To adopt a child, there are certain forms you must fill out and file with the court. You can find instructions and all the forms you need to file an adoption case in this section.

After you file your adoption case, there are certain forms that must be provided to the judge and to the county's child welfare agency.  Read on for more information about which forms to provide to whom.

The adoptive parents and children will have to attend a court hearing so the judge can finalize the adoption.  There are also important final steps to take to get the child's birth certificate updated once the adoption is complete.  Visit this page to learn more about the hearing, how to prepare for the hearing, and important steps to take after the hearing.

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This website is intended to provide general information, forms, and resources for people who are representing themselves in Nevada's courts without a lawyer. There may be additional information you need to know depending on where your case is being handled. If you will be representing yourself in Clark County or Washoe County, you should visit those self-help websites for specialized forms and instructions.