A home study is an evaluation of each potential adoptive family prior to the placement of a child in the home. An approved home study report will enable us to recommend you to Haiti. Therefore, the home study is an extremely important part of the adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to completely and accurately assess the readiness of an adoptive family to ensure the placement is made in the best interest of the adoptive child and the adoptive family.
The home study process usually includes at least four interviews by a CCAI social worker on separate days. At least one visit/interview will be in the adoptive family’s home. These interviews will help our social worker to evaluate your adoption motivation, family backgrounds, marriage stability, financial ability, physical condition, understanding of parenthood, home and community environment, support system, and other relevant issues to determine your readiness for adoption.
It usually takes six to eight weeks for a social worker to complete your home study and write a home study report based on federal, state, and Haitian government requirements. A CCAI Child Placement Supervisor will approve the report before it goes to the USCIS. Your home study will also be a part of your dossier that will go to IBESR in Haiti.
CCAI’s social workers are experienced and dedicated professionals. As your home study providers, they will help support and prepare you during the most exciting journey of your life.