Determining your eligibility as an adoptive applicant is the first step. Do you meet basic requirements for adoption in Nevada? Are there any concerns that would prevent your homestudy from being approved? It is best for everyone involved to address these items up front; you have the peace of mind to know you are in a good position to begin the process, and we know that you are a good candidate for our program. Create a user account by clicking the “Apply Now” link in the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Adoption Services section at to create a MyAdoptionPortal account. Please be thorough in all paperwork. Additional supporting items may be required for your background disclosures.


Orientation offers an introduction to the basic adoption process, an overall introduction to adoption concepts, types of adoption, legalities and more. Presentation of the “family building partnership” offers specific CCSN program information. Attendance at an orientation by each adoptive applicant is required for agency program acceptance.

Please Note: You must attend an Orientation session and complete all required documentation on MyAdoptionPortal in order to be prequalified for adoption through Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Adoption Services.


Application materials are completed online with references, medical exams, law enforcement clearances and other supporting documentation. Individual and joint interviews are conducted during visits to the adoptive family’s home.

Prospective Match

A match is made based on several factors: birthparent(s) circumstances and preferences along with adoptive parent’s preferences. The birthparent(s) or the agency may determine the adoptive family. The adoptive family is provided with non-identifying information and determines if they are comfortable moving forward. This may occur during a birthmother’s pregnancy or after a child is born. Depending upon the birthparent’s desires, this may include meeting the birthparent(s), providing birthparent assistance (facilitated by the agency), being involved in the pregnancy and/or the labor and delivery.


In accordance with Nevada statute and all parties continued agreement with the adoption plan, the placement of the child is made. Adoptive parents receive all available information regarding the child. Placement documentation is completed and provided to the adoptive family.

Please call 702-385-3351 to learn more about your options.