Surviving Your Home Study Guide

Tips from an adoption social worker and adoptive dad.

Rachel Skousen July 08, 2014

So, you’ve decided you want to adopt. Congratulations! You’re at the beginning of a journey that can change your life forever. So what now? Well, there are a lot of different avenues that you can take but there’s one common thing that needs to be done for the grand majority of adoptions: a home study. Many hopeful adoptive parents dread this home study. The home study process takes time, effort, and lots of patience. A home study requires interviews, documents, and a home visit. In this article we will discuss a few things about home studies that will help you prepare to have a successful experience.

To find a qualified home study social worker in your area, click here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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