A home study is a pre-placement report that evaluates your ability to parent. This report is required for adoption domestically, internationally, foster care, and foster to adopt.
The process can take between three to four months to complete. The process concludes with a written report that your caseworker creates about your family.
In order for an adoption agency to do international adoption in the United States, it must be accredited. There are two accredited entities: IAAME and CRES. International Adoption Agencies area audited every 4 years to get re-accredited. To find a Hague Accredited International Home Study Provider, go to Hague ASP Agencies.
There are multiple adoption agencies across the United States that are not Hague-accredited. These agencies' services can include domestic adoption and home study only. When looking for a home study agency, it is helpful to find one that is local. The fee to review a home study conducted by a non-Hague agency will be $500 since IAN is acting as the accredited agency.
Training classes are required by the State of Colorado and IAN. Prospective adoptive parent(s) will attend IAN's in-person two-day core training required by the State of Colorado.
Re-validate or finalize adoption (country dependent) in the State of Colorado through the court system in order to receive the U.S. Birth Certificate for you child.
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