5 Tips For the Home Study Home Visit
The home visits that takes place as part of the home study process can raise a lot of questions and cause some stress for families looking to adopt. It’s typically easier if your adoption center explains what will happen during that visit. Here are some quick tips to help make the home study visit a little less stressful and give insight as to what to expect.
- As part of the home visit, your case worker will do a home inspection. This is to evaluate the home environment to make sure that the potential adoptive child will be safe, both physically and emotionally. This means that the case workers look at the condition of the house in regard to cleanliness, neighborhood, available space, and safety hazards. If there are concerns, the caseworker will let you know so that you can address them.
- During this time basic questions are asked to help the social worker get to know the couple personally, experience their personalities, and address any concerns she may have after reading the submitted paper work.
- Background checks, financial status, evaluation of physical/mental health, and other similar assessments are to ensure that the infant placed for adoption will have the best possible care.
- References are needed as part of the home study. This helps illustrate what kind of relationships the couples have and give a glimpse into what kind of people they are.
- The most important tip is to relax and not stress. Be yourself. The home visit is not only for the caseworker’s benefit, but for yours. It can help you to be better prepared as an adoptive applicant hoping to be selected by expectant parents.
Hopefully these tips help make the home visit and home inspection a little less stressful. Simply remember to be yourself! For additional information regarding Utah/Idaho infant adoption, please contact Forever Bound Adoption at 801-821-1354.