Nevada

Adoption Resource Coordinator

In our Nevada office, our Adoption Resource Coordinator serves as an advocate and liaison for adoptive families and helps them identify, locate, and access information and resources. The Resource Coordinator maintains information on Nevada resource agencies and organizations, service providers and informational topics of relevance. In addition, the Coordinator provides support and advocates for the development, expansion and/or improvement of services for pre and post-adoptive families.

For more information on the services above, contact the Nevada Office at 702-436-6335 or by email.

Additional Resources

Lending Library

The Adoption Exchange also houses a Lending Library that allows you to borrow books about adoption and adoption issues. The Lending Library carries an extensive selection of materials specific to adoption and foster care available to you at no cost. Many of these materials are not available through public libraries.

The Lending Library topics include:

Children's Books - Drug Exposure - Family Relations - General Adoption - Grief & Trauma Healing - Kinship - Mental Illness - Parenting Advice - Physical/Learning Disabilities - Professionals - Search & Reunion - Sexual Abuse - Special Needs Adoption - Transracial

Support Groups

Support Groups

Group Name Description Website
Adoptive Families Circle Connect with other adoptive families to share experiences and ask questions. http://www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com/groups/
The Center A variety of social and support groups, some Center-sponsored and some peer-led, meet at The Center to bring together like-minded individuals of every gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and interest throughout the month. http://thecenterlv.org/resources/lgbtqfamilysupport/
http://thecenterlv.org/programs/socialsupportgroups/
http://thecenterlv.org/programs/families/
http://thecenterlv.org/programs/youth/
Grace Point Church Foster Parents' Night Out Event held the first Friday of every month. The link is live the Saturday following each event, and it closes two days before each event. https://gracepointvegas.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=33
Hope Church Hope Church has a monthly support group that meets on the First Monday of every month (pending holidays) and childcare is provided for anyone that RSVPs. Our goal is that you walk out of a support meeting and don’t feel alone on this journey. For more information, contact Carly Souza at 702.480.5908 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). https://www.fosteringhopelv.com/events/
Las Vegas Foster Change Meetup Scheduled (and spontaneous) events in this group include: play dates, family events, respite opportunities, parents night outs, and support groups, and training meetings! In addition, we encourage members to post their own events- like play dates and family outings as we build our foster, adoptive, and kinship family community! https://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Foster-Change-Meetup/

Resources

Resource Name Description Website
Boys Town Nevada ​Boys Town Nevada opened its doors in 1991, bringing an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need in the Las Vegas area.

If you have a child, chances are you’ve had your fair share of challenging days. Boys Town Common Sense Parenting® classes are here to help.
https://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.adoptex.org/uploads/files/2018_CSP.pdf
https://www.adoptex.org/uploads/files/2018_CSP_Spanish.pdf
CPLC CPLC programs are culturally-competent, family-focused and are designed to promote healthy, independent living. In response to a society whose challenges are mounting at an alarming pace, CPLC promotes wellness and encourages self-dignity, self-sufficiency, and most importantly, family growth and preservation. http://cplcnevada.org/Programs/IHHS
Foster Kinship Foster Kinship provides free programs for kinship caregivers: Kinship Navigator Services and Child Welfare Training. http://www.fosterkinship.org/programs/dfs/
http://www.fosterkinship.org/kinship-resources/clark-county-kinship-resources/
http://www.fosterkinship.org/kinship-resources/national-kinship-resources/
nvpartnership4training The Nevada Partnership for Training is proud to offer a variety of training opportunities for professionals who work with children, youth and families. Our goal is to help you develop your skills by providing training that is relevant, informative and convenient. http://nvpartnership4training.com/ot/ClassDescriptions.aspx
Olive Crest Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family. Olive Crest's Strong Families program and Family Resource Center are two of the many resources offered to Nevada families. https://www.adoptex.org/uploads/files/Olive_Crest.pdf
SAFY Family Resources Parenting isn't easy. Whether you're a biological parent, foster parent, grandparent or kinship parent, SAFY is here to help. Our library of parenting resources developed by our clinical experts offer a variety of helpful tips to improve the safety and well-being of children and families. http://www.safy.org/family-resources.php
Adoption Exchange Colorado

Funding for the Nevada web pages provided by a IV-B/2 Adoption Support Grant through the State of Nevada, Division of Child & Family Services.