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HOME STUDY GUIDELINES:
A HOME STUDY IS A WRITTEN REPORT THAT PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF YOUR BACKGROUND ALONG WITH ALL THOSE LIVING IN YOUR HOME, CURRENT FAMILY LIFE, AND HOW THIS NEW CHILD WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO YOUR FAMILY.  IT HIGHLIGHTS MATTERS SUCH AS RELATIONSHIPS, INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN, HOME COMPOSITION, ETC.  HOME STUDIES ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERY ADOPTION AND HELP THE AGENCY AND COURT DETERMINE IF A SAFE ENVIRONMENT EXISTS FOR THE CHILD.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ALLOW JUST ANYONE TO COMPLETE YOUR HOME STUDY.  MANY FAMILIES PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE A HOME STUDY DONE TO FIND OUT IT DOES NOT MEET ALL THE GUIDELINES FOR THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND ARE FORCED TO HAVE THEM RE-DONE. 

ONCE THE APPLICATION, STATEMENT OF FAITH, AND ABBA ADOPTION’S BIBLICAL STANDARDS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BY ABBA ADOPTION agency, IT IS THEN TIME TO FOCUS ON THE DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR THE HOME STUDY.  FOLLOWING ARE A  QUICK LIST OF ITEMS THAT WE WILL NEED TO GATHER FROM YOU DURING THE HOME STUDY PROCESS (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE EVERYTHING THAT ABBA ADOPTION agency in arkansas REQUIRES):

  • ABBA ADOPTION agency WILL REQUEST WRITTEN PERSONAL REFERENCE FROM THOSE YOU SUBMIT WITH OUR APPLICATION

  • TWO CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD

  • TWO CERTIFIED COPIES OF MARRIAGE LICENSE

  • DIVORCE DECREES, IF APPLICABLE

  • TWO CERTIFIED COPIES OF DEATH CERTIFICATE, IF APPLICABLE

  • MOST RECENT PAYROLL STUB

  • LETTER FOR EMPLOYER STATING EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND EXPECTED DURATION

  • MOST RECENT TAX RETURN, W-2 OR 1040

  • BACKGROUND CHECKS; STATE POLICE, CHILD MALTREATMENT, AND FBI OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD THAT MEET THE AGE REQUIREMENT

  • PHYSICAL EXAMS FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD.  THESE MUST BE WITHIN 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO HOME STUDY APPROVAL

  • PET VACCINATIONS


THE HOME STUDY CAN SEEM LIKE A STRESSFUL PROCESS, BUT OUR STAFF WILL HELP PREPARE YOU EACH STEP OF THE WAY.  OUR GOAL THROUGH THIS TIME IS TO GET YOU READY FOR PLACEMENT.

ABBA ADOPTION agency in arkansas IS FULLY STAFFED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AS A POTENTIAL ADOPTIVE PARENT.  WE HAVE MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ADOPTION AND WORK TIRELESSLY TO ADVOCATE FOR POSITIVE ADOPTION AND PRO-LIFE LAWS. 


ALONG WITH WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR ADOPTIVE FAMILIES AND BIRTH PARENTS, OUR TEAM IS EQUIPPED TO:

  • EDUCATE OUR ADOPTIVE FAMILIES ON SPECIFIC LAWS RELATED TO ADOPTION IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS

  • COMPLETE HOME STUDIES FOR THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS

  • DESIGN AND COORDINATE THE LEGAL PAPERWORK NEEDED FOR THE ADOPTION FINALIZATION PROCESS

  • FILE ALL NEEDED PAPERWORK AT COURT AND REPRESENT THE ADOPTIVE FAMILIES IN COURT PROCEEDINGS

  • OFFER SUPPORT TO THE ADOPTIVE FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE ADOPTION PROCESS​

  • HANDLE FAMILIES FROM OUT OF STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION

  • INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN (WHEN APPLICABLE)


WE WILL TAKE TIME TO COUNSEL WITH YOU ON YOUR LEGAL AND PERSONAL OPTIONS IN REGARDS TO YOUR ADOPTION.  WE ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED FOR THE ADOPTION PROCESS AS WELL AS A GENUINE CONCERN FOR YOUR WELL-BEING.  WE NOT ONLY WANT YOUR ADOPTION TO BE SOLID, BUT ALSO WE DESIRE FOR THE PROCESS TO BE MINISTRY FOCUSED.  WE ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AND WANT YOU TO FEEL AT EASE THROUGHOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH ABBA ADOPTION agency.

​Please contact ABBA Adoption agency to learn how our services will benefit you



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(501) 776-2566

LEGAL AND HOME STUDY SERVICES