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Since 1983 ~ 7,485 children have joined their families

97 have families ~ since January 1, 2014

  • 59% are children of color
  • 67% are 9 years old or older
  • 19% are 14 years old or older

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las vegas heart gallery
The Las Vegas Heart Gallery is a compelling exhibit that introduces children who are waiting to be adopted by their "forever" families.

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Meet the Children
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Ronald
Born in February 2000
Say hello to Ronald, a sensitive guy with a huge heart!

This young athlete not only enjoys team sports, but also singing, and dancing. Ronald is a great audience for anyone with a good sense of humor, because he loves to laugh! And he looks forward to cooking with a new family. He is a fan of both movies and music, but can't wait to get outdoors and explore.

Ronald is in the seventh grade and particularly enjoys reading. He would like to be a weatherman someday. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). He participates in counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is expected that Ronald will need assistance as an adult, but his future can be bright.

Ronald's caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-mother family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, in a home where he can be an only child; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. In a legal risk placement, it is expected that the family will eventually adopt the child, even though the birth parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.


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Christopher
Born in July 2002
How about a trip to the library with Christopher?

This kiddo is quite the history buff. Although all books interest him, you’ll most likely find helpful Christopher with a history book. But this adventurer doesn’t want his experiences to stop with his imagination. Someday, he’d like to travel to the places he’s read about and beyond.

In fourth grade, Christopher’s favorite subject is reading and he's quite good at it! This lad interacts well with adults. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which may need to continue after placement.

Christopher’s caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-mother family; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.

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Justin
Born in January 1997
Introduce some joy to your home!

Justin’s great smile and funny personality will definitely lighten your life! When asked what makes him laugh, Justin said, "Jokes, of course!" This active teen can be found playing volleyball, board games, or riding his bike. Animals are a special interest. He enjoys spending time with friends but is also content to listen to music, draw, or play video games when hanging out by himself. This guy has great taste in food and is a real carnivore; he takes pleasure in eating T-bone steak for dinner! One of Justin’s favorite memories is a trip he took to Utah. He keeps his room clean and is willing to help others. A thoughtful, patient, compassionate young man, he looks forward to being part of a family.

Justin is in the ninth grade and loves physical education class; it is fun, he gets to use some of his energy, and all that exercise helps him think more clearly in class. Justin said he is most proud of his artwork because he puts a lot of time and effort into making his pieces look attractive. He benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Future plans include going to college, being successful and one day being a foster parent himself.

This teen will do best in a home that is full of affection, activities, travel and pets. He will be a positive addition to a forever family who can supervise and support him in achieving his goals as he continues to grow. The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-father family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, however, all family types will be considered. Justin is allergic to smoke. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.


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Ayanna
Born in February 2002
Meet the bright and amazing Ayanna, who cannot wait to meet her forever family!

This endearing preteen at first may come off as a bit shy, but once she tests the waters she will warm right up to those around her. Ayanna is well spoken and is able to clearly express herself and her needs to others. She enjoys dolls, dressing up and spending time with friends. This lass dreams of having a large collection of dolls and hopes to have dogs for pets one day. Her favorite color is purple and she prefers having pizza to almost any other meal. Ayanna has had fun at the local recreation center. When asked what a person can tell about her from looking at her bedroom, she states they can tell she's a girl!

In the fifth grade, she has the ability to do well. Ayanna benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

The caseworker prefers a single-female or two-parent family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Ayanna would benefit from a home with clear rules and regular routines. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.


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Elijah
Born in November 2002
Introducing Elijah! Friendly, charming and generally loveable, this boy is very eager to have a forever family. Since he likes animals, it would make him very happy if his family owned pets, although he is allergic to dogs and cats. Not only is he considered very polite, Elijah is also enjoys helping others. Some of his favorite things to do are play video games, be outdoors and participate in basketball. Playing football is something he would like to do in the future.

In the fifth grade, Elijah currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and from counseling, which may need to continue after placement.

Elijah would do well in a loving, patient and positive home. His caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-father home, where the parent(s) are willing to take part in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.




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Joshua and Caleb
Born in October 2001
Born in November 2003

This dynamic duo, Joshua and Caleb, are hoping you are the forever family who can show them unconditional love and welcome them both into your home.

Fun-loving Joshua has a kind heart and is always looking out for his younger brother. He greatly enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Who knows, you might just see this outgoing kid on ESPN one day! His favorite movie is "Star Wars" and he also likes to play video games. Some other preferred activities of his are playing with cars, spending time on his bike and bowling! Joshua is in the fifth grade and benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). He is well behaved and relates nicely to both peers and adults.

