Providing Adoptive Parents With Information About Adoptees and Their Birth Families - Nevada

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 127.152

The agency that provides child welfare services or a licensed child-placing agency shall provide the adopting parents with a report.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 127.120; 127.152

The agency that provides child welfare services or a licensed child-placing agency designated by the court shall investigate the condition of the child, including, without limitation, whether the child is an Indian child.

The agency that provides child welfare services or a licensed child-placing agency shall provide the adopting parents of a child with a report that includes the following:

  • A copy of any medical records of the child that are in the possession of the agency
  • Any information obtained by the agency during interviews of the birth parent regarding:
    • The medical and sociological histories of the child
    • Any behavioral, emotional, or psychological problems that the child may have
  • Written information regarding any subsidies, assistance, and other services that may be available to the child if it is determined that he or she has any special needs

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Rev. Stat. §127.152

The agency that provides child welfare services or a licensed child-placing agency shall provide the adopting parents of a child with a report that includes any information obtained by the agency during interviews of the natural parent regarding the medical and sociological histories of the birth parents of the child.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 127.120

The report shall be made when an adoption petition is filed.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 127.120

If one petitioner or the spouse of a petitioner is related to the child within the third degree of consanguinity, the court may, in its discretion, waive the investigation.