Private Home Studies
Children's Aid Society (CAS) has a long history with adoption services. While we have not directly placed children in adoptive families since 1993, we continue to provide home study services to educate, prepare, and support families in their adoption journey.
A home study is a thorough assessment of a family’s situation and is an integral part of the adoption process in domestic and international adoption. CAS social workers are available to assist you with home study services. Fees for adoption and post-adoption services vary depending on what is requested.
A Home Study is conducted for potential adoptive families for domestic or international adoption in advance of an identified or non-identified placement that may occur through an agency, privately in Alabama or out of state. A home study may also be conducted for families who request a study in order to be considered for custody of a child who does not reside in their home or when requested by a court. This is completed in advance of placement.
CAS social workers can conduct birth parent interviews as part of a private independent adoption home study when a birth parent is a legal resident of Alabama. This information is to document social and medical family history and the reason for the adoption plan.
Post-Adoption Placement Supervision
After an adoptive placement is made, CAS provides post-placement supervision upon request and/or as required by an agency, court, or country. Post-placement supervision includes a home visit to observe and assess adjustment of a child and family, document changes in the family’s situation and completion of a written report.
For more information about CAS Adoption Support services, please contact Kathy King at email@example.com or 205-943-5331.