| Adoption Affiliates
of South Florida strives to make your home study an interactive and informative
experience. As adoption specialists, we have extensive experience with
both domestic and international adoptions. Our home study reports satisfy
the requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Services, the State
of Florida and specific countries.
It is usually
more cost effective to have your home study conducted by an independent
licensed clinical social worker. In cases requiring an agency home study,
we can provide this service through our affiliations with Florida licensed
child placing agencies.
A home study consists
of meeting with a licensed clinical social worker for the purpose of determining
the ability of an individual or couple to parent a child through adoption.
At least one of the visits will take place in your home. You will be asked
to share information about your personal background, education, employment,
values, lifestyle and marital relationship if you are married. Your social
worker will discuss with you your ideas about parenting, experiences with
children and your motivation and feelings about adoption.
A full home study
report will be prepared following completion of the interviews and submission
of required documents. Your social worker will advise you about the specific
documents required for your home study.
Adoption is both
a process and a unique experience. We are here to help prepare you for
your role as adoptive parents by providing personal support, resource materials
and information about local support groups for prospective parents.
We will be pleased
to discuss any questions and concerns you may have and look forward to
meeting with you.