What Are the Requirements for Adopting a Child in Nevada?


Adopting a child is a serious commitment, which no one should enter into lightly. Whether adopting a child on your own or with a spouse or partner, you will want to carefully consider whether you are fully capable of handling the responsibility. Adopting a child can be the most rewarding decision you will ever make, but it is also a commitment which lasts a lifetime.

The state of Nevada has put certain eligibility requirements in place in order for individuals to adopt a child. Given the gravity of the choice to begin the adoption process, it is important that you have fully reviewed these qualifications, and made sure that you and your spouse or partner are eligible under state law to adopt.

To adopt a child in Nevada, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must have sufficient income to take care of a child;
  2. You must be a legal resident of the state of Nevada;
  3. You must be able to provide a safe and loving environment for the child to be raised in;
  4. You must be at least 21-year-old;
  5. You must be at least 10 years older than the child you are adopting;
  6. You must meet certain character standards, including passing a background check;
  7. Your spouse or partner must also be a willing participant in the adoption process if you are married or in a relationship.

Because there are numerous hurdles you may face while going through the adoption process, it is important to have a skilled lawyer by your side to provide proper guidance and preparation. The right lawyer will assist you in filing paperwork, passing background checks, and generally expediting the application process.

Begin Your Family, with the Help of Ford & Friedman

At Ford & Friedman, our Henderson adoption attorneys have been helping the people of Nevada make their families complete for years. We offer compassionate and knowledgeable counsel in numerous types of adoption cases, and promise to do everything in our power to ensure you can begin life with your child sooner rather than later.

Adoption services we provide representation for include:

  1. Open and closed adoptions;
  2. International and interstate adoptions;
  3. Stepparent, grandparent and other relative adoptions;
  4. Parental rights termination and consensual forfeiture;
  5. Coordination with adoption agencies and independent biological parents;
  6. Coordination with adoption agencies and the foster care system;
  7. Surrogacy and reproductive rights services.

Do what’s best for your family, and hire a lawyer who cares. Contact Ford & Friedman for all your adoption needs today.

To get started, give us a call at (702) 904-9898, or fill out or contact form online. Someone from our office will get back to you shortly.

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