home study

feet2  Adoption law requires approved home studies for all domestic and international adoptions. Child placing agencies, attorneys, and judges, as well as state and foreign governments use the home study. It is the first step in your adoption process and people often have their home study completed before choosing an agency to process their adoption.

The purpose of the home study is to determine if: 1) there is genuine desire to be a parent, 2) the emotional and financial resources to raise a child exist, and 3) there is a stable home environment.

We understand there is no such thing as a perfect family and one phrase we hear again and again after the completion of the home study process is “Wow, that was easier than I thought it would be”!

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The home study should be an interactive, educational experience and not a painstaking chore.  Remember, Adoption Support Services of Florida, Inc. is “your adoption advocate”.  Our purpose is to assist and guide you.  

Adoption Support Services of Florida, Inc. will provide for you all the documentation you will need.  Our focus is home studies and we keep up to date with the changing requirements in the State of Florida, the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Citizen and Immigration Service, and the child’s country of birth.  Adoption Support Services of Florida, Inc. understands these requirements and will assist you each step of the way.

If you have already chosen an agency or attorney to process your adoption, it is our pleasure to work closely with them to help your adoption go smoothly. If you have not yet made that choice, we will be happy to assist you with that decision as well! We are here for you!

Once your home study is complete, Adoption Support Services of Florida, Inc. will provide you with as many notarized originals as you need.  Whether you need one or five originals there is no additional charge.  Our relationship does not end with the completed home study. We will continue to be available to you throughout your adoption process and delight in the opportunity to meet your child!