State of Nevada


Division of Child and Family Services





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A Pledge of Responsibility for Children

We accept responsibility for Children
  Who sneak popsicles before supper,
Who erase holes in math workbooks,
Who never find their shoes.
And we accept responsibility for those
  Who canít bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers,
Who are born in places we wouldnít be caught dead,
Who never go to the circus,
Who live in an X-rated world. 
And we accept responsibility for children
  Who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,
Who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money. 
And we accept responsibility for those
  Who never get dessert,
Who have no safe blanket to drag behind them,
Who canít find any bread to steal,
Who donít have rooms to clean up,
Whose pictures arenít on anybodyís dresser,
Whose monsters are real. 
We accept responsibility for those
  Who spend all their allowance before Tuesday,
Who like ghost stories,
Who shove dirty clothes under the bed, and never rinse
out the tub,
Who get visits from the tooth fairy.
And we accept responsibility for those
  Whose nightmares come in the daytime,
Who have never seen a dentist,
Who arenít spoiled by anybody. 
We accept responsibility for children who want to be carried and for those who must,
For those we never give up on, and for those who donít get a second chance.
For those we smotherÖand for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.
**Adapted from Ina J. Hughes

Children Available for Adoption

Adoption Exchange Information

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Table of Contents

Adoption in Nevada

Frequently Asked Questions

Special Needs Children in Foster Care Awaiting Adoption

Adoption Assistance Program (Subsidy) for Special Needs Children

Adoption Exchanges

Infant Adoptions

Interstate Adoption

International / Inter-country Adoption

Fees for Adoption Services

Birth Parents: Planning for Your Child

Post Adoption Services

Nevada Adoption Reunion Registry

International Soundex Registry

Offices Providing Information and Adoption Services

Licensed Private Child Placing Adoption Agencies

Adoption Support Information and Services

Suggested Readings and Videos

Glossary of Terms

Full Document Print Version (pdf)

Contact Us: Questions Specific to Adoption





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Arrow Survival Guide (pdf)
Arrow Notice to Patients Regarding the Destruction of Health Care Records (pdf)
Arrow Child Abuse Prevention Brochure (pdf)
Arrow Children's Mental Health Brochure (pdf)
Arrow Systems Advocate Brochure (pdf)
Arrow Youth Parole Brochure (pdf)
Arrow Records Request Policy (pdf)
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Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706 
Phone: (775) 684-4400            Fax:  (775) 684-4455

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