Adoptive Families Blog

Step Four of the First Five Steps to Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 8, 2014

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:

Please call Lifetime Adoption Center if you have questions regarding the home study, or adoption in general: (530) 271-1740.

Next week, we will share the final step recommended towards your successful adoption!

Topics: Adoption Tips