Home Studies and Post Placement

A home study or adoptive evaluation is a state required documentation process that covers your readiness and ability to adopt. A licensed social worker will visit with your family in your home, to get to know you and your family better and to understand your motivation to adopt. Adoption is a lifelong journey; we want to ensure the journey begins with the best possible outcome.

Below are the home study services Children’s Service Society provides:

  • Domestic Home Study: $700
  • Domestic Home Study Update: $250
  • International Home Study: $850
  • International Home Study Update: $300
  • Home Study to adopt out of foster care: $1,500

In addition to home studies, adoptive families are required to have supervisory visits following the placement of the child in their home. Every country and state has it’s own specific requirements. Children’s Service Society provides the following Post Placement Supervisory services:

  • Domestic Post Placement Visit and Report: $150 per visit, or $400 for 3 visits
  • International Post Placement Visit and Report: $200 per visit