When it comes to adoption resources, the Internet has a wealth of information. However, it’s rare that it’s all tailored to your exact location. To make your search for Reno adoption resources easier, we’ve compiled a list of adoption-related professionals and institutions that might be useful to you in the city.
As a national adoption agency, we’re partial to our own services at American Adoptions. Whether it’s birth parent counseling or helping families grieve their infertility and get excited about adoption, we’re here for the people we work with every step of the way. Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions also gives both adoptive families and birth parents access to more adoption services, more potential adoption opportunities, decreased wait times, more accurate cost estimates, and more.
However, if you feel we’re not the right fit to complete your Reno adoption, there are some other Nevada adoption professionals that may be able to help:
In every adoption, you’ll need legal representation to make sure that all of Nevada’s specific adoption laws are being adhered to. If you choose to work with American Adoptions, you’ll be connected to your own legal representation and won’t need to hire a separate attorney. However, if you don’t work with American Adoptions, you may want to contact one of the following Reno adoption lawyers:
As a domestic adoption agency, American Adoptions is not involved with foster care in Reno. However, it’s still a topic that’s very near and dear to us. If you’re interested in foster parenting or adopting from Reno’s foster care system, contact one of the following agencies:
Every hopeful adoptive family must initially go through a home study before they can adopt a child — or even begin the matching process with a pregnant woman considering adoption. In Reno, some trusted home study providers are:
If you think you may be more interested in pursuing an international adoption in Reno, reach out to Nightlight Christian Adoptions for more information.
If you’re a pregnant woman who’s considering adoption and planning to give birth in Reno, you’ll want to work with your adoption specialist to create a hospital plan. Much like a typical birth plan, an adoption hospital plan will outline exactly how you want your birthing experience to go, with additional details included about how you’d like to interact with both your baby and his or her adoptive family.
If you’re traveling to the area to adopt from a pregnant woman who lives in Reno, the first time you meet your baby will most likely take place in one of the following locations. Don’t forget to bring a camera to remember the day!
If you’re adopting in Reno, you’ll visit the City of Reno Municipal Court to finalize your child’s adoption with a judge.
If you’re visiting the state to complete an adoption, don’t feel like you have to sit in your hotel while all the legal proceedings play out. Reno has plenty to offer its visitors; get out and explore!
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