Adoption Home Studies
The finalization of an adoption is one of the greatest joys I have witnessed. Building families, creating memories, seeing the love grow is just heart-warming. I have had the pleasure of working on numerous adoptions over the past 10 years in the Tampa Bay area working with an adoption agency. I am now pleased to offer adoption home studies and post-placement reports in Citrus County. Please note that Bella Sudore is not a child-placing agency.
In Florida, an adoption home study is required by law to demonstrate your qualification to adopt a child. I provide adoption education, visit your home, help you complete paperwork through interviews which include medical and financial assessments, desire and readiness to parent, stability of the home. There are also local, state, and federal background clearances on all adults in the home and personal reference checks from employers and schools if there are children in the home as well as personal references.
The post-placement visits and reports are to offer continued support for the new family and updates to the courts on how everyone is doing. These continue monthly until the adoption is finalized. These reports and the home study are held in the highest confidentiality and shared only with you and the adoption agency you work with (who shares it with the courts). Please download these pages and complete so we can get started on the home study.
What is the cost?
Domestic Home Study: $1,200 (used for Florida and inter-state (ICPC) Adoptions
Post-Placement Visits and Reports: $200 each (for the monthly supervision and report)
Domestic Home Study Update: $250 (when the original home study has expired)
Travel: fees may apply, based on location