why choose us?

mom_girlExperience and Focus:

Since 1996, Lori Fraas has personally completed home studies for over 1,500 families.  Many agencies use a rotation of unlicensed caseworkers to complete the home studies and one with less knowledge or experience may be assigned to you!  With Adoption Support Services of Florida, it is guaranteed that Lori will be working with you to complete your home study process.

Infant Adoption Guide interviewed Lori Fraas to learn more about the Home Study Process.  Click here to listen to what she had to say.

Dual Licenses:

Not only is Adoption Support Services a licensed child-placing agency but Lori has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over twenty years.  Some adoption circumstances require that a home study completed by a licensed child-placing agency and some require a home study by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  This dual licensure means that you can rest easy.  You are covered even if your adoption circumstances change!

Efficiency and Speed:

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We have streamlined the process to make it easier for you!  We begin whenever you say “go” (no waiting on an assigned social worker to call you) and in most cases only one home visit is needed. Your home study will not have to go through a lengthy review process by the Executive Director before you see it because Lori is the Executive Director. She will have it written and ready for you to review soon after we receive the needed paperwork from you. You will be the driving force behind the completion of your home study because you will not have to wait on us.  Our process enables most families to get their paperwork submitted within two to four weeks allowing the home study to be completed in a timely manner.  Expedited home study services are also offered when needed and are written in just a few days.

Personal Service and Reasonable Costs:

As the founder of Adoption Support Services of Florida, Lori always has a very personal commitment to help families in whatever way she can.  The mother of two children, she prays that all of the families she works with will experience the same love an excitement of being a parent that she does.  Lori will answer your phone calls and e-mails at any time.  She will travel throughout Florida to complete your home visit and she will write your home study.  She will also be the one to complete your post placement visits. Prices for home study services are kept at the most reasonable rate and there are no travel expenses, no application fees, and no hidden costs.  Please call Lori so she can personally answer any additional questions you may have.