Home Studies, Post-Placement Services, and Post-Adoption Counseling

Home Studies, Post-Placement Services, and Post-Adoption Counseling

In addition to our Infant Adoption Program, Children’s Service Society 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.

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

Post-Placement Supervision

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.

Post-Adoption Counseling

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 birthmom 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-adopt 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

 


“My counselor was a god-send during my adoption.  She helped me feel informed and confident about my decisions.  She also helped me process my emotions in a way that was helpful for me and my situation” (CSS birthmother 2018).

“Our counselor was fantastic!  Her genuine concern and care really helped the entire process be extremely comfortable for us” (CSS adoptive parents, 2016).

“Knowing what to expect and how to work on my relationship with the adoptive parents was the most helpful to me” (CSS birthmother, 2018).

“The classes they have you do online makes you understand things better” (CSS adoptive parent, 2018).

“They were amazing to work with, helpful, and we are very happy we used CSS” (CSS Adoptive parent, 2018).

“We received instant access, and feedback through emails and phone calls” (CSS adoptive parent, 2018).


 

Know an expectant parent or birth parent?  We offer free options counseling.  We can help with private, independent, and agency adoptions.  Call us at 801-656-8527.  Email at admin@cssutah.org.