In order to begin the adoption process, the family must be approved with a homestudy. The homestudy is the foundation of all adoptions, and is required in every state and country. It is a written, comprehensive assessment of the adoptive family, and is a process of evaluation by a licensed or certified Social Worker employed by a licensed adoption agency.
The home study process should be a joint educative effort by prospective adoptive parents and the Social Worker to understand and explore the numerous adoption options (international and domestic, private and agency) and to assess what avenue may be most appropriate for the prospective adoptive parents.
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