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Home Study Application

Postal Mail

Please read the "Dear Prospective Adoptive Parents" letter carefully, print it out, and save it for your files. Then print out the Application, RIL and Fee Agreement forms, fill them out and sign them. Please complete section II of the RIL form, and note that you must submit a separate form for each person over the age of 18 living in the home. Send these three documents along with your check to:

Nathanson Adoption Services
7400 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 210
Charlotte, NC 28226


Electronically

You can fill out the Application online, send it to our office electronically, and pay for the report by credit card online, utilizing PayPal.

If you choose to pay electronically, with a credit card or debit card:
  • For a STANDARD homestudy the fee is $1,486
    With National Adoption Awareness Month Discount: $1,411
    *new clients only

    *includes a $36 electronic filing fee

  • For an EXPEDITED homestudy the fee is $1,793
    With National Adoption Awareness Month Discount: $1,668
    *new clients only

    *includes a $43 electronic filing fee
If you are ordering other types of reports, simply add 2.5% to your fee for electronic payments. This amount is not automatically added, you must include the electronic filing fee to your total payment.

Please note that we must receive your full payment in order to open your file and begin working with you.

Terms and Conditions


Preplacement and Post Placement Assessments require at least one visit to the home. A surcharge may be applied to cover travel time for the social worker. Actual mileage expenses are to be paid directly to the social worker at the rate of $.60 cents per mile and $50 per hour (round trip) for the social worker's travel time. All travel fees must be paid in full before the final Preplacement Assessment is released.

The undersigned agree that when payment is received, Nathanson Adoption Services will complete the appropriate assessment. The fee agreement is not based on the outcome of the report nor the adoption proceeding. Once the process has begun fees are not refundable.

We the undersigned authorize Nathanson Adoption Services to release information relevant to our Assessment to our child-placing agency or attorney. We understand this consent can be rescinded at any time and shall remain valid until the completion of the adoption.



Roberta, Charlotte
It was wonderful working with Helene Nathanson, She really helped us determine what type of adoption was best for us. Now we have Rosie, who we know was meant to be our daughter.

- Rosie, United States
Mike and JoAnne, Waxhaw
After two long years of waiting and working with another North Carolina agency for the adoption of our second child, we found ourselves in the terrible situation of having our home study revoked weeks before she was due to be born.

After a glowing recommendation from another client, we contacted Nathanson Adoption Services with our dilemma. Nathanson Adoption Services was more than accommodating, coming to our home that same afternoon to begin the home study process again. With a lot of scrambling on both our parts, Nathanson Adoption Services was able to get our home study completed by the time our daughter was born!

Without your belief in us and your perseverance we would not have the lovely 10-month-old girl in our home today! We are indebted to you and will never forget the extra effort you were willing to make for us. We would and have recommended you and your agency to anyone wishing to pursue adoption. You are a genuine, caring group of people that are in this business for one reason only, creating families through adoption.

- Allison, United States
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