There's often a difference between the official guidelines and what they actually do. A lot may depend on where you live and what the general attitudes are in your area (for instance, how strippers are viewed is very different in Las Vegas than it is in a small town in the middle of the Bible Belt. That said, I think it may cause problems, for a few different reasons.<br /><br />1. Just like single men wanting to adopt run into problems because of appearances, as a stripper, the social worker may have concerns about appearances as well.<br /><br />2. Kids in care come with a lot of baggage, and it's not unusual for that to include sexual abuse or witnessing sexual "stuff." The children in your home knowing what you do for work could be a huge trigger and very confusing for kids. A lot of teen girls in care, even if they were not sexually abused, end up seeking love and attention in sexual ways, so your profession could cause confusion for them, as well.<br /><br />3. Back to appearances again, parents knowing or finding out what you do for work could set the social worker up for dealing with additional complaints, calls to supervisors, challenging the placement in court, etc. It could also open up parents making more false allegations against you. Social workers will likely anticipate this and want to avoid it.<br /><br />I don't know that any of these are insurmountable issues, but it may take more time and work. They may want you to work with them on how you are going to deal with any issues that might arise, and they might also put restrictions on the kids you can take (ie. no sexual abuse history, no teenage girls). I would suggest that you bring it up with the social worker at the very beginning, so you can work through anything you are asked to and, if they won't license you, you know before you go through the whole process.