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Adoption Home Study

We offer home studies for every perspective parent regardless if you're adopting domestically, internationally, or from foster care. Our home study is comprehensive as it is a written record of your life that typically includes your personal background, family history, health and financial information, and parenting plan. It also includes a home visit and a few sessions before, during, and post adoption. Our comprehensive package is $2000 and can be broken up over the course of the process.

Home Study Questions
The home study will ask you about your personal background and philosophies and your motivations for becoming a parent and any child preferences you may have.

Questions will include an in-depth look at your childhood, adult life including your relationship with significant others work life and household finances. We will also want to know your motivation to adopt, your parenting philosophies, and childcare plan. We will also want to know about your preferences and how you will handle the process specially stressors that may arise.

Documents that will be needed:

  • Autobiographical statement
  • Parenting plan statement
  • Driver's license(s)
  • Birth certificate(s) of everyone who lives in your home
  • Social security card
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Divorce decree(s) (if applicable)
  • Military discharge(s) (if applicable)
  • Past adoption decree(s) (if applicable)
  • Green card(s) (if applicable)
  • Financial information
    • Latest income tax return and tax returns for the last 2-3 years
    • Verification of employment (most recent pay stub, letter from your employer, or a statement stating that you are not working)
    • Proof of insurance: (home, health, life, auto)
  • Physician statement(s) of health status for applicants and everyone living in the home
  • Immunization records
  • Passport(s) if adopting internationally
  • Pet vaccination records if applicable

Clearances

  • Criminal background check
  • Child abuse and neglect clearances for every state/country you've lived in for at least the past 5 years (if applicable - depends on country you are adopting from)
  • FBI clearance
  • Sex offender clearance

Household Items and Safety Considerations

  • First-aid kit
  • Working carbon monoxide detector
  • Working smoke detectors on every floor and near or in the child's room
  • Medications, vitamins, cleaning products, other toxic substances out of child's reach
  • Screen covering a fireplace or wood stove
  • Covered kitchen trash
  • Fire extinguisher near the cooking area of the home
  • Covered outlets
  • Gates for stairs
  • Windows have secure screens and locks
  • Household heating equipment has appropriate safeguards
  • Fencing around swimming pool or pools of water
  • Hot tub has a locked top
  • Emergency telephone numbers visible
  • Evacuation floor plans available
  • Firearms in locked container with ammunition stored in a separate locked container

LOCATION

Availability

South Miami

Monday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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