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The Adoption Home Study
While it does include a visit to your home by a social worker, there’s no reason to be nervous about the adoption home study. This required part of any adoption process also entails deciding which adoption option is right for you and will help you start getting in a parenting mindset.
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption Paperwork, Explained,” with Ketiwe Boahene, to learn about all the documentation required for your adoption home study, why you need it, and how to obtain it.
There’s no set format for home studies, but most include the following seven steps.
Use the home study to learn all about adoption.
Whether or not I believe in a higher being, and whether or not I frequent a house of worship, is a terrible predictor of what kind of parent I’ll be.
View the replay of a webinar with social worker Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW, to learn about the adoption home study process and hear answers to commonly asked questions from prospective adoptive parents.
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I was terrified that telling our social worker I'd been diagnosed with bipolar disorder would end our dream of having a child.