Adoption Qualifications

Failing a home study are four words that every prospective adoptive couple has probably thought of with a chill running up their spine. The fear of passing a home study is natural, and if a couple fails a home study they can usually reapply. However, it can be distressing to go through the process of being under a case worker's microscope and scrutiny. Unfortunately, there are no right answers or secret passwords that will ensure you'll pass a home study, and the same goes for making a profile that a pregnant woman will want to place her child with.

Sometimes, the reason for failing a home study may be due to the biases of a case worker. Other times, a couple may just not be ready. For example, if the couple has received multiple years of unsuccessful fertility treatment without giving themselves a chance to mourn the loss of conceiving a biological child, a case worker may fail them.

The best qualification for adoption begins with honesty. Being truthful with a case worker and taking the time to understand why you want to adopt a child can highlight your adoption qualifications.

If you're working with an agency, there may be certain regulations on marital status, religious affiliation or age that can exclude you from their services. However, there is nearly an adoption option for everyone. China and other international countries allow people up through their 60s to adopt, while many domestic agencies have upper age limits at 35.

Some states also have laws that may prohibit gay couples to adopt a partner's child or to jointly file to adopt a child. Florida is currently the only state that bans all forms of gay adoption. Over half of all other states have vague laws governing adoption qualifications for gay couples.


sur l'Agenda pour la politique sociale 2006-2010 (2004/2191(INI)) Le Parlement européen,

Display in slide mode. Include related documents. Include other documents by this user

Full text of "Committee daily calendar, agenda and reports; delegate proposals; motions and resolutions; proposed constitutions"

Order Disproving Annual Accounting of Guardian document sample ... Display in slide mode. Include related documents. Include other documents by this user

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.
Adoption Confererence
Click here to visit Adoptive Parents Committee
Adoptive Parents Committee 33rd Annual Adoption Conference: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY 75 Workshops/50 Exhibitors/Bookstore Register Online or call (212)304-8497
Adoptive Parents Committee
(212) 304-8479  
advertisement

Parent Profiles

Hello, we’re Karen and Deon, What a life changing experience for you! We wonder what your concerns are… you’re dealing with so many emotions. Our hearts and minds are open to you if... [more]

[about us]   [contact us]   [waiting couples in NJ]   [all]

Adoption Photo Listing

Jacob (CA / 23 / M)
Jacob is a gregarious boy with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm. He is making great progress in school and was recently given the honor of student of the month. Like most... [more]

[about me]   [search]   [waiting children in CA]   [all]