Direct adoption from foster care, without the requirement of being foster parents first, is possible through the home study process. This process is usually faster but still provides the training necessary to be equipped for parenting children who have lived in the foster care system.
The home study process satisfies the legal requirements for adopting foster children in the State of Arizona. Included in the process, your adoption home study social worker will spend at least four hours with you in your home for a minimum of two home visits. During the process, you will need to provide documentation including:
During this process, adoptive parents will need to provide:
- Court Issued Birth Certificates
- Court Issued Marriage Licenses and Divorce Decrees
- Previous Year’s Tax Return
- 5 Letters of Reference (2 from family, 3 from friends)
- An Autobiography
- DCS Clearance (this means you don’t show up in the DCS database – your social worker can direct you on this)
- Fingerprint Clearance
- Adoption Education
For more information on direct adoption from foster care, download the complimentary info kit. We will e-mail your information immediately.