is the assessment of a common set of requirements that must be met when the department places a child into someone’s home, whether a relative/non-relative, foster care or adoptive home.
Frequently asked questions
Who needs a Home Study?
In order to have a child placed with you for adoption, you must have a home study completed prior to placement and submitted to the court. You do NOT need a home study for an adult or stepparent adoption.
How can you fail a home study?
Felony Conviction, adoption is usually prohibited for any person who has been convicted of felony child abuse or neglect, drugs or alcohol abuse, or domestic violence.
Can a home study be expedited?
We love it when a family is united even sooner than planned! There is an expedited home study fee but we will make it hapen as quickly as possible so that your child can welcomed into your home.
What kind of things do you look for during a home visit?
How often does a home study need to be updated?
A home study for adoption will need to be updated yearly until you’re placed with a child and the adoption is finalized. If you experience a change in your life like a new address, job, or a new member of the family like a pet or someone moves in with you.
What happens after the child is placed?
What does a home study assess?
Are pets allowed?
Of course they are! We love our friendly 4 legged family members. You will need to provide us with your veterinarian information and your pet's medical and shot records.
How long does it take to complete a home study?
What is the first step for a home study?
There are two parts to a home study: