Use the homestudy to learn all about adoption. While the process may seem invasive, remember that the goal is to make sure children are placed in homes where they’ll be loved and protected.
By Lucia Moses
Regardless of where you live, or where you plan to adopt, you’ll need to complete a homestudy. This is a document that contains the story of your life: your family and marital history, your health, your financial situation. It includes a description of your home and neighborhood, as well as personal references and discussion of any health concerns or any criminal record.
If the thought of opening up your home and your life to a stranger makes you squeamish, you’re not alone. People often worry that they will be found ineligible to adopt. In reality, it’s rare for a homestudy to end with a negative recommendation. While the process may seem invasive, remember that the goal is to make sure children are placed in homes where they’ll be loved and protected…