Home Study

Homes Study Services

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Family to Family is a child placing agency licensed by the State of Texas to place children for adoption and to perform Home Study interviews and evaluations as per the Texas Minimum Adoption Standards.  There are several types of adoptions that require specific types of home study and post placement.  The following is a general list of those:

  1. Domestic Adoption: requires the adoptive parent to have home study evaluation and report prior to placement with a child age 0 to 16. Five post placement supervision visits must be completed prior to finalization of the adoption.
  2. Step Parent Adoption: Required when the biological parent of a child wishes to extend parental rights to a step father or step mother.  Generally there are no post placement supervision visits required, this home study is completed because of a pending adoption decree usually.
  3. International Adoption: Most children adopted internationally are residents of countries that have ratified the Hague Convention.  This requires the placing agency to be accredited by the Hague Convention.  At this time, the expected date of accreditation and ratification of the Hague Convention by the United States is April of 2008.

Family to Family Adoptions, Inc. is able to complete your home study assessment within a 100 mile range of the following counties in Texas:  Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Colorado, Liberty, Montgomery, Chambers, Jefferson, Travis, Bexar, Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin.

If you do not live in one of these counties, please call us at 281-342-4042 for information on a social worker in your area.