Home Study Requirements by State

In order to adopt a child, you must complete a home study. The home study is a report prepared by your caseworker which includes basic information drawn from interviews with your family and information provided by third-parties. Generally, a home study includes:

  • Family background, statements, and references
  • Education and employment
  • Relationships and social life
  • Daily life routines
  • Parenting experiences
  • Details about your home and neighborhood
  • Readiness and reasons about your wanting to adopt
  • Approval and recommendation of children your family can best parent

For help initiating a home study, please select your state below: