Ohio Adoption Agency Ohio – Building Blocks Adoption Service Inc.
Building Blocks Adoption Service Inc. is a State of Ohio licensed adoption agency providing an array of adoption and social services. We assist with the placement of children throughout the United States. All adoption homestudy services are provided by one of our many licensed social workers located throughout the State of Ohio. We can provide you with Ohio adoption homestudy services for the following types of Adoption:
- Newborn/Infant adoption
- Older child adoption
- Grandparent Adoption
- Stepparent Adoption
- Relative adoption
Time frame: About 3+ months ( expedited services available.)
Why should you choose Building Blocks Adoption Service Inc. for your Ohio adoption homestudy?
- No wait time to get started
- No classroom training, all is done at home at your leisure and online
- No mileage fees, no travel expense
- We have social workers on staff that have years of adoption training and experience
- We have social workers available in your area. We cover the entire State of Ohio
An Overview of the process
Once you submit an application to start the Ohio adoption homestudy process, our agency will send you additional documentation that needs to be completed prior to your first appointment with the social worker. A summary of typical homestudy documentation is noted below. Our adoption agency will guide you to obtain the required training needed to complete your homestudy process.
The Ohio adoption homestudy can include the following pieces of information:
- Autobiography/Family Background –These questions are typically about your family, past and present, how you feel about discipline, your fondest childhood memory, or your greatest fears.
- Neighborhood/Community/Schools –Be prepared to describe your environment. What is your school system like? Which schools would your child/ren attend? Do you have a relationship with your neighbors? What resources does your community offer to help you parent a special needs child?
- Physical Health – You will need to explain any current health problems and undergo a physical exam by your current physician.
- Financial Statements – You must be able to show that you can care for an additional person(s) with your current income. Be prepared to verify your income with paycheck stubs, W-2, or income tax forms 1040 or 1040 EZ. You may also need to show information on your savings, insurance coverage, investments and debts. There may be a worksheet to fill out that covers your bills, such as mortgage or rent payments, car payments, and charge accounts.
- Criminal Clearances – You will be required to undergo criminal record and child abuse record checks. Misdemeanors from long ago along with a good explanation of your behavior are usually not held against you. Felony convictions of any charge involving children or illegal substances will most likely not be allowed.
- References – You will need the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least four references. The references should be familiar with you and have seen you in a variety of situations with children, your spouse, etc. References will not keep you from adopting unless your social worker receives several negative comments or a reference has brought up a questionable criminal record.
- Interviews – Interviews are a time for the social worker to go over your paperwork, learn more about you, clarify anything in your autobiography and see that your home is a safe and healthy place for a child. The worker will tour your home and will want to see the room that you have planned for the child. If you haven’t already discussed it, you may want to have a safety plan in place in case of fires or other natural disasters. Be honest and show your personality during your interviews.
- If You Already Have Children – Your children will be involved in interviews, and may meet with the social worker individually dependent on the child’s age.
- Training- your social worker will guide you through training classes or in-home training on what to expect when adopting a child.
Additional topics will be covered:
- Philosophy of parenting/experience with children
- Understanding of adoption issues for families and children
- Expectations of the adoption process
- Motivation and readiness to adopt
- Understanding of child development
- Support systems
- Role of religion (if any)
- Type of child you desire to parent
- Child care plan
- Plan for post-placement services
First Step to your Ohio Adoption Homestudy Assessment
- Apply online
- Once you apply for your Ohio Adoption Homestudy you will be contacted by one of our coordinators who will guide you to the next step!
Building Blocks Adoption Service Inc, is a licensed Ohio Adoption Agency which provides Ohio Adoption Homestudy Services for residents of Ohio. An Ohio Adoption Homestudy is required for all those seeking to adopt.