Abbreviated Home Studies
Abbreviated Home Studies are usually requested by either attorneys or the courts.
Following the filing of a petition for adoption with the courts where no adoption agency was previously involved, the court may order an Abbreviated Home Study. This usually necessitates one home visit, will include a home inspection, an interview with all family members and the child to be adopted, as well as background checks. It may include evidence of health insurance, financial information, or anything else that the court may request.
The completed Abbreviated Home Study can be sent either to the attorney or directly to the court. There is an hourly fee for this service.