ADOPTIVE HOME STUDY
Other Placing Agency
CAS provides adoptive home study services for families adopting through other agencies or entities. Home study workers are experienced with all types of adoptive home studies, including domestic and international. CAS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation to provide a study in compliance with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption for signatory countries. Home studies are completed in a timely and comprehensive manner and are e-mailed to you and your placing agency or placement entity in draft form prior to being finalized.
ADOPTIVE HOME STUDY
These home studies are coordinated in conjunction with an adoption completed without the services of another agency or through an adoption facilitator or adoption attorney.
ADOPTION HOME STUDY
Updates or Addendums
CAS can update an adoptive home study completed either through our agency or through another agency. CAS Staff is also available to prepare home study addendums to address issues such as a salary change or change in the age of the child to be adopted.
EXPEDITED ADOPTIVE HOME STUDIES & UPDATES
For an additional fee, our agency can complete an adoptive home study or adoptive home study update within 30 days of receipt of all required documentation.
CONVERSION OF HOME STUDY TO HAGUE STANDARDS
At times families adopting internationally decide to change their choice of countries from which they plan to adopt from a “Non-Hague Convention” country to a “Hague Convention” country. This necessitates revision of the adoptive home study to meet the requirements of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, such that the study can be submitted to USCIS for approval.
RELATIVE & STEP-PARENT
The adoption of a child by a member of his or her extended family or by a stepparent involves a special adoption proceeding that is often referred to as a kinship or relative adoption.
Preparation of an Adoption Summary provides the court a summary of the case with verification that the child’s best interests and well-being will be served by his or her new legal parent.
CHILD CUSTODY HOME STUDY
The placement of a child within the home of a non-relative requires completion of a Placement Summary that provides the court a summary of the case with verification that the child’s best interests and well-being will be served in the home.
POST-PLACEMENT SUPERVISION & REPORTS
Once a child enters his or her adoptive family, CAS is available to provide appropriate supervision and support services necessary for finalization of the adoption in North Carolina or another state or to meet requirements of the placing country. Visits are held with the family either in the home or another setting at prescribed time frames, followed by a written report that is provided to the family’s placing agency or other placement entity (or to the family).