Home Studies: Go Licensed or Go Home


Today, we’re tackling a pressing question: Why should you opt for a licensed child-placing agency to conduct your home study?

First things first, let’s talk about quality. As someone who’s been in the adoption game for quite some time, I’ve seen my fair share of home studies. And let me tell you, the disparity in quality between those conducted by individual social workers and those done by licensed agencies is stark. While there might be exceptions, more often than not, the home studies from licensed agencies come out on top in terms of thoroughness, detail, and professionalism. From comprehensive content to extensive reports, the difference is crystal clear.

One of the biggest perks of going with a licensed agency is the assurance that your home study will be recognized in all 50 states. Adoption is unpredictable, and you never know where your adoption journey might take you. By choosing a licensed agency, you’re ensuring that your home study meets the standards and requirements across the board, no matter where your adoption road leads.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “But Steffany, isn’t opting for a licensed agency more expensive?”

While it might seem like a larger upfront investment, it’s important to remember that quality often comes with a price tag. Think of it as an investment in the future of your family. Plus, consider the potential costs and headaches of having to redo a subpar home study down the line. Trust me, the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a top-notch home study in-hand is worth every penny.

So, if you’re gearing up to take the plunge into adoption, don’t cut corners when it comes to your home study. Choose a licensed child-placing agency, and set yourself up for success from the get-go. Your forever family deserves nothing less.

If you’re looking for a few more details and tips – check out the full video on this topic here: https://youtu.be/a_1Hil_OlZQ 

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This blog post is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Our services are not financial, business, or legal advice. The information presented here is not a guarantee that you will obtain any results or earn any money using our content. Adoption & Beyond, Inc. owns all copyrights to the materials presented here unless otherwise noted.

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Meet Steffany Aye, the heart behind Adoption & Beyond since its inception in 1998. Fueled by a deep passion for supporting both birth and adoptive parents, Steffany's journey as an adoptive parent has continued the foundation for this non-profit adoption agency.

Drawing from more than 25 years of dedicated experience, Steffany and her team are committed to crafting warm, thriving families through child-centered adoptions. Their inclusive services, free from any form of discrimination, reflect Steffany's unwavering dedication to the beautiful tapestry of adoption.

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