In addition to our Infant Adoption Program, Children’s Service Society of Utah offers several other adoption-related services:
Adoption Home Studies
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.
Watch this video to learn more about what a home study is, and why it is an integral part of the adoption process:
Below are the home study services Children’s Service Society provides:
- Domestic Home Study: $800
- Domestic Home Study Update (only available if CSS conducted your original home study): $250
- 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, in order to legally finalize the adoption. Each state has specific requirements about how many and/or how often supervisory visits are required. Children’s Service Society provides Post Placement Supervision services, including a home visit and a written report, for $150 per visit or $400 for 3 visits.
We offer adoption-related counseling for adoptees of any age, adoptive parents, and birth parents.
While we offer counseling services for free to birthparents who placed their child through CSS, we also offer contract counseling services to those who placed through another agency or through private adoptions. In most cases, post-adoption therapy for birthparents is paid for by the adoptive parents. This can help the birthmother continue to get support after the adoptee has been placed with their adoptive family. We also offer post-adoption therapy services to the adoptee and their family at any point after the adoption has taken place. The cost for post-adoption therapy services are as follows:
- Contract to Provide Birth Parent Counseling Services: $70/session
- Adoptee Post-Adoption Therapy Services: $70/session
- Birth Parent Counseling Services for Parents who Placed Through Children’s Service Society: Free for life