Step 2 - Home Study

This step involves a series of meetings between you and one of our licensed social workers. A social worker from Heartstrings Adoptions will be screening you and your home prior to allowing an adoption to take place. The social worker will then prepare and write your home study: a written document about your family, which includes information from your interviews.

Generally, a home study includes the following:

  • Family background
  • Details about your home and your neighborhood
  • Your education and employment
  • Your daily routine
  • Your parenting experiences
  • Your reasons for adopting

We do this to make sure you and your family are prepared to welcome a child into your home and make sure you are ready to become a parent. This is required by law as well. In Utah, a home study must be reviewed and updated annually.

The social worker from Heartstrings Adoptions will also answer any questions you may have and will guide you throughout the adoption process.