Adoption Lawyers

serving clients in Henderson, Las Vegas and other Clark County, NV cities

Adopting a child is one of the most beautiful and compassionate things you can do for a child.

This selfless act will change both your life and a child’s life forever. So it’s crucial you have an adoption lawyer by your side who knows local laws, courts, and the process completely.

Smith Legal Group can help you through the challenging and sometimes overwhelming legal process involved with adopting a new child. Our adoption lawyers have years of experience helping parents with all the legal aspects of an adoption in Nevada.

Call (702) 410-5001 for a free consultation if you are looking to adopt in Nevada. We want to be your partner in the adoption process.

Types of adoption in Nevada

Adoption is the process of taking full, legal responsibility for another person.

Typically, adoption involves a parent or parents who wish to adopt a child. But adoption can also include one adult adopting another adult.

There are many ways for prospective parents to adopt a child. Knowing more about your options can help you find the right type of adoption for you.

In this type of adoption, prospective parents work directly with the adoptee’s parents or an independent agency that connects both sets of parents.

One of the most common forms of adoption, foster care adoption involves the prospective parents working with an adoption agency that has been licensed by the state of Nevada.

This type of adoption involves a relative adopting a child, such as a grandparent adopting their grandchild. The child’s biological parents may voluntarily terminate their parental rights, or the court can step in.

Prospective adoptive parents will work with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in this type of adoption to bring a child into your family from another country. International adoptions are the most expensive option.

Nevada’s adoption laws

The state of Nevada has unique adoption laws, and child adoption is usually a two-step process. Every child has two parents, whether they have ever been involved in the child’s life or not.

Before adopting a child, the adopting party or parties must ensure that the parental rights of the child’s parents are terminated.

Once the rights have been terminated, the court will grant parental rights to the adoptive parent(s).

In Nevada, prospective parents must meet the following criteria to adopt:

  • Ability to provide for the adopted child financially while offering them a supportive and loving home.
  • Be at least 21 years old and a minimum of 10 years older than the child they wish to adopt.
  • Be an individual of good character.

Reasons to hire an adoption lawyer

Adopting a child is a loving and selfless act, but it can often turn into a headache if you don’t know how to deal with the process.

Attempting to navigate the adoption process on your own may be a mistake that costs you lots of time and money.

An adoption lawyer can help with matching services to make connections between birth mothers placing their babies for adoption and parents interested in adopting.

An adoption lawyer will also handle all the legal aspects required for a valid adoption, including the home study, consents or relinquishments, IPC compliance, petitioning for termination of parental rights, finalizing the adoption, and more.

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Smith Legal Group understands how the adoption process works, including the standards necessary to terminate the rights of biological parents.

Not every adoption is easy, but we want to ensure the process is satisfying for the adopting parents bringing a child into their family.

We can help you understand your choices and choose the right route for adoption.

Complete our submission form below or call us at (702) 410-5001 to discuss your adoption questions in a free consultation.

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