For National Adoption Awareness Month, Nevada has created an event called “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family” to support older youth in foster care.
“We must remember that the older youth need homes too,” said Tracey Somers, the rural region adoption recruiter for the state Division of Child and Family Services. “Adolescence is a time in life where supportive adults and caring role models are needed in critical ways. Every child is adoptable, and there is a family out there for every child, we just need to find them.”
National Adoption Month activities in Nevada
- Nov. 18 – 50 families will have their adoptions finalized in Family Court in Clark County
- Nov. 20 – 17 adoptions will be finalized in Washoe County.
- Nov. 21 – A celebration for National Adoption Month at the Boys and Girls Club of Elko from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- 10 adoptions for children from rural counties will be finalized in the month of November.
For more information on how to become a foster/adoptive family in Clark County call Clark County Dept. of Family Services at(702) 455-0181.
For more information on how to become a foster/adoptive family in the Rural Region call (888) 423-2659.
For more information on how to become a foster/adoptive family in Washoe County call (775) 337-4470 or visitwww.haveaheartnv.org.