Families wanted for teens, siblings, and children with medical needs

Clark County Family Services poster.
Clark County Family Services poster.

Clark County is looking for permanent adoptive homes for about 70 children.  The youngsters are teens, groups of three or more siblings, or children who have special medical needs. 

The county’s Department of Family Services is partnering with the Adoption Exchange to help recruit, train and support interested parents.  

“Every child deserves a family and a home,” Clark County Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly said.  “This program will help us fulfill that promise to all the children in our care.”  

The county is able to place about 500 children each year with permanent families.  About 100 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. 

“As an adoptive parent myself, I know the joy and love that comes with bringing a child into your family,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “I encourage anyone who may be interested in adoption to reach out to us and learn more about this great opportunity.”

“Our goal is to find a home for every child who needs one,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “This effort will help us achieve that goal and give the new and expanded families the support they need to be successful.”

Those interested in adopting can call 702-455-0800, find information at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/adoption, or email [email protected].  

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.