Home Study Services in Ohio
Adopting in Ohio? We are licensed to provide home study only services for families residing in Ohio.
Our Home Study Process
Every Ohio adoptive family must work with a local home study agency to complete necessary home study and post-placement reports. The adoption home study is an in-depth report on your family, compiled by an Ohio licensed social worker. In order to receive a referral for an adoptive child, your family must first finish the home study process. Once your home study is approved, your family may begin to accept a child referral. After your adopted child has arrived home, post adoption reports are also required.
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—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.
Home Study Only Services
AGCI provides direct home study services to Ohio families completing an adoption through another placement agency. By choosing AGCI for your home study only services, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
Over our almost 25 years of adoption experience, we’ve united over 2,900 children with their forever families. Our home study providers also complete every home study to Ohio state and Hague standards.
Our international experience is apparent. We’ve worked with adoption officials in the following 23 countries:
We’ll work with your placing agency to make sure all Ohio state and program requirements are met upon placement of your child in your home.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Pre-Application
Fill out a FREE Pre-Application to determine whether or not you meet AGCI eligibility requirements.
Step 2: Home Study Process
Once contracted with AGCI, the home study process can begin. A home study typically takes between 3-4 months to complete. Over this period of time, a social worker will collect required home study documents including local criminal and background checks. After all documents are received, an AGCI Ohio social worker will conduct family interviews in your home. These interviews last a minimum of six hours on two separate visits. Once home study interviews are complete, a comprehensive report will be written by your social worker. AGCI will submit the completed home study to your placing agency for review and finalization.
Step 3: Post-Adoption Services
Once your child is home, post-adoption visits will be scheduled according to placing agency and program specific requirements.
Ready to begin your home study in Ohio?
Fill out our FREE Pre-Application to get started today!