You've Decided to Adopt.
Congratulations on making a big life changing decision!
Now you're faced with another important choice- which agency you'll choose to help make your dream a reality.
Open Arms Adoption Agency is a non-sectarian, non-profit child placing agency licensed by the State of Nevada to provide the following services:
Birth parent adoption counseling
Adoption home study assessments
Adoptive family training and preparation
Home studies are a pre-requisite for all adoptions
Post placement supervision includes monthly home visits until adoption is finalized
Temporary infant boarding foster care in licensed foster homes
Adoption support and information provided
Ongoing consultations with our staff, all of whom are licensed social workers with extensive adoption experience
Relevant information about the social and medical backgrounds of the prospective birth parents
Home studies that are a prerequisite for all adoptions, both domestic and international
Parent training classes & support groups that help answer your questions and prepare you for each step along the way
Required post-placement services, including home visits
Working hand-in-hand with you to finalize the adoption process through the court system
Open Arms Adoption Agency is nonsectarian and non judgmental, providing an array of social services and programs to anyone regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
Tax Credit: The IRS offers a tax credit for adoptive parents. Clients may be able to claim a refundable tax credit for qualified expenses paid to adopt an eligible child up to $13,360. For more information, see http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html or contact your tax professional.
Corporate Reimbursement: Many corporations now offer reimbursement benefits for costs related to adoption.
For more details on the many resources that may be available, please contact the agency at (702) 732-0307.
Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does the adoption process take?
The process of a home study usually takes 2-3 months, but sometimes even less. Expedited home study services are available and can usually be completed in 2-3 weeks. After a home study is approved, it is just a matter of waiting for the right match! For an estimate of current waiting times, please call the agency.
How much does an adoption cost?
The costs of an adoption are spread out over the course of the process. The only fee due to start the process is the home study fee. Additional fees are staggered throughout the adoption process. The total agency cost of an adoption can range from $7,000-$15,000. You will never find any hidden fees and all costs will be detailed for you at the time you start the process.
What if I can’t pay the entire fee at once?
Don’t worry! Open Arms Adoption seeks to be your partner during your adoption journey. A payment plan can easily be worked out to meet your comfort level.
I heard that it is hard to find healthy babies, is that true?
No. Healthy babies are not hard to find. Although sometimes a birth parent has some health difficulties, adoptive parents always receive a full social and medical history of the birth parent and have the opportunity to make an informed decision about their adoption. Additionally, all birth parents are drug tested to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Can I choose the gender or ethnicity of the child I adopt?
Of course. It is important that the child you adopt is the right fit for your family. Your preferences regarding gender and ethnicity will always be respected.
Do you offer adoption services to same sex couples and single parents?
Absolutely. Open Arms Adoption provides adoption services to everyone—regardless of gender, race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Why should I choose a local agency instead of a national agency?
A local agency will provide the close attention your case deserves. At Open Arms Adoption, your birth mother will be from Nevada and will have a case worker to work closely with her throughout her pregnancy. That same case worker will work with you closely. Choosing a local agency ensures that you will have the most attentive and detailed service possible.
How do I get started?
Come meet us! Our licensed professionals will give you everything you need to begin the process of becoming parents as well as answer any detailed questions you have. Please call (702) 732-0307 to make an appointment with our adoption staff or click the "Contact" button below