How do children wind up under the care of Family and Children Services?
If children cannot remain safely within their own home, the agency will work with the children’s family to develop a temporary, safe living arrangement. If this is not possible, the agency may contact Clark County Juvenile Court to request removal of the child(ren) from the home.

In some cases, families voluntarily seek help from Clark County Family and Children Services to find their child(ren) a home until a family crisis subsides. The rules affecting children entering into foster care are set and monitored by federal and state laws.

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1. Do I have to live in Clark County to be an adoptive parent or foster care parent through Clark County Family and Children Services?
2. How do children wind up under the care of Family and Children Services?
3. How do we become an adoptive family?
4. Are there any additional requirements for being an adoptive family?
5. What are the foster parent requirements?
6. How long does it take to complete a home study?
7. What is the cost?
8. What are subsidies?
9. What benefits are available to foster families?
10. How long does a placement take for adoption?
11. How soon is a child placed with a foster family?
12. Does a foster family get to decide if a child is a good match?
13. How long does a child stay in a foster home?
14. Who are the adoptive and foster care children?
15. What are the general qualities a foster family needs to possess?