Adoption Home Studies

1
Download
an Information Packet

2
Submit
Your Application

3
Connect
with Your Social Worker

4
Complete
Home Study Documents

Home Study 101

An adoption home study is the first step in the adoption process. It ensures that an adoptive family is ready to welcome a child into their home. The process includes completion of paperwork and in person interviews with the family’s adoption social worker. At Adoptions Together, our home studies are completed almost entirely online for our clients’ convenience. Click the numbered steps below to learn more about the home study process!

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Attend
Required Training

6
Interview
with Your Social Worker

7
Review
Your Home Study

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Done!!

Step 1

Download an Information Packet to learn about Adoptions Together's Home Study program and options we can offer your growing family. We are licensed to complete home studies in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. If you live outside of this area but plan on moving into the region please contact our office prior to completing an application.

Download the Home Study Information Packet

Step 2

Sign up for an account using our interactive MyAdoptionPortal, where you will fill out your Home Study application. Once your application is approved (usually within 24 hours), pay your application fee online.
Complete Your Application

Step 3

Begin your online Home Study! Your Home Study Social Worker will contact you to schedule your first meeting. You will begin work to organize your documents for your MyAdoptionPortal account.

Step 4

Complete all of the Home Study documents and tasks including clearances, financial information and medical records. Most of these can be electronically uploaded into our secure online portal at your convenience!

Step 5

Complete all required Home Study and Adoption specific training. We offer many Adoption Preparation classes online and in-person conveniently scheduled for families.

View Upcoming Trainings

Step 6

At this point, you will pay for your home study through our secure online portal. Your social worker will begin drafting your home study and you will schedule your final interviews.

Step 7

Once your social worker has completed the first draft of your home study, they will submit it for review by Adoptions Together. Once it’s approved, you and your placing agency will have the opportunity to review your home study and edit it before its finalized.

Step 8

Your home study is now complete. We send original copies to you to disperse as needed. We also place a final copy in your MyAdoptionPortal account for preservation if you ever need a copy.

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Home Study 101

An adoption home study is the first step in the adoption process. It ensures that an adoptive family is ready to welcome a child into their home. The process includes completion of paperwork and in person interviews with the family’s adoption social worker. At Adoptions Together, our home studies are completed almost entirely online for our clients’ convenience. Click the numbered steps below to learn more about the home study process!

  • Step 1 - Download an Information Packet
    Download an Information Packet to learn about Adoptions Together's Home Study program and options we can offer your growing family. We are licensed to complete home studies in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.

    Download the Home Study Information Packet

  • Step 2 - Submit Your Application
    Sign up for an account using our interactive MyAdoptionPortal, where you will fill out your Home Study application. Once your application is approved (usually within 24 hours), pay your application fee online.

    Complete Your Application

  • Step 3 - Connect with Your Social Worker
    Begin your online Home Study! Your Home Study Social Worker will contact you to schedule your first meeting. You will begin work to organize your documents for your MyAdoptionPortal account.
  • Step 4 - Complete Your Home Study Documents
    Complete all of the Home Study documents and tasks including clearances, financial information and medical records. Most of these can be electronically uploaded into our secure online portal at your convenience!
  • Step 5 - Attend Required Training
    Complete all required Home Study and Adoption specific training. We offer many Adoption Preparation classes online and in-person conveniently scheduled for families.

    View Upcoming Trainings

  • Step 6 - Interview with Your Social Worker
    At this point, you will pay for your home study through our secure online portal. Your social worker will begin drafting your home study and you will schedule your final interviews.
  • Step 7 - Review Your Home Study
    Once your social worker has completed the first draft of your home study, they will submit it for review by Adoptions Together. Once it’s approved, you and your placing agency will have the opportunity to review your home study and edit it before its finalized.

  • Step 8 - Done!
    Your home study is now complete. We send original copies to you to disperse as needed. We also place a final copy in your MyAdoptionPortal account for preservation if you ever need a copy.

    View FAQs
    View Home Study Fees