Adoption Home Study
As you prepare for your Florida adoption home study you want to make sure that you are well aware of what is going to be needed. Every year people make the mistake of assuming they know what is needed or they listen to others who have gone through the process. As helpful as friendly advice is, you need to know the facts and have everything prepared ahead of time. For example, did you know that you need 5 reference letters including ones from 4-non-family members? You also have to have a pediatrician report for every child in the family and background checks on anyone over the age of 12. Also keep in mind that as you are doing your research you want to make sure that you are looking up information relevant to Florida. Every state has its different tweaks to the rules and you do not want to get them confused. It may seem like a lot but the checklist will help you to get organized and know exactly what you need for the home study.
At Connecting Hearts Adoption Services our goal is to help you get prepared for your adoption home study by showing you exactly what you need. Too often people make the mistake of skipping steps, either because they don’t know or because they think it’s not needed. There is no such thing as too much information. This is a process and the better prepared for it you are, the smoother it will go. Remember, this is an important step in adopting a child because it provides proof that they are going into a safe and loving home. That’s not something you want anyone to take for granted. So if you are ready to begin checkout our Welcome Instructions/Get Started Checklist so that you are aware of exactly what you will need.
One of the first things we are asked regarding an adoption home study is about the documentation that needs to be collected. It’s a lot; in fact it takes months to get everything. However, if you stay on track, remain organized and get going sooner rather than later, you will have plenty of time to be prepared for the adoption home study services. However, before you even begin gathering a list of everything you will need, you need to find places you can go to for factual information. The internet is a great resource but you can never be too sure if that information is accurate or not.
We designed our website to be a platform where people who are experienced in this field and with this process, can provide in-depth information and be a factual resource for aspiring parents throughout Florida. If you are in search of dependable adoption home study services, whether you use our agency or not, you can find plenty of information on our site that’s available to everyone for free. That information will help you game plan on what you need, where to get it from and much more to ensure that you are ready for your house visit and the process goes as simply and smoothly as possible.
An adoption home study should not be a stressful situation. You are given a list of everything you need to gather, where to get these documents from and plenty of time to do it. Furthermore, if you have any questions or need advice and guidance, you can always visit our site or give us a call for clear-cut answers to help you move forward. We have helped hundreds of families throughout the state, some were clients and some were not, to prepare for this journey and have a successful experience and we are happy to do the same for you.
The most important thing we can tell you about the adoption home study based on our years of experience is to just be patient and get everything done as quickly as possible. So often, people come into the adopting process thinking they have plenty of time because they’ve been told how slow everything goes. Then they find themselves scrambling to catch up and get everything together because while the wait feels long, the process itself moves faster than expected. Don’t put anything off, get the paperwork done early, get everything together and feel free to ask us any questions or use our checklist to get started. We are here to make this a happy and stress free experience for you and your family.