Domestic Adoption Process- CSS will prepare a home study and provide post placement supervision for children adopted out of state custody. We highly recommend that you become a licensed foster parent in the state of UT before considering adopting a child out of state custody. Children in custody of the state are there because they have been abused and/or neglected and have special needs because of their traumatic histories. You need to be well prepared for the unique challenges of parenting a child with a history of trauma. Utah does not require that you become a licensed foster parent in order to adopt a child out of foster care however; many other states do require you to be licensed before they will consider placing a child in their custody into your home for adoption. Every state is different so if you are looking to adopt a child in another state, we always recommend you become licensed in order to broaden your possibilities of receiving placement of a child. Contact Allison for an application: email@example.com
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. This is an excellent time for the worker to get to know you and understand your motivation to adopt. Although it may appear overwhelming and possibly invasive at first, you will begin to see that it can actually be an positive experience where you are able to share your family’s strengths. Your home study worker is there to help you bring your child home rather than hinder you in the process. Children’s Service Society conducts domestic and international homestudies for families in the state of Utah.