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.
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.
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
will be pleased to discuss any questions and concerns
you may have and look forward to meeting with you.