Last week on our blog, we wrote about the third step to take for a success in adoption: interview adoption professionals prior to paying any fees.
Today, we’re sharing with you the fourth step to a successfully adoption: research the home study requirements in your state. An adoption home study is performed by a licensed social worker who will interview you. They then will prepare a report of your family, your lifestyle, and inspection of where you will raise your child.
In order to best prepare, know that you must meet certain qualifications to pass a home study:
- You will need to prove you can financially provide a safe environment.
- You must be in good health.
- You need to be free from certain criminal convictions.
Many adopting couples get nervous about the adoption home study, but keep this in mind: it will help you become better educated and prepared to adopt. You can learn more about what the adoption home study entails here: http://www.lifetimeadoption.com/for_adoptive_families/home_study.html
Please call Lifetime Adoption Center if you have questions regarding the home study, or adoption in general: (530) 271-1740.