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An adoption is a joyous time to celebrate a new addition to a family. Adoptions warm the heart and put a smile on the faces of not only parents and children involved in the adoption but also the Judge. In fact, Clark County Courts celebrate adoptions each year with a special event called Adoption Day. Many of the Judges in Clark County take photographs with the family and try to make the adoption process a fun filled event.
Read below to learn more about the adoption laws in Nevada and to better understand the adoption process. Call us at (702) 474-7007 if you have any questions.
A biological Father, who is not married to the child’s biological Mother, may execute the Consent to Adoption at anytime during the pregnancy. The Consent to Adoption signed by the biological Father is valid unless one of the following occurs: the biological Father and the biological Mother marry before the child is born, the biological Mother does not execute a Consent to Adoption within six (6) months after the child’s birth; or the Petition for Adoption is not filed within two (2) years after the child’s birth.
Unlike the biological Father, the biological Mother cannot execute the Consent to Adoption until the child is born. In addition, the Consent to Adoption may not be signed until seventy-two (72) hours after the child’s birth.
In order to proceed with an adoption, the parental rights of the natural parents must be terminated. (we can also help you with information on termination of parental rights). Once the termination occurs, a Petition for Adoption is filed which sets forth the requirements for the adoption.
Some adoption requirements are as follows:
The adoption process is relatively straight forward. The steps to complete an adoption are as follows:
Adoption of Adults In Nevada
Not only are children adopted, Nevada also permits the adoption of adults. A person over the age of majority may be adopted by another adult so long as the person adopting is not their spouse.
The biological parents of the person being adopted are not required to sign a Consent to Adoption. In most cases, the biological parents are not required to be provided with service of the Petition for Adoption, it is up to the discretion of the Judge hearing the matter.
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