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Clark County launches new effort to help kids get adopted

Posted: 10:38 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 03:28:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County is launching a new effort to help kids get adopted.

Over the next year the county is partnering with The Adoption Exchange to recruit and train interested parents.

They expect to help about 70 kids -- many of whom are teens, are in large siblings groups or have special needs.

"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."

Every year about 500 children under the County Department of Family Services' supervision are adopted. Today, there are about 100 children living in foster care that need an adoptive home.

If you're considering adoption visit ClarkCountyNV.gov.