The adoption home study is an evaluation and report which satisfy the legal requirements for the State of Arizona for families who want to adopt newborns, foster children, and international adoption. Building Arizona Families provides these professional services in a positive, informative manner to ensure prospective parents have the education and support they need to feel comfortable and confident through the adoption process.
The adoption home study requirements include a minimum of two home visits with your Building Arizona Families social worker. Each visit is approximately four hours long, and at least two hours must be spent in your home.
Your social worker will provide home study resource materials so that you know what to expect and what documentation is required for the home study. You can view the list of required documentation on our website HERE.
Adoption education is also a vital component of the adoption home study. All domestic and international adoptive families are required to complete at least ten hours of adoption information. Adoption education resources are available HERE, in the drop-down section on the Home Studies page.
Reference letters are also required as part of the adoption home study. The social worker uses these references to assess your parenting ability, character, relationships, etc. Building Arizona Families will provide information about the areas the reference letters should address. Three of the reference letters must come from employers, friends, clergy, neighbors, and friends, and two of the reference letters must come from family members or relatives.
Whether you are interested in newborn, international, or foster child adoption, Building Arizona Families will provide the expertise and education needed to assist you in the adoption process. You are invited to attend one of our convenient online adoption seminars. The seminars will provide information on foster, newborn, and Haiti adoptions. Find out dates and times HERE.
Building Arizona is an internationally Hague-accredited, Arizona-licensed adoption agency with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To start an adoption home study or learn more about our adoption programs, please contact Lisa Peterson at 623-692-4424 or Lisa@buildingarizonafamilies.com.
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