ADOPTION REUNION REGISTRY
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:
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.
adopted persons age 18 and over, whose adoption was
finalized in a Nevada Court.
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.
parties must have applications on file for the matching
process to proceed. Individuals may withdraw their
application at any time.
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
weight, complexion, eye and hair coloring of the parents
Education and occupation of the parents
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.