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How to Begin an Adoption Home Study


If you are a family hoping to adopt that resides in Florida, contact Adoption by Shepherd Care to request information and arrange a fast and efficient home study for domestic and international adoption.

Contact Us at 800-966-2060

If you are a family hoping to adopt that resides in Florida, contact Adoption by Shepherd Care to request information and arrange a fast and efficient home study for domestic and international adoption.

 

Contact Us at 800-966-2060
With the host of international adoption policies, laws, and regulations that are always subject to change, choosing a good agency is more important than ever. ASC was in the first group of agencies to receive Hague accreditation in 2008, so you can be sure that we are held to high standards of practice and have considerable experience in many types of Hague adoptions.

Additional information about our agency and details on our programs is available below. You are welcome to call us or request information any time. We look forward to hearing from you!
With the host of international adoption policies, laws, and regulations that are always subject to change, choosing a good agency is more important than ever. ASC was in the first group of agencies to receive Hague accreditation in 2008, so you can be sure that we are held to high standards of practice and have considerable experience in many types of Hague adoptions.

Additional information about our agency and details on our programs is available below. You are welcome to call us or request information any time. We look forward to hearing from you!
A home study is really more like a life study. It's a 10-15 page report about who you are as a couple with a small part being about your actual home. To build this report about your life, we meet with you in interviews and collect documents from you. So basically, a home study can be broken up into 2 parts: Paperwork and Interviews.
A home study is really more like a life study. It's a 10-15 page report about who you are as a couple with a small part being about your actual home. To build this report about your life, we meet with you in interviews and collect documents from you. So basically, a home study can be broken up into 2 parts: Paperwork and Interviews.
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Home Study Documents


The first part of the paperwork is "Vital Statistics." This is paperwork like birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and passports.

Next would be medical clearances from your doctor and perhaps a psychological evaluation.

Criminal clearances and Child Abuse registry clearances are another part of the report. Collecting these can be intimidating, but we help you through it.

We ask that you get references from your friends, family, and your employers.

We collect financial information that shows that you can support another person in your home.

Finally, we ask that you do some adoption and parenting education. This can be done by reading books or taking online classes.

Home Study Documents


The first part of the paperwork is "Vital Statistics." This is paperwork like birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and passports.

Next would be medical clearances from your doctor and perhaps a psychological evaluation.

Criminal clearances and Child Abuse registry clearances are another part of the report. Collecting these can be intimidating, but we help you through it.

We ask that you get references from your friends, family, and your employers.

We collect financial information that shows that you can support another person in your home.

Finally, we ask that you do some adoption and parenting education. This can be done by reading books or taking online classes.
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Home Study Interviews


In the interviews, we get to know you and we educate you about the adoption process. We will meet together in a joint interview first to talk about how you came to adoption. This is a time for us to learn more about you and for you to ask questions. There will be individual interviews where we talk about your childhood, what experiences have shaped your life, and your marriage relationship. Finally, we have another meeting with the two of you together to talk about what you have learned from your adoption education.
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Home Study Interviews


In the interviews, we get to know you and we educate you about the adoption process. We will meet together in a joint interview first to talk about how you came to adoption. This is a time for us to learn more about you and for you to ask questions. There will be individual interviews where we talk about your childhood, what experiences have shaped your life, and your marriage relationship. Finally, we have another meeting with the two of you together to talk about what you have learned from your adoption education.
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Home Visit


Finally, we meet at your house to visit your home. A lot of people worry about this part, but it is not an inspection. We are just making sure it is a safe and suitable place for future children. And you don't have to have the child's room ready.

Home Visit


Finally, we meet at your house to visit your home. A lot of people worry about this part, but it is not an inspection. We are just making sure it is a safe and suitable place for future children. And you don't have to have the child's room ready.
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Domestic Post Placement Reports
The State of Florida requires a supervisory period to make sure that the placement of a child is an appropriate one for the child and the family. This period must be at least 90 days from the day of placement.

During this 90-day period, at least three post placement supervisory visits should take place and reports written. Adoption by Shepherd Care can provide post placement services to families residing in Florida.
Domestic Post Placement Reports
The State of Florida requires a supervisory period to make sure that the placement of a child is an appropriate one for the child and the family. This period must be at least 90 days from the day of placement.

During this 90-day period, at least three post placement supervisory visits should take place and reports written. Adoption by Shepherd Care can provide post placement services to families residing in Florida.
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Are you looking for someone who "gets" your adoption situation? Are you looking for adoption support in St. Cloud, Florida? The professionals at Adoption by Shepherd Care can help you with...

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