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Guide to Adoption in Nevada

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The Nevada Adoption Reunion Registry was established in 1979 and is maintained by the Division of Child and Family Services. This mutual consent registry assists adult adoptee, birth parents, and relatives in conducting searches for each other if the other eligible party or parties have filed applications agreeing to the release of identifying information. Those eligible to register are:

  1. Birth parents who relinquished their rights or consented to a child’s adoption through a public or private adoption agency in Nevada, or whose parental rights were terminated by court order in Nevada.
  2. Adult adopted persons age 18 and over, whose adoption was finalized in a Nevada Court.
  3. Birth relatives related within the third degree of consanguinity of the adoptee. Written consent from the birth parent is required before identifying information regarding the adoptee can be released to a relative.

All eligible parties must have applications on file for the matching process to proceed. Individuals may withdraw their application at any time.

Non-identifying information:
Adoption records may also be accessed to assist adoptee, birth and adoptive parents who may request non-identifying information. The request must be made in writing. Examples of non-identifying information may include:

  • Age of the birth parents or adoptive parents at the time of adoption
  • Height, weight, complexion, eye and hair coloring of the parents
  • Education and occupation of the parents
  • Health histories

For further information or to request an application, contact the Nevada Adoption Registry at 4126 Technology Way, Third Floor, Carson City, Nevada 89706, (775) 684-4415, or follow the link to the Nevada Adoption Registry page.

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Carson City, NV 89706 
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