FAQs about Adoption

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Many people decide to consult a family law attorney about adoption because they struggle with infertility and cannot have their own biological children.

Others seek the counsel of an adoption attorney because they feel compelled to help a child in need.

Regardless of your reasons, adoption offers the opportunity to welcome a child into your family. It gives that child a second chance at life.

Below are legal answers to 4 frequently asked questions about adoption in Nevada. If you have additional questions, please visit our adoption page.

Am I eligible to adopt a child in Nevada?

If you successfully navigate the adoption process, you’re likely eligible to adopt a child in Nevada.

Your family law attorney will review your unique situation and explain the criteria for adoption.

Individuals of any race, religion, income, and marital status can apply for adoption. However, you must be over the age of 21 and at least 10 years older than the child you apply to adopt.

No preference is given to those who rent versus those who own their own homes.

Can I specify adoption preferences?

On your application, you can specify the preferred age, sex, ethnic background, and the number of children you prefer. You can discuss these preferences during the home study process.

What information will I receive?

You’ll be provided with all of the information about the child’s background that is available to the adoption agency.

The birth parents may choose to limit identifying information. Sometimes, adopting parents may directly contact the birth parents to gather relevant information.

What does the adoption process involve?

After you apply to adopt a child, you’ll go through the home study process. This is a type of screening tool that also serves to provide you with the necessary information.

During the home study process, the adoption agency staff will get to know you and your family, review your references, and conduct fingerprint and background clearances.

Adoption Attorneys in Nevada

Smith Legal Group understands how the adoption process works. understand the adoption process. Contact our Henderson, NV office at 702-410-5001 to request a free consultation if you need help meeting the required standards to welcome a new child or adult into your family. Our team of Adoption attorneys work to alleviate all the legal complexities associated with adoption, including terminating the parental rights of the child’s biological parents, a necessary step for adoption if the parents do not consent.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this blog post should be construed as legal advice. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in this blog post without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.