Adoption Home Studies

An Adoption Home Study is required when a family wants to adopt and is therefore the first step to the adoption process. Woodfords Family Services provides a Home Study service to families.

Our desire is to partner with families and to help them realize their dream of adopting by providing the service of a completed home study. Our staff will walk you through each step of the adoption home study process and will provide you with the support and education needed.

Adoptive Families: 
  • Come from all walks of life
  • Can be married or single
  • Are 21 years or older
  • Have reliable income
  • Are in good health
How Long does a Home Study take?

A home study will be completed in approximately two to three months.

What Does the Home Study Entail?
  • A home inspection
  • Indepth interviews with all family members
  • Background checks
  • Criminal, driving and CPS
  • Medical statements
  • Three (3) references
  • Application Fee $200 (non-reimburseable)
  • Full Adoption Home Study Fee $3,500
  • Post-Placement Visit Fee (per visit, as requested) $250
  • Home Study Update Fee $300
  • Home Study Addendum Fee $250

Ellen Dorr
Director, Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption Services
(207) 878-9663