an Information Packet
with Your Social Worker
Your Home Study Documents
for Your Home Study
With Your Social Worker
Your Home Study
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.
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 48 hours), pay your application fee online.
Complete Your Application
Begin your Home Study! Your Home Study Social Worker will contact you to schedule your first meeting. You will begin work to organize your documents through your MyAdoptionPortal account.
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!
At this point, you will pay for your home study through our secure online portal. If you are joining the Domestic Infant Networking Program, you will pay your fee and start working with your networking social worker at this time. Your home study social worker will begin drafting your home study and you will schedule your final interviews.
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
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.
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. Documents are uploaded through a secure portal for clients’ convenience. Click the numbered steps below to learn more about the home study process!