All prospective adoptive parents must become licensed to adopt. This is what is known as a home study. Everlasting Adoptions does NOT conduct the home study, but we will give you referrals for sources/agencies in your state that can provide a home study for you. This would be an independent, licensed social worker or a licensed, child placing agency. You will call them to ask them for their pricing and their process and then hire whomever you feel comfortable with. This process takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks. A social worker that is assigned to you will come into your home and interview you.
You will have to meet certain requirements which usually are:
- Seeing your home to make sure you have enough space to raise a child
- Proving financial stability by: W2 forms, last years income tax return, check stubs, bank accounts, etc
- Proving good health by taking a complete physical
- Conducting a complete criminal background check (FBI level - in all 50 states) by having your fingerprints taken to show that you have not committed a major felony in any state of the U.S. If all of these requirements are met, then you will receive a written report stating that you are Home Study approved and ready to adopt legally.
Here is a great resource to begin researching sources for your Home Study:
www.1-800-homestudy.com. If you have any questions, issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-866-406-2702.