Home Study for Adoption

Learn About Home Studies

Many Pennsylvania resident’s choose an agency outside of the state to handle their adoption. Those families are then required to have a PA licensed home study provider complete their Home Study and Post Placement documentation.  

For families choosing Absolute Love as their full service provider, we will complete your Home Study and Post Placements as part of your program package.

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Why Use Absolute Love for Your Home Study?

We are committed to being accessible, ethical, collaborative and well informed. Absolute Love is dedicated to continued learning and adoption news to ensure you are getting an up-date-approach to adoption home studies.

What is a Home Study?

A home study is a written report written by a licensed professional in your state that certifies you are eligible for adoption. All pre-adoptive families must have a home study before they are able to take placement of a child they wish to adopt.

It should not be a source of anxiety. Our goal is to ensure you are capable of parenting the child you wish to adopt, and that you have the resources to help that relationship thrive.

We will interview your about your childhood, significant life experiences, family dynamics, financial patterns, individual strengths and weaknesses and your motivation for and understanding of adoption.

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Where Families Take Root

root:

the part of a plant which attaches it to a support, typically underground, conveying nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers.

“take root:”:

synonyms: begin to germinate, begin to sprout, develop, thrive, flourish

Steps

  • Call/Text/email Absolute Love and request an application.
  • Complete Application, return with $100 fee and work diligently on collecting the remaining documents.
  • Submit all support documentation along with remaining $1500 fee and schedule your home study.
  • An Adoption Specialist conducts a 3 hour interview focusing on topics that impact your adoption readiness: finances, spirituality, support, relationships, career, etc. We also do a tour of your home to ensure if is safe and can accommodate a child.
  • The Adoption Specialist takes 1-4 weeks to send you a draft to edit. You return with all edits and the specialist finalizes and submits to your home agency.
  • Await placement. Update your home study annually and keep clearances and medicals current.

Helpful Tips

  • Start collecting photos for your profile book.
  • You will be required to take 20 hours of adoption training. Consider starting now.
  • You need to submit child abuse clearances for each state lived in for the previous 5 years, as well as FBI and criminal clearances for PA. Get a head start on those.

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