We went to an open house for a large national placement firm over the weekend (more on that later) and there were lots of people who had not started their home study process. We shared the name of our home study agency with them (and will do so with you as well), but here are two resources you might find helpful to begin your own study:
1-800 Home Study.com
A stupid name name for a nice listing of licensed home study agencies. Here’s how they describe themselves:
1800HomeStudy.com is the definitive resource for adoptive families who are looking for qualified and reliable adoption home study professionals. Our knowledgeable adoption home study affiliates have completed thousands of approved home studies for hopeful adoptive families in every state.
This is a listing of the agencies licensed to conduct home studies for international adoptions, but many can do domestic as well if that’s what you’re planning.
We’ll tell you more about how we picked our home study agency based on a gut reaction soon, too.