Home Study Plus Services
We also offer the following services to our Home Study Clients
Home Study and Placement Reports
Quality assessment services provided by professional case workers in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. All home studies are valid in and out of state, with agencies, facilitators, and private attorney-managed adoptions. Family adjustment and finalization reports provided as well.
Interstate Compact Assistance
Each state requires the submission of complete information to the Interstate Office with details about the adopters, the baby, and the birth family. Packets include clearances, home study, and the legal termination of rights. Without ICPC approval families cannot travel to their home state with their infants. Fee: $2000
The dynamic landscape of domestic adoption and how to navigate the internet world of facilitators, private attorneys, and agencies outside MD,VA, and DC. Ongoing specific match consultation is available. Fee: $1500
Birthparent Counseling and Support
Our counselors meet with birth parents and provide them a variety of legal and social work services required in the state where the birth or adoptive parents live. Spanish speaking assistance available in licensed areas. Fee: $200/hour or flat fee
Assistance to Adopters from Other States
Once you are connected to birthparents or their representatives, we can assist you in finding attorneys or agency staff to assist with your legal work, ICPC, and finalization. Fee: $200/hour or flat fee
Tracking Home Study and Clearance Update Requirements
Home studies are valid for one year from the date of approval. Each clearance—CPS, medical, DMV, state Police and FBI—will also have a one to two year validity date. You will be kept up to date on your clearance expiration dates and notified with a three-month window to complete the updated paperwork. Fee: $100 annually
Managing Annual Update and More for Birthparents
We collect and transmit annual (or more frequent) updates for you and your child’s birthparents. We act as an ongoing liaison to record address changes and vital medical updates. Fee: $100 annually
Facilitating Meetings with Birthparents
If your adoption includes an annual or more regular meeting, our trained staff will arrange the logistics and attend to ensure mutually respectful meetings. Fee: $200/meeting
Co-Parent/Second Parent Adoption
Children adopted into families headed by partners who are of the same sex need the permanence and security provided by having two fully sanctioned and legally defined parents. Adoptions Together is ready to help you achieve your second-parent adoption and put your family on firmer ground.
Virginia Parental Placements
(Reports and Facilitated Meeting)
This unique private adoption placement in Virginia ensures that a birth family has met and selected the adoptive parents for their child. The home study requires a tailored format and the meeting is staffed by a case manager to comply with all aspects of Virginia law.
Interim Care for Infants During Legal At-Risk Period
Adoptions Together has a team of home studied, licensed families who care for infants from discharge to placement, especially when birthparents need time to decide what is best for them and their child. Families matched with the baby can visit while the baby is in care. Fee: $100/day
Ongoing Education, Training, and Support for Adopting Families and Their Children
We offer a curriculum for adopters before placement and ongoing education and counseling services for families and children of all ages. Begin with the ABCs of Adoption to explore your choices; move on to the Parent Preparation curriculum for international and domestic adopters; then take advantage of Talking to Your Child about Adoption and groups for adoptive children as your child ages.
We also provide Domestic Infant, School-Aged Children and International Placement services.
Learn more about our placement services!