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Nevada’s Big Give 2017

Thursday Mar 23, 2017 MST

For More Information: Ben Lusz • blusz@adoptex.org

Adoption Exchange Colorado Event: Nevada’s Big Give 2017

Waiting is Hard

The Issue

  • 4,485 Nevada children are in foster care
  • 1,998 Nevada children in foster care are waiting for adoption
  • 259* Nevada children will leave foster care without a formal connection

AFCARS – 2015, *Annie E. Casey Foundation – 2014

The Adoption Exchange Solution, since 1983

  • 8,401 children connected
  • 68,250 inquiring families served
  • $5,000 per child for intensive recruitment services, every child deserves


The Adoption Exchange believes every child deserves a family. Therefore, we connect children who wait in foster care with families who want to adopt. We provide support and expertise before, during, and after the adoption process. 

The core programs of The Adoption Exchange include:

  • Child-Focused Family Recruitment: Potential adoptive families are recruited through a variety of effective and innovative activities (i.e., targeted matching events) that have established The Adoption Exchange as a national leader in the field; we support these families throughout their foster-to-adopt process.
  • Education and Training: Child welfare professionals, foster families, and adoptive families are provided with training and knowledge-building opportunities through The Adoption Exchange's pre-adoption classes, webinars, and trainings. Additionally, we house the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment, which provides technical assistance and capacity building to child welfare agencies and professionals. This program serves all 50 states and United States tribes and territories.
  • Post-Adoption Services: Information, resources, training, and access to adoption-competent therapeutic supports are provided to sustain and support adoptive families to ensure permanency for children. 

On March 23, 2017, join thousands of Nevadans in supporting The Adoption Exchange during Nevada’s Big Give. For the 6th annual event, join together and support Nevada organizations in 24 hours of online giving. Nevada's Big Give is one extraordinary day to make a real impact - every donation you make gives The Adoption Exchange the chance to win financial prizes while also furthering our mission.

Help Us End the Wait.