Ask AF: Revealing Health Problems During a Home Study

Does an ongoing medical condition impact a home study? The AF expert explains.

Q: My wife has ongoing health problems, but they are not debilitating. Will this be a factor in the home study?

A: The home study requires an up-to-date health evaluation from your primary-care physician. Your health report needs to show, not that you are perfect, but that you are capable of taking care of and keeping up with an active child. (Keep in mind, however, that some international adoption country programs place specific health restrictions on prospective parents.) If your health situation is unusual, your physician may need to include on your evaluation phrases such as “normal life expectancy” and “This poses no limitations on the applicant’s ability to parent a child.”

Overall, the home study investigation is designed to gather pertinent information about prospective adoptive parents and also to inform and educate them about the issues that arise in adoption. This process becomes a joint effort between you and your social worker, so as to better prepare you for the joys of adoption.




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Adoption Agencies

Children’s Connections, Inc.
City:
Lubbock
TX
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
Adoptions of Indiana
City:
Carmel
IN
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
City:
Evanston
IL
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Heartsent Adoptions, Inc.
City:
Orinda
CA
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Building Blocks Adoption Service
City:
Medina
OH
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Adoption by Shepherd Care
City:
Hollywood
FL
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International
Family & Children’s Agency
City:
Norwalk
CT
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International
Adoption Circle
City:
Columbus
OH
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
ADOPTIONS FROM THE HEART
City:
Wynnewood
PA
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
Courageous Hearts Adoptions, Inc.
City:
Greenwood
IN
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
Heart of Adoptions, Inc.
City:
Tampa
FL
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
The Children’s Home Society of NJ
City:
Trenton
NJ
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
Caring for Kids, Inc.
City:
Cuyahoga Falls
OH
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster
Colorado Christian Services
City:
Centennial
CO
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn
Adoption Choice Inc.
City:
Green Bay
WI
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International
Adopt for the Love of a Child (AdoptTLC)
City:
Kingwood
TX
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
City:
Silver Spring
MD
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International
City:
Saint Louis
MO
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
City:
Pasadena
CA
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
City:
La Crosse
WI
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, International
Bal Jagat – Children’s World Inc
City:
Long Beach
CA
Adoption Routes/Programs:
International
City:
Sumner
WA
Adoption Routes/Programs:
International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
The Barker Adoption Foundation
City:
Bethesda
MD
Adoption Routes/Programs:
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child

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