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Whether adoptive parents are seeking to adopt a child internationally or domestically, families must complete a home study. The home study process can seem daunting but, in fact, it is nothing to fear. A home study is needed in adoption, whether you are adopting internationally or domestically and is a snapshot of you, your spouse or partner, of your home and your past and present life. Remember – many entities during your adoption process will use this as the cornerstone document to establish that you are eligible to adopt, and that you meet the sending country’s requirements, U.S. federal requirements as well as your state of residence requirements. Please note that states vary in their requirements and your home study will substantiate you meet these requirements. The home study process begins by you compiling documents requested by your home study agency. Documents needed are determined by the country you are adopting from and your state of residence’s requirements. Documents can include but are not limited to:
What things can you expect during your home study visits? A tour of your home to check for things such as:
What types of things will you be asked? Types of questions to expect, include, but are not limited to:
Each agency and state will have their own requirements and you should direct specific questions regarding your home study process to your home study provider. Remember, the home study is used to show that you are qualified to adopt , it is not meant to discourage you from adopting. If there are any issues, your agency will make recommendations on what you need to do or change. Agencies are in place because they want you to adopt. After all, there are many children in need of forever families worldwide that need loving parents.
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