PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS

ADOPTION HOME STUDIES

Any time a family pursues an adoption, a home study is required by law. The home study agency must be licensed in the state which the prospective adoptive parent(s) reside. All Blessings is a non-profit, Hague accredited, child-placing agency, fully licensed to provide home study services to residents of Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee.

ABI can provide home study services to families residing in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, or Tennessee who are wishing to pursue a private/independent adoption, domestic adoption, or international adoption.

A home study is an assessment completed in which the home study agency assesses the prospective adoptive parent(s) suitability to adopt. The home study process involves visits with your caseworker, education and training regarding adoption-related issues, background clearances, medical reports, reference letters, and supporting documentation.

The home study process can appear intimidating to prospective adoptive parent(s), but ABI provides compassionate and confidential home study services to our families.  It is a valuable experience and enables families to work closely with trained professionals who will provide encouragement, preparation, assistance, and support throughout the exciting months to follow. Many of the caseworkers at ABI are adoptive parents themselves, and have been through this process as well.  It is our goal at ABI to ensure that prospective adoptive parent(s) are as prepared as possible for the addition of an adopted child to their household. ABI will help each family explore their strengths, resources, and limitations to ensure that an adoptive placement is in both the child’s and the family’s best interest.

Please Contact the offices of All Blessings International in order to learn more about ABI’s Home Study Services.

POST ADOPTION SERVICES

Once a child has been placed with his/her adoptive family, there are many adjustments and transitions that take place. All Blessings International is happy to be able to offer assistance and support to families after their adoption is completed.  Every adoption situation is unique, and each family will face their own set of challenges and transitions.

Post-Placement Reports:

All Blessings International is licensed in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Missouri to provide post placement reporting in adherence with the requirements of the placing country or state. ABI can also provide court reports for re-adoption or adoption finalization in ABI’s four states of licensure.

Post-Placement Counseling:

All Blessings International offers crisis counseling and consulting for adoptive families facing challenges after placement.  With adequate preparation and full disclosure, adoptions typically go smoothly.  However, adopted children are coming into your home with a lifetime of experiences and traumas.  The post-placement phase can be a difficult adjustment for both the adopted child and the adoptive family. ABI encourages post-adoptive families to seek assistance and support, as this can be essential to the success of the placement.  ABI is available to provide counseling, as well as refer families to resources within their community. ABI can also provide immediate crisis intervention assistance, assistance with identifying resources, exploring respite possibilities, and personal counseling, either on the phone or in person for local families.

Dissolution/Disruption Services:

While adoptive families and adoption agencies desire for all adoptive placements to be successful, All Blessings International recognizes that there are instances when an adoption is not successful and a new adoptive placement must be located for the child. All Blessings International is able to assist families who are facing the difficult decision of disrupting or dissolving their adoption.

For more information regarding our Post Adoption Services, please contact All Blessings International.

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