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What is generally required in your adoption home study?

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2018 | Family Law

Whether you have struggled with infertility or have been able to have children, but are still interested in adoption, deciding to adopt children in Michigan can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Preparing yourself, your family and your home for bringing another child into your circle will take time, commitment and patience. 

One of the critical aspects of preparing for adoption is participating in a home study where you will disclose information that will help placement agencies to identify whether or not your home and family will be suitable for the healthy upbringing of children awaiting adoption. According to, your home study will most likely include a report that includes a variety of information, as well as an actual visit by designated professionals. This process can take anywhere between 3-6 months depending on who you choose to use. 

Some of the information you may be required to disclose include the following: 

  • A background check and various security clearances. 
  • Your opinion on and history with infertility if applicable. 
  • Information about the environment in your home and your family’s dynamic. 
  • The health and stability of crucial relationships within your family that will affect the child you adopt. 
  • Your reasoning for considering and pursuing adoption. 
  • The vision, expectations and desires that you have for the child you adopt. 

Another important aspect of your home study will require you to disclose detailed information about your health history, as well as that of other family members who will play an integral role in the child’s life. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.