nevada choose to adopt a child. Adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family, but there are steps that need to be taken to legally adopt a child.

First of all, potential parents need to attend an orientation course, and then they must also complete courses that will prepare them for becoming an adoptive parent. After that, a home study will be performed. Following that, a child will be selected for the adoptive parents. This is done through a certain process that matches children and adoptive parents.

Once a child is selected, he or she will have visits with his or her prospective parents. After the child is placed in the care of the adoptive parents, the parents will receive support services and supervision for at least six months. Finally, after all that is done, the parents will go to court to formally and legally finalize the adoption.

There are many children in Nevada in need of parents, and there are adults in Nevada who, for very personal reasons, choose adoption. Adoption benefits children and parents in the state, but it is important that all the necessary steps are taken to ensure the child and parents are a good fit for one another. This will help ensure that the adoption is successful. If an adult in Nevada is interested in adoption, it can help to consult with a family law attorney, who can describe the adoption process in further detail.

Source: dcfs.nv.gov, "Guide To Adoption In Nevada - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)," Accessed Sept. 4, 2017

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