Home Study and Post Placement Services

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Adoption Home Study and Post Placement Services

Children's Connections is one of the largest providers of adoption home study and post placement services in Texas. In other words, we have Adoption Specialists spread out across Texas ready to serve you in your home.

If you are adopting through an agency other than Children's Connections Inc. (CCI), we can still conduct your domestic or international adoption home study and post placement services. Most importantly, we will work closely with your agency to meet their requirements. 

Texas home study and post placement reports are completed promptly. Therefore, your report will be completed approximately 30 days from when your paperwork is turned in. In addition, a home study must be updated every 12 months, or after a major life change in the adoptive family.

Adoption Home Study and Post Placement Services For:

  • Domestic infant
  • Domestic older child
  • International
  • Step-parent
  • Relative/Grandparent
  • Embryo

Our Adoption Home Study and Post Placement Services Include:

  • Adoptive parent training sessions
  • Facilitation and coordination with your post placement agency for no additional fee
  • Qualified staff members with years of home study and adoption experience
  • Home visits to help you prepare your home for a new child
  • Your review of the home study report prior to sending it out to other agencies
  • Child care referrals to home and center based child care facilities
  • Information on child development and parenting at all stages of development
  • Assistance in finalizing your adoption or in recognizing your international adoption in Texas courts
  • In addition, we will provide you with support throughout your journey

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does a home study take to complete by CCI?

Great question, reports are completed approximately 30 days from when the family’s paperwork is turned in. Unless of course, CCI is waiting on out of state, or out of country background checks, or there are other circumstances beyond our control. If needed, a family may pay an expediting fee if they wish to have the study completed in less than 30 days.

What if I have a criminal history? Does this mean I won’t be approved to adopt?

Misdemeanors committed in the past for which there is a believable explanation, or where rehabilitation can be shown, do not keep parents from adopting a child. More serious and more recent criminal charges are issues that need to be discussed in more detail with a CCI Adoption Coordinator. These are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Does my house need to be “spotless” for my home study?

You do not need to clean your house from top to bottom! A certain level of cleanliness is expected, but “lived in” family clutter showing you have an ordinary household is expected. The bottom line, we are there to make sure you have a safe place to raise a child.

Home Verifications for Surrogacy or Child Custody Cases

We can help eliminate your worst Texas surrogacy nightmare!

Are you concerned your surrogate may not live in a smoke, drug and violence free home? In turn, our home visits and background checks help assess the safety of a surrogate’s home environment during her pregnancy. Above all, we want to help give you some peace of mind!

Home Safety Verification Include:

  • Home Visits conducted by qualified, professional staff
  • Criminal history checks for all household members age 14+
  • Child abuse and neglect registry checks for all adult household members
  • Assessment of the safety of home environments

Home Safety Verification reports are used to:

  • Determine child custody cases and visitation plans or alterations
  • Ensure children have appropriate home environments
  • Approve homes for orphan visitation programs

Learn more about how we can help you.