Adoption Consultants can conduct your home study if you are Nebraska resident. You will be sent a Home Study Application and
a Home Study packet with explicit instructions concerning completing the
paperwork necessary for the home study.
adoption regulations require that we spend a total of six hours of time with
you. This is usually done in three or
four visits interviewing you, gathering information, and providing adoption
educational material. From the time we
receive your Home Study Application to the completion of your home study is
usually six to ten weeks. The length of
time can vary based upon your timely completion of paperwork and availability
to meeting with your home study worker.
Is Adoption Consultants able to conduct my homestudy?
Adoption Consultants is licensed in Nebraska as an adoption home study
agency. If you are a resident of Nebraska and you are
adopting either domestically or internationally, Adoption Consultants will
conduct your home study. If you are a
resident of Nebraska
and adopting through an out-of-state agency or an attorney, Adoption
Consultants will conduct your home study.
If you are planning to adopt through another agency located in Nebraska, Adoption
Consultants will conduct your home study only at this agency’s request. Nebraska
law requires that a family have an approved home study prior to a child being
placed with them for adoption.
What is a home study and what can we expect?
A home study is a document to verify that you qualify to
adopt a child. A home study is also an
evaluative and educational process, which includes interviews, background
checks, and adoption information. An
adoption professional meets with you in your home to ask you about your
background, values, relationships, finances, and your reasons for
adopting. Your home is checked to make
sure it is a safe place for a child to live.
Various background and reference checks are conducted, and there is
paperwork for you to complete. Families
are required to complete either online adoption education or attend adoption
seminars to increase their knowledge of adoption-related issues. Families are also provided articles to read
specific to their adoption situation, as well as information about books,
videos, and online resources.
How long does a home study take to complete and how long
does it stay current?
The average pre-placement adoption home study will take 6 to
10 weeks to complete. The length of time
will vary due to background checks which are conducted by state or local
agencies, and a family’s availability to schedule appointments and return
paperwork. A home study stays current
for one year. In addition, an
international home study must be less than six months old when submitted to
Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Contact Adoption Consultants prior to your home study expiring to
schedule a home study update meeting with your worker. This meeting will take place in your home and
there is a fee for the updated home study.
Post-placement Supervision & Counseling
Upon arrival home with your child your home study agency
will need to conduct two post-placement visits in order to meet Nebraska requirements
for post-placement supervision. One of
these visits must be in your home.
The purpose of these visits is: 1) to gather basic health
and adjustment information concerning the child placed with you 2) to assess the adjustment of the child to
their new home and family 3) to assess
the adjustment of the parents and other family members to the new family
member 4) to provide support to your
family if you feel the need
There may be additional post-placement supervision
requirements made by your placing country or placing state if adopting in the United States. Adoption Consultants will provide those
additional services as well as the two required by the State of Nebraska. All reports will be forwarded to the
necessary entity to meet your post-placement obligations.