Learn more by clicking haveaheartinfo@washoecounty.gov to email us about attending our next live orientation session on August 6, 2022 from 10-11 am, or to request our pre-recorded orientation video. Feel free to call us as well at (775) 337-4470.


Who We Are

Our mission is to provide safe and stable foster and adoptive homes for kids in Washoe County Foster Care. However, we can only achieve our mission through the help and support of people like you.

What We Do

Our purpose is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children who either temporarily or permanently cannot be safely maintained in their own homes. We believe children deserve a loving and caring environment to live in, which is why we take such care to match children with foster and adoptive families who are best able to meet their needs.


Help children who would not otherwise have a family life, become members of a family that can give them the love, care, protection and opportunities essential for their healthy personal growth and development. Learn more about adoption and how you can be a hero to a child or teenager.


There are approximately 800 children in the Washoe County Human Services Agency Foster System and fewer than 400 foster families. You can help fill this void and make a difference in a child’s life. Learn more on how to become a licensed foster parent.


Just an hour or more of your time each week can make a huge difference to a foster child. As a mentor, you will become a role model and friend to them. Start making a difference today.


Our volunteers are essential in keeping our many services going. We are happy to discuss with you how your skills and talents can best help the “Have a Heart” program and the children we serve.

Are you ready?   

Meet Akira, Tre'Mill, and Rahquain

Meet Akira, Tre’Mill and Rahquain; three siblings who need a loving home where they can flourish and grow. These siblings love each other very much, though like many other siblings, they display some sibling rivalry and can trigger one another. Akira is a happy and kind young lady, who is somewhat of an introvert. She…

Meet Alex

Alex is a self-described “clean freak”.  He would also fall under the artsy category if you asked him.  He loves to sing and write poetry and is currently teaching himself to play guitar.  Alex finds joy in swimming and building things such as bicycles.  He is taking a cooking class in school right now and…

Meet Amani, and Tre’Shaila

Double the smiles and double the fun! Meet Amani and Tre’Shaila, twins that although very similar, each have their own personality and spark. Amani is active, loves going to the park, sports and riding her bike with her twin sister Tre’Shaila. She is outspoken, protective of her sister and artistic; you will often find her…

Meet Andre

Andre is a sweet, well-spoken youth with a great sense of humor.  She can be shy when she’s first getting to know you, but it doesn’t take her long to warm up and show her true “chatty”, outgoing self.  Andre likes poetry, art and listen to records, or as she likes to call them, “vinyl's”.…

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Children Available for Adoption in Washoe County.

HSA strives to find permanent placements for children in the foster care system. Many more children are free for adoption other than those you see here; however, these featured children are available and so excited to find a forever family!

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