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WHAT IS A HOME STUDY?

And why do I even need one?

A home study is a comprehensive assessment regarding an adoptive hopeful parent(s) capability and suitability to adopt. An approved home study is required for adoption and is submitted to the court for consideration prior to the legal adoption taking place.

The home study process also allows adoption social workers to educate and prepare families for adoption. 

 
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHAT WILL WE BE ASKED ABOUT?

As part of the home study process adoption social workers assess the mental, physical, and financial health of the adoption hopeful parent(s) as well as if their preparation for having a child in the home and understanding of how adoption impacts children.

WHAT IF WE DON'T QUALIFY?

At FF, we know there are no perfect parents. If preliminary information indicates you may not meet the legal requirements for adoption, we will let you know and do our best to provide resources to help equip you to qualify in the future.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT OUR HOME VISIT?

Your adoption consultant will want to do a complete walk through of your home and interview each household member. You should plan at least two hours for the home visit.

WHAT ARE MY FIRST STEPS?

Download the applicable home study application on our "Pricing Page" to get the home study process going. Contact us if you have questions about what application you need or for adoption attorney recommendations.

 

WHAT KIND OF HOME STUDY DO I NEED?

 
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PRE-PLACEMENT HOME STUDIES

necessary prior to placement and adoption, can be done for adoptive hopeful families and can be expedited for families who have already been identified for adoption

COURT EXPECTATIONS

The court has certain professional expectations for home study providers pursuant to RCW 26.33.190/200 

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