An adoption home study is required for all international, infant, and foster care adoptions. Typically this part of the process occurs after application and training/education and generally takes 3-4 months to complete.
Your adoption home study is an overview of your life, motivation, training, and openness to adoption. You can expect everyone in your household to participate in the home study process. During the home study phase, you determine the age range, number of children, and needs you are open to. The home study will meet the domestic or international regulations applicable to the program you are adopting through.
Often other components are included in home study services besides just the home study report. Families working with CH/LSS can expect to complete the application and background check process, training and to receive home study services and post-placement/post-adoption reporting services, as well as assistance with local finalization.
Depending on where you reside and the program you are adopting through, we may be able to provide you with home study services while you use another agency for the placement of a child.
International Home Study Services
Children’s Home can complete the required services of an international home study provider if you reside in MD, MN, VA & WI. We are able to complete your home study for country programs other than those we offer as a Primary Provider. If you are desiring home study services through another Primary Provider for a country program that we also offer, please contact us to discuss your specific case.Cost Estimate Disclosure – MD, MN, VA & WI Note, view Home Study Services Only (page 34)
If you looking for home study providers but reside outside of MD, MN, VA, or WI, view our Agency Options page.
Domestic Infant Adoption Home Study Services
Children’s Home/LSS can complete the required services of a home study provider if you reside in MD, MN or VA and are adopting through another agency’s domestic infant program.Fees for MN Domestic Infant Adoption Services Fees for MD & VA Domestic Infant Adoption Services
We can assist Minnesota families adopting from Minnesota’s foster care system. At this time, we cannot provide home studies for families residing in MD, MN, VA, or WI who want to adopt children from another state’s foster care system. Learn about our Foster Care Adoption Services in Minnesota.