Support Services for Birthparents
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada facilitates a monthly support group
for expectant parents considering adoption for their child. The support group is also a means of support
after placement and we provide
free adoption-related counseling for birthparents before the birth of her child and after the placement, forever. We sponsor a support network for adoptive families and consider our connection with you as a family-building partnership. We have four
full-time social workers with a combined 50+ years of experience in assisting prospective adoptive parents through the lifelong journey of adoption.
Parenting Adopted Kids (PAK)
PAK offers adoptive families and prospective adoptive families a forum to meet other adoptive parents, allow adopted children to play together, and discuss all areas of interest related to adoption. Many aspects of adoptive parenting such as meeting birthparents, openness, the homestudy process, and talking with your child about adoption, are different from biological parenting and cannot be easily understood by those who have not been through the adoption process. PAK offers a casual environment for men, women, children and families to meet, discuss, and celebrate adoption!
An informal monthly support group that meets at the homes of adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. Food is provided by the hostess and all areas of adoption are discussed by adoptive moms and women beginning the adoption process.
An informal monthly support group that meets at various locations in the community. Past PAKdad groups have met and participated in activities such as bowling or pool. These monthly meetings allow men a chance to meet discuss the adoption process and the experience of being an adoptive father.
PAK Family Events
Catholic Charities sponsors PAKfamily events throughout the year. PAK events include a spring picnic, a Halloween party, and a holiday party. All families who have adopted or are considering adopting are invited to PAK events.
“PAK is a great way to form lasting friendships and for our daughter to be exposed to other families who are just like hers”
- Helga, adoptive mom
"I'm Adopted Too"
I'm Adopted Too is a monthly support group for teen and adult adoptees. Share your stories, get support from others,
and have a safe place to share your perspectives on your adoption experience. To find out more call 702-385-3351.
Want to find out about the circumstances of your adoption? Adult adoptees who were placed through this agency can request non-identifying information about their birthparents and the circumstances of their adoptive placement.
The next step is to contact us! Feel free to call us at
(702) 385-3351, submit an email to our contact us form.
We will contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions and help you get started. In the meantime, browse through the rest of our site and check out our Facebook page.
Start the Process
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has contracted with CAIRSolutions for their product "My Adoption Portal" to handle inquiries and all adoption forms. Please click "sign up now" and you will enter some basic information, create a profile, and proceed with the application through this site. We will be notified once you have completed this process. Please use a valid email address and select a secure password that you will remember.
If you have any problems with this process, please call us at