Living Hope is fully Hague accredited and licensed to provide
home study services
Living Hope Adoption Agency is a Hague accredited adoption agency. We are licensed to provide international and domestic home study services for families residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. Living Hope Adoption Agency provides home study services for families adopting through our agency, along with those adopting through other placing agencies. For more information about our home study services, please contact Jill Ciseck at Jciseck@livinghopeadoption.org.
If you already have a completed home study in your state and want to proceed with an adoption, through Living Hope Adoption Agency, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families are required to complete the home study process prior to completing any domestic or international adoption. This process is an in-depth look into your family, and ultimately tells the story of your desire to adopt. The purpose of the home study is to also offer an explanation as to the suitability of the adoptive parent(s), as well as issue approval to adopt from a home study professional. Topics of discussion typically include the following: health; marriage; parenting techniques; home environment; safety; community; family history, etc.
Our home study social workers are trained professionals who are here to guide you through the process, and will make the experience as comfortable as possible. Once your family has submitted the preliminary paperwork required by your respective state/adopting country, the interview process will commence. Interviewing consists of face-to-face meetings with your individual social worker, including at least one visit in your home. Once all paperwork and interview steps are completed, your social worker will prepare your home study document.
The home study process ultimately approves an individual/family to adopt from their desired program. Once approved, your completed home study is sent to your identified primary provider/placing agency, and USCIS or adoption attorney, depending on the details of your adoption.
Home study preparation fees vary between $1,700 - $2,000, depending on your state of residence and adoption program. Please contact us at email@example.com for more personalized information.