Domestic Adoption Home Study
Adoption by Shepherd Care is licensed to conduct a domestic adoptive home study for a family residing in Florida. To start the process, contact us for an information packet and preliminary application. The first step will be an individual consultation detailing the home study and domestic adoption process.
Following the consultation, a $1,000 deposit is due to initiate the home study process. The remaining $500 plus mileage and travel time is due at the time of the home visit, prior to final completion of the home study. Travel time for Domestic Adoptive Home Study, in excess of one hour, will be charged at the rate of $50 per hour.
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Home Study Updates are needed if your home study will expire before your adoption is complete. Adoption by Shepherd Care works with our families to complete Home Study Updates in a timely manner, ensuring that there are no breaks in services. With the submission of your Adoption Services Application, the payment of $1000 for the update is due. The balance of mileage and travel time will be paid at the completion of the home study update. Travel time in excess of one hour will be charged at the rate of $50 per hour. Home Studies completed by another agency must be reviewed by Adoption by Shepherd Care in order to determine that it meets all requirements of Florida adoption law. If it does not, then a new home study might be required.
Domestic Home Study Addendum
This is required when your home study is still current, but your life circumstances have changed. E.g. job change, a move, a new person living in your home, an arrest, investigation, etc.