Home Study Only

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Every family hoping to adopt a child must work with a local adoption agency to complete their home study and post-placement reports. Any adopting family in our licensed states is able to utilize our home study services—whether they are adopting through AGCI or any other adoption agency. AGCI is licensed to complete home study and post adoption services in:

Why AGCI?

Families do not need to adopt through AGCI in order to utilize our home study services. We are a Hague accredited agency with experience working in 23 countries over the past 24 years. With AGCI, there’s never a “backlog.” We’re committed to completing every home study in six months or less and our services can even be expedited if needed (additional fees apply). We structure our process in a way that coordinates education and paperwork with anticipated completion time so that our social workers are available without additional wait time. Working with AGCI also means unparalleled post-adoption support. We are committed to providing a premium level of support to each and every family we work with.

Our Home Study Process

Application

Please fill out a FREE PreApplication to determine if you meet AGCI eligibility requirements. Once approved and contracted, the home study process can begin.

Home Study Process: 3-4 Months

A social worker will collect required home study documents, including background checks. Once all documents are received, an AGCI social worker will meet with all members of your household to begin home study interviews. Interviews last a minimum of six hours over two separate visits. Your social worker will also provide additional education to help your family prepare for your adoption. Once home study interviews are complete, a comprehensive home study report will be written by your social worker. AGCI will submit the completed home study to your placing agency for review and then home study finalization can occur.

Post-Adoption Services

Once your child is home and AGCI is contracted, post-adoption visits will be scheduled according to your placing agency and program-specific requirements.

Families living in other states who are adopting a child through AGCI will work with one of our cooperating agencies. If you have additional questions, please contact AGCI’s Inquiry Team at 800-214-6719 or by email.