Adoption Social Work Service - Wichita, KS

Adoptiion Social Work Service - Home Study

Adoption Social Work Service - Wichita, KS

Adoptiion Social Work Service - Home Study
Adoption Social Work Service - Process

Home Study Process

So, you’ve decided to adopt! You now need to obtain a home study. Here is a checklist to help get you organized:

  1. Call 316-371-7226 for an informational phone consultation.
  2. Complete the Home Study Application - Sent via email.
  3. Return the application with the $200 non-refundable processing fee, which is applied to the total cost.
  4. Provide the email addresses of three personal references.
  5. Check with your agency or attorney regarding the type of criminal background check they require. Choose the one your attorney or agency recommends:
    • A manual background check that does not involve fingerprinting can be obtained at Certified Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Follow the link and complete a background check for each adult in your home.
    • To begin the process for a fingerprint background check, follow the Fieldprint link. Complete one for each adult in your home.
  6. Follow the link to complete your Child Abuse and Neglect (CANIS) background check for each adult in your home.
  7. Follow the link to obtain a health assessment form for each person in your home and have these completed by your physician.
    Health Form 16 & older
    Health Form 15 & younger
  8. Once the Home Study Application is received the home study interview will be scheduled.
  9. All accompanying documents (KBI, CANIS, health assessment, and references) must be obtained prior to interview date. These forms are required to finalize the study.