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For Nevada adoption related information and records:
Nevada Department of Human Resources
Division of Child and Family Services
6171 West Charleston Boulevard, Building 15
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 486-7633
Fax: (702) 486-7626
Requesting Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults and adoptive parents may obtain non-identifying information.
Requesting Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through the registry.
Using the State of Nevada Adoption Registry: The following persons may use the registry: adopted adults age 18 or older, adoptive parents, birth parents, and persons related within the third degree of consanguinity.
Contact: State of Nevada Adoption Registry
711 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89710
(702) 687-5982
The Division of Child and Family Services and Nevada licensed child placing agencies offer two important services to birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and relatives related to adoptees within the third degree of consanguinity.
The Nevada Adoption Registry was developed in 1979 to allow adopted children and birth parents to locate each other if they both choose. Established as a mutual consent Registry, both the birth parent(s) and the adoptee must make application. The adopted child must be 18 years or older. The birth parent can be any age. Registry services can also be provided to relatives within the third degree of consanguinity as long as the birth parent gives written permission for the relative to receive information.
The Registry can also be used to provide non-identifying information about birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. This request must be in writing. Examples of non-identifying information which can be exchanged are:
1. Child's birth information: Social / health history.
2. The age of the birth or adoptive parents at time of adoption.
3. Height, weight, complexion, eye and hair color, and ethnic background of the parents.
4. Education, religion and occupation of the parents.
5. Health of the parents.
6. In certain circumstances, specific medical information can be exchanged with the family's physician to help plan and treat an adoptive child. This is determined on a case by case basis and should be discussed with the Registry. Social history information can also be provided, if available.
An enrolled person in the Registry may withdraw his or her application at any time by writing the Adoption Registry. In order to keep applications current registrants must submit addresses and other changes as they occur.
In the event both the adoptee and birth parent and/or eligible relative files an application with the Registry, the Division will facilitate contact between eligible parties. If only one party registers, his or her application will be kept on file with the Registry.
The Division provides information and referral services upon request to birth and adoptive parents and adoptees for assistance with adoption related issues.
Requesting an Original Birth Certificate: An adoptee must petition the court in which the adoption was finalized.
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