Welcome to the third piece of Lifetime's newest blog series, "Your Adoption Checklist!" Our goal in this series is to share practical, easy-to-follow checklists for you to use during your adoption journey. We've shared ways you can effectively learn more about domestic adoption, and we also provided this checklist of questions to ask potential adoption professionals in the series.
Many hopeful adoptive parents find the home study process to be overwhelming. So today, Lifetime's sharing an adoption home study checklist to help you get ready!
We want to note that regulations differ depending on what state you live in. So, we've made this home study checklist general enough to cover the variety of documents and clearances most will need. If your home has any safety concerns, the home study professional will usually let you know of the issue so that you have time to correct them before finishing the home study.
We hope that you find this home study checklist to be useful as you prepare for your adoption! Since home study requirements vary state by state, we encourage you to seek guidance from your home study professional as well.