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What is a Home Study and why is it Necessary?

What is a Home Study and why is it Necessary? Adoptions have a lot of complex legal requirements. One of those legal requirements is the home study. Every prospective adoptive parent has to complete a home study before the adoption can be finalized. It is often the most stressful part of the adoption process for adoptive parents. This is because a social worker or case worker actually enters their home and judges their fitness to be adoptive parents. What is a home study? What does it involve? Why is it necessary? This article will answer those questions. What is a Home Study? A home study is a study performed by a licensed social worker or case worker. The study educates prospective adoptive parents about adoption. The study also evaluates whether…

Birth and Relinquishment

Adoption can be a complex process. The term “placing for adoption” connotes a lot more than the formal process of adoption. It contains all the mental, physical, and emotional experiences associated with pregnancy. Nonetheless, the physical birth of the child and formal placement of him or her for adoption, a process known as birth and relinquishment, is also important. Let’s talk about birth and relinquishment in more detail. Adoption Birth Birth sounds relatively straightforward. However, its much more complicated. Birth begins well before the physical process of labor with the creation of an adoption hospital plan. This plan outlines the birth mother’s preferences for the hospital stay, including, but not limited to, whether the adoptive parents will be present at the birth, who will hold the baby first, and how…

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