The adoption subsidy program is provided to families that adopt special needs children as defined by NRS 127.008 from Washoe County Human Services. The adoption subsidy benefits stop when your adopted child turns 18.
Unfortunately, there is no way WCSHA can extend the adoption subsidy for your child turning 18. The adoption subsidy, financial and medical stop when a child turns 18 years of age and Washoe County Human Services does not have the ability to extend the benefits. The Nevada Revised Statute does not allow us to extend the benefits: NRS 127.186 (6). All financial assistance provided under this section ceases immediately when the child attains majority, becomes self-supporting, is emancipated or dies, whichever occurs first.