What is involved in a home study and what it costs?
A home study is an evaluation of you as prospective adoptive parents, of your family and of your home. If you are already living together and raising the child of one of you together, depending on the agency conducting the home study, the scope of the home study may be much less. The cost of the home study can range from about $1,200 to $3,500 depending on the scope and on the agency which is conducting the study. 5) Will the home study be waived? Hopefully. We have been successful in having home studies waived when the child to be adopted is the biological or adopted child of one of the petitioners. (“Petitioners” is the term which refers to the adoptive parents who are filing the petition for adoption). We have made legal arguments as to why a home study can and should be waived in this circumstance, and to support these requests, we have submitted letters or affidavits from the petitioners, their family members, medical providers, colleagues and friends. In the case of Adoption of G