What is a home study?

An adoption home study is an independent investigation undertaken to verify your suitability as the adoptive parent(s).  In Florida, a favorable preliminary home study is valid for one (1) year after the date of its completion and may be updated easily.  You may contact us for more information about obtaining an adoption home study. Florida licensed agencies and professionals qualified to conduct adoption home studies include: licensed child-placing agencies; registered child-caring agencies; and, certain licensed professionals such as licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers (L.C.S.W.), licensed marriage and family therapists (L.M.F.T.), and licensed mental health counselors (L.M.H.C.).