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The Adoption Home Study: What to Expect and How to Prepare

from adoption.families.com

Highlights from September 29, 2010 Creating a Family radio show

Join our guest, Susan Watson, Director of Domestic Adoption with Spence Chapin Adoption Agency to talk about adoption home studies.

  • Why should people adopting have to pass an adoption home study when people who conceive do not.

  • How soon in the adoption process should you start your adoption home study?

  • How do you find an adoption home study agency?

  • Does the adoption home study provider have to be licensed in your state?

  • How does a home study for international adoption differ from a home study for domestic adoption of a child?

  • What is required to be included in an adoption home study?

  • What should prospective adoptive parents do to prepare for a homestudy for a transracial adoption?

  • What are adoption home study agencies looking for when white parents want to adopt an African American child?

  • Can you adopt a child if you are taking antidepressants?

  • Will children living in the home be interviewed as part of the homestudy process for adoption?

  • Will adult children living away from home be interviewed as part of the adoption home study process?

  • Will a misdemeanor arrest and conviction in the past affect your chances of adopting a child internationally?

  • Will a criminal conviction in your past affect your chances of adopting a child domestically?

  • What are the financial requirements for adopting a child. How will finances be addressed in the adoption home study process?

  • Can you adopt a baby if you are currently unemployed?

  • Do you have to own a home to be able to adopt a child domestically or internationally?

  • Can people living in apartments adopt a child?

  • What type of space requirements must be addressed in the adoption home study?

  • When you are adopting must you have a room for the child or can the child share a room with a sibling?

  • How clean must your home be to pass an adoption home study?

  • Does the adoption home study expect both parents to be equally enthusiastic about the adoption?

  • How is grief over infertility and the inability to have a child dealt with in the adoption home study?

     

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