An Adoption Homestudy is an important, step of adoption. It is a required, detailed
written report of your family compiled, and prepared by a social worker. Everyone who wishes to adopt must complete an
adoption homestudy, regardless of what type of adoption they are doing.
The homestudy process requires the prospective adoptive
family to gather documents, answer questions, and explore their reasons for
adopting. In addition to ensuring that
you meet adoption requirements, the homestudy provides families with the
opportunity to make sure that they understand the adoption process, clearly
define adoption goals, and understand the impact of adoption.
The Adoption Homestudy is often viewed by prospective
adoptive parents as one of the most worrisome parts of the adoption process.
However, in reality most homestudies are fairly benign. It does however help to
prepare in advance. One way to do this is to attend an educational webinar. At
Beacon House we offer this class monthly, free of charge to prospective
adoptive families. For available dates and times see: http://www.beaconhouseadoption.com/calendar.html
Labels: Adoption 101, adoption facts, Adoption Homestudy, Domestic Adoption, international adoption, Pre-adoption Education, Semi-Open Adoption, Single Parent