Home Study and Post Placement Services

Let us help you with your adoption journey!

As one of the largest providers of home study services in Texas, we have Adoption Specialists located across the state who are ready to serve you. If you are adopting through an agency other than CCI, we can still conduct your domestic or international home study.

Home study and post placement reports are completed promptly. A home study must be updated every 12 months or after a major life change in the adoptive family.

  • Home studies for all types of adoptions:
  • Domestic infant
  • Domestic older child
  • International
  • Step-parent
  • Relative/Grandparent
  • Embryo

This program includes:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the time frame for having my home study completed by CCI?

Reports can be completed approximately 30 days from when the family’s paperwork is turned in, unless CCI is waiting on out of state or out of country background checks or there are other circumstances beyond the control of CCI. A family may pay an expediting fee if they wish to have the study completed in less than 30days.

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 that shows you have an ordinary household is expected.

Home Verifications for Surrogacy or Child Custody Cases

We can help eliminate your worst Texas surrogacy nightmare!

Does your surrogate live in a smoke, drug and violence free home? Home visits and background checks assess the safety of a surrogate’s home environment for her pregnancy.

Home Safety Verifications 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

HSV 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.