Home Study Application
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
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:
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.
- For a STANDARD homestudy the fee is $1,486
*includes a $36 electronic filing fee
- For an EXPEDITED homestudy the fee is $1,793
*includes a $43 electronic filing fee
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 We understand this consent can be rescinded at any time and shall remain valid until the completion of the adoption.
|We had our last visit with our sweet Social Worker, Janine, today. She made us feel completely comfortable during the whole adoption process. People put a lot of stigmas on adoption - you hear things like: the "horrible, scary home study process" or "they look at you under a microscope and judge you" - "they just show up at your house." It's not like that at all. Were we nervous the 1st time she came?---sure, absolutely! The truth is people like Janine were given the gifts from God to put families at ease while they are trying to fulfill God's calling, his purpose.
|It was a joy to work with Meagan and with Nathanson Adoption Services. Over the course of several years in the adoption process, I worked with other social workers and agencies, and my experience with Nathanson truly stood out as a bright spot. Nathanson's approach was professional and warm and they were consistently available, responsive, and speedy. The social worker who visited me, Meagan, was kind, friendly, and thorough. She made the home visit feel easy and comfortable. Her report was so personal, warm, and positive - much more so than documents I've received from other agencies. It was a real pleasure to work with Meagan and with Nathanson.