Fostering and Adoption Information – Nevada
Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming an Olive Crest Foster or Adoptive family.
Olive Crest is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the community by providing homes for children who are dependents of the state. These children have been taken into state custody due to abandonment, neglect, and/or abuse. Therefore, the children we care for require that Foster and Adoptive parents be educated on the special emotional needs these children may have. We provide in-home support, ongoing education classes and reimbursement for the care of children. Our Foster and Foster/Adopt parents are the primary agents of healing in the lives of the children we serve. We desire to equip our parents with the tools they need to have a positive impact on these children’s lives.
Foster and Foster/Adopt parents provide the primary care and supervision for these children. Therefore, Olive Crest Foster and Foster/Adopt parents need to ensure a safe, nurturing, and stable home environment that encourages the emotional and physical development of each child. Foster parent involvement can range from short-term care for children to adopting a child.
This program provides homes for children with emotional and behavioral needs that cannot be maintained in a regular foster care home. Olive Crest provides specialized and extensive training to foster parents and delivers a range of supportive resources and services for the family and child. An Olive Crest treatment specialist is assigned to coordinate and provide treatment designed to address childhood trauma and the child’s special needs.
Foster children who are part of larger sibling groups (three or more children) need specialized homes to care for them. Olive Crest provides support and training to foster parents who are able to care for these children. We also provide services to the children, and a care plan is developed to better meet their needs.
Emergency Placement foster parents are available to provide short-term immediate care for children who have been placed in protective custody by Child Protective Services. Placements can range from one day to 45 days while it is determined whether or not a child will need to be in a more long-term foster care placement.
Many of our families do adopt and we work closely with adoption agencies to make the process as smooth as possible.
Olive Crest also has a Title IV-B Subpart 2 grant from the Division of Child and Family Services to complete adoption home studies and social summaries; this is a support to the adoption finalization process. Olive Crest was recently awarded a contract with the Department of Family Services to complete home studies and social summaries, which has increased our capacity.
Olive Crest has a 30-year history of providing care for children in need. Olive Crest was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, which are reflected in the care we provide and our treatment philosophy. While we recruit Foster and Foster/Adopt parents from many areas of the community, we have attracted a large contingency of families from local churches. Olive Crest complies with state licensing requirements and manages each home within its guidelines.
If becoming a Foster or Foster/Adopt parent through Olive Crest sounds like something you would be interested in pursuing, please click the “Agree” link which will prompt you to fill out a pre-application survey (approximately 30 minutes to complete). Thank you for the time and importance you have placed on making your decision.
Would you like to speak to a foster family specialist before filling out a pre-application?