US Home Study Services

AGCI is licensed to perform home study services in Oregon, Ohio, Washington, Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, and Indiana for families adopting in the United States through AGCI or any other adoption agency. Whether you’ll be working directly with AGCI, or another adoption agency, we are always available to answer questions or offer any support that you may need.

Home Study Details

Home Study Services

DOMESTIC HOME STUDY SERVICES

The home study is one of the first steps to take in your adoption process! Often, your home study must be completed before you can apply for grants, or be matched with your child. While children may be placed domestically from all 50 states, at this time we exclusively work with families pursuing domestic adoption in Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan.

DOMESTIC HOME STUDY ONLY

Families do not need to adopt through AGCI in order to utilize our domestic home study services! Every family hoping to adopt a child must work with a domestic adoption agency to complete their domestic home study and post-placement reports. Any adopting family in our licensed states is able to utilize our home study and post placement services—whether they are adopting through AGCI or any other adoption agency. AGCI is licensed to provide home study and post placement services for families located in Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan. Families in our licensed states can adopt children domestically from anywhere in the U.S.

“Adoption is worth every penny, every piece of paperwork, and every minute spent waiting to get to witness firsthand what the love of a family can do for a child.”
 
—Raina and Christopher Horner, AGCI Adoptive Parents to Layton and Alyssa.

Why AGCI?

WHY AGCI?

We have almost 30 years of adoption and domestic home study experience. With AGCI, there’s never a “backlog.” We pride ourselves on completing domestic home studies as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality support. 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). Our dedicated team of social workers are also experienced at working with hundreds of different placing agencies, so no matter if you’re adopting through AGCI or another domestic adoption agency, your domestic home study experience will be unmatched. AGCI’s home study process is also structured so that education and paperwork are coordinated with anticipated completion time—this means our social workers are always available without any additional wait time for families. 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.

Domestic Home Study Process

  1. Submit your Application
    Please fill out a Free Pre-App to determine if you meet AGCI eligibility requirements. Once approved and contracted, the home study process can begin!

  2. Domestic Home Study Paperwork
    Our dedicated team will guide you as you collect required home study documents, including paperwork.

  3. Domestic Home Study Visits
    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 domestic adoption.

  4. Submit Domestic Home Study
    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 (or submit it to your placing agency) for review and then home study finalization can occur.

  5. Post Placement Services
    AGCI is able to complete post placement services for any families adopting in Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas or Michigan. Once your child is home, post-placement visits will be scheduled according to AGCI or your placing agency’s program-specific requirements.

Domestic Home Study Fees

HOME STUDY FEES

Application Fee $350
AGCI Home Study $2,500
Home Study Update / Addendum (text change, minor change, no home visit required) $400
Home Study Update (with visit and/or extensive changes) or Program Conversion Home Study $900

POST-ADOPTION REPORT

Single child, per report (# of reports varies by program requirements) $400
Multiple children, per report, one home visit First Child Fee $400
Additional Child Fee $225

MISC. POST-ADOPTION REPORT NO VISIT

First Child Fee $200
Additional Child Fee $100

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Families will be responsible for mileage and any additional travel fees (i.e., travel time, airfare, hotel, meals, etc.).

MILEAGE

IRS Federal Rates

TRAVEL TIME

$15 per hour.

DOMESTIC ADOPTION EDUCATION

We require that all adoptive parents complete training courses through Families Are Forever prior to beginning home study visits.

“AGCI was always quick to answer our questions and address our concerns. They walked us through each and every step of the process, and we never felt alone. We appreciated the balance of realism and optimism. They were always very direct and honest with us. They acknowledged and validated the frustrations that are just an inevitable part of the adoption process. And they rejoiced with us any time we got good news! We believe that they prayed for us and truly had our best interests and the interests of our adopted sons at the heart of everything they did. And they have continued to follow up with us and make themselves available to us after we brought our boys home. AGCI’s passion for orphan care is truly inspiring and contagious! If we adopt again in the future, we will absolutely choose AGCI again.”

— Carrie Partridge, AGCI Adoptive Mom

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