GET STARTED

We are so honored that you have chosen Connecting Hearts Adoption Services and look forward to working with you!  We know you may have many questions about the adoption process. We are here to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

How does this work?
Our goal is to make this process easy! Once we receive your initial application we will let you know and discuss meeting at your home.
In the meantime, you will be working on the rest of your paperwork.

We have a simple three step plan for you to follow to get your home study started.  Please call us at 407-733-8642 or email us at info@connectingheartsadoption.com with any questions you may have while navigating your home study!



STEP 1

Download the Welcome Instructions/Get Started Checklist.  This is very helpful as it instructs you as to how to complete your paperwork!  As well, there are a few additional documents that you will need to provide to us so we can complete your study.  Make sure to download and print this first!  Keep it handy as you get started.

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STEP 2

There are several forms for you to complete.  Please see below. Simply click on each form and the form will open in a new window. Remember, if you have any questions you can refer to the Welcome Instructions/Get Started Checklist or contact our office as we are happy to help.

Home Study Forms


Application                                                                                                        Self Study
Reference Letters (5 total – 4 friends/1 relative)
Employment Verification
Financial Form/ Family Budget
Medical Report
Pediatrician Report (if applicable)
Health Insurance & Guardianship
Required Background Checks
Affidavit of Good Moral Character

*Florida Adoptive Home Application – this is only required if your adoption takes you outside of the State of Florida.

STEP 3-Additional Copies Needed

Driver’s License
Birth Certificate or Passport
Marriage License (if applicable)
Divorce Decree (if applicable)
Previous Year Tax Form 1040
Pet Vaccination Records (if applicable)
Certificate of Naturalization (if applicable)

REMINDER:  A home study is valid for one year.  An update of your home study is required if your initial study was completed 12 months prior and a child has not yet been placed in your home for the purpose of adoption.

Click on the Home Study Update Checklist should you need to update your study.


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