Caleb's brother must be rubbing off on him, because Caleb is a big sports fan! Playing soccer and basketball are the games he likes the most, not including video games, which he adores. He wants everyone to know that his favorite superhero is Spiderman and he loves cars. Listening to music relaxes him and he may even start dancing, if he is inspired. With a great sense of humor, this funny, outgoing, well-liked chap is always laughing and joking. Drawing, video games and movies are tops on his list! When he grows up, he wants to work with animals. Caleb is in third grade and is affectionate and loving towards other people.

Both children benefit from counseling, which may need to continue after placement. They may need some assistance as adults, but they can have fantastic lives!

Their caseworker prefers a home with no other children and a parent, or parents, who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. These brothers have hearts of gold, and would thrive in a home that offers patience and unconditional love. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.
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Hannah
Born in September 2000
This active lass is drawn to biking, tennis and go-cart riding! Her favorite foods are salad and pizza. She hopes to visit Virginia someday, as that is where she was born. Purple is her preferred color. Hannah takes pride in her consistently clean room and her ability to accept feedback.

This honest, mature girl is in the seventh grade. She benefits from counseling and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), which will need to continue after placement.

Hannah would welcome the opportunity to go to a home where she can have siblings and/or pets. She needs to maintain contact with a couple of family members. This gal will do well in a home that is loving and patient, with parents who will embrace her character and are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement. The caseworker will consider all family types. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.
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Collin
Born in February 1998
Country and rap music?! That’s the variety you’ll get with Colin!

Like most teenagers, this young man enjoys being outside on his skateboard or his bike. Playing sports, especially baseball, is also a favorite. If you’ve got a free weekend, he’d love to go camping. He may seem shy at first, but this kind and friendly guy will open up when he gets to know you. It’s easy to see how caring and responsible Collin is by the love and attention he gives to the animals in the home; he makes sure they get fed, bathed and groomed.

Collin is currently in the eighth grade where he benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. He’d like a future career that allows him to merge his love of country music with his love of rap music. It is unknown whether Collin will need any assistance as an adult, but his life holds great possibilities!

His caseworker has suggested a home with parents who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however all family types will be considered. A great family would be one who will have the ability to keep a structured and nurturing environment for his needs. Much benefit will be derived from continued services, along with family outings and individual attention. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.


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James
Born in October 1997
Outgoing James is described as kind, appreciative and funny. Whether riding his bike and scooter, going to the skate park, or playing baseball, he likes to be active. A natural with animals, it's no surprise that he loves all kinds of pets. A game lover who enjoys a good challenge, James especially enjoys his frequent wins. The military interests him as a possible career after high school.

This ninth grader benefits from both counseling and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), which will need to continue following placement.

A variety of family types will be considered for James; however, the parents should be willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement. He has family with whom he will likely want to remain in contact. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.


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Grace, Aaron, and Ashley
Born in January 2001
Born in October 2004
Born in November 2006

Introducing a high energy trio who have dynamic personalities which are sure to win you over. What they truly need is a loving forever family who will welcome all three of them with open arms.

Grace is the eldest and is very protective of her younger brother and sister; she enjoys spending time with them. Here is one talkative and smart gal who is very independent and intelligent! Some activities that she likes are reading, dancing and participating in the Torch Club at Boys and Girls Club. This sixth grader is happy going to school and especially takes an interest in science. Grace would do well with a compassionate family.

Next in line is Aaron. This high energy chap loves to stay active by playing with his siblings and friends. If you're in need of a laugh, then this funny kiddo will help brighten your day. LEGOs are a favorite toy of his and playing games a favored activity. In the second grade, this bright boy does well in school and especially enjoys reading.

Last but not least is sweet little Ashley. This gal is very loving and is always smiling and trying to make people laugh. Described as easygoing, Ashley can be found playing with her toys and her siblings. She would benefit from a family who loves to nurture and provide attention. In kindergarten, she is learning new things everyday.

All three youth benefit from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

The caseworker will consider all family types for placement, but would like a two parent family. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. In a legal risk placement, it is expected that the family will eventually adopt the children, even though the birth parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.
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Junmarion
Born in December 2001
The first thing you will likely notice about Junmarion is his dazzling smile!! This loving, well-mannered and happy guy has a deep desire to begin his journey in his forever family. His great attitude is part of what makes him so enjoyable and fun to be around. If you want to take him out for what he considers a delicious meal, Italian food and pizza should be on the menu. Favorite outdoor activities include riding his scooter and hiking. Junmarion also relishes time spent visiting his sisters, going to movies and attending parties.

In the fifth grade, he benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is expected that Junmarion will need assistance as an adult but he can have a wonderful life! He would like to be a firefighter and own a monster truck when he grows up.

His caseworker will consider all types of families for Junmarion. Remaining in contact with his sisters is important to him. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied families from all states are encouraged to inquire.



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