Frequently Asked Questions
When can I/we expect to be scheduled to have the home study interview?
Generally we can come to meet with you at your home within two weeks of
when you decide to retain the agency’s home study services.
What documents must I have ready at the time of the home study interview?
We only require that you have the agency Application and the Retainer Agreement
completed. The remaining required documents can be provided to us at your
What other documents must I provide to the agency?
Please click here to view the list of required documents.
How long does the home study interview take?
The home study interview will be in your home, and usually
takes approximately 3 hours. Additional interviews may be
required depending on the type of adoption pursued and the
specific requirements of the agency assisting you in the
adoption placement of a child.
What if I have received adoption home study services from
another agency and am in need of post placement services only?
In many situations, Families United Network is able to offer
Post Placement Services to families who are unable to receive
these services from the original home study agency. Families
interested in this service are asked to contact the agency
directly to request further information.
What is Families United Network’s home study fee?
We are confident that we will provide you with superior home
study services at a reasonable fee. Please contact the agency
or phone us toll free at 1-800-722-0136 or
717-492-9338 to discuss our fees.
Does Families United Network provide post-placement services?
Yes! It is agency policy that a minimum of three post-placement
visits be made and reports filed during the first six months the
adopted child has been in the home. This service is included in
the initial home study fee. Additional post placement reports
may be required depending on the state or country of origin of
the child. These reports can be provided for an additional fee.
Is Families United Network Hague Accredited?
Yes! Families United Network received full accreditation
effective April 1, 2008. The home study report and the
training curricula has been designed to meet all
requirements for those families adopting from a Hague Country.
Will Families United Network work with my primary placement agency?
Yes! Families United Network will contact other
agencies with which a family may be working, to inquire if an
interagency agreement is needed. Families United Network
will attempt to meet any special request or requirements
of the primary placing agency.
Do I have to receive adoption training?
Yes! Families United Network provides families with a
variety of training resources at no additional cost to the
family. Families must complete a minimum of ten hours of
training. Once a family has committed to working with Families
United Network, they will receive the pre service training DVD
curricula, "Because they Waited".