What is a “Home Study”?

What is a Home Study?

More than 100 people contact CK Family Services (formerly Covenant Kids) each month about fostering or adopting children?  As you can probably imagine, we get a lot of questions.  The good news is that we have answers!  One of the most common questions people ask is, “What is a home study?”

In this short video we answer the question, “What is a home study” and we will talk about two uses of words “home study”.

Home Study as a Visit

One use describes the visit that our staff make to the home of a potential foster or adoptive parent.  For example, “I’ll come to your home next Tuesday to do your home study“.  We talk about what happens during a home study visit in a video we’ll post a little later this month.

Home Study as a Document

CK Family Services produces a document called a home study as a result of that home study visit.  The home study document is an important part of the process of fostering or adopting children.  The home study document substantiates the decision to approve or license a home to foster or adopt children.  Further along in the process, the home study document is used to help in matching children who need a foster or adoptive home with the home that is best equipped to meet their needs.

Be sure to watch this video for a more detailed answer to the question, “What is a home study?  Then read more about the process of becoming an adoptive or foster parent on our Become a CK Family page.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about fostering and adopting children.  We look forward to speaking with you soon!