Home Study Services

A home study is an assessment of a prospective adoptive family and is required by the State of Virginia for families wishing to adopt.

CHS provides home study services for the following types of adoptions:

  1. Foster care adoption
  2. Parental placement adoption
  3. Interstate adoption
  4. Custody adoption
  5. Relative adoption

A home study typically takes about 2-3 months to complete. The process includes training, interviews, a home visit, and paperwork (including background checks, medical reports, financial statements, etc.). During this process, you and a trained social worker will determine together your readiness to adopt.

CHS Home Study Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 25 years of age or older
  • Applicants must have clean, safe housing with space for a child
  • Applicants must have safe, reliable transportation and vehicle insurance
  • Applicants and all household members must meet all Minimum Standards required by Virginia

Please contact us if you are in need of a home study.

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