Q: Do we need to retain our own attorney?
A: American Kidz
Adoption Services will provide all the personal legal representation
at adoption related court procedures. Our attorneys are partners
in the company ownership and provide all legal assistance personally.
Therefore, you become well-known to them from the beginning of
your relationship with AmericanKidz.
What is a home study?
A: A home study
is a legally mandated first step in any adoption. This is a comprehensive
personal interview with adoptive parents, and anyone living in
the home. The purpose of the home study is to create a written
document which will represent you in a personable and realistic
way, and will be used to introduce your family to professionals
who are seeking adoptive parents for children in need. The home
study process highlights your personal developmental history,
your relationships, interactions and experiences with children
and your neighborhood. Home studies are performed by one of our
owners or an appointed Licensed Clinical Social Worker. We will
conduct the interviews in your home with the intent to approve
it as a healthy and safe environment for children.
When should we start a home study?
A: It is extremely
important that the home study be started immediately! On average,
American Kidz will perform the visit within two weeks, and have
completed product a short time after. We take pride in provide
thorough home studies with the quickest completion time in the
industry. Most agencies charge an additional fee for this service.
At American Kidz, the cost is included in our all inclusive low
Who should complete our home study?
A: Under no circumstances
should you allow just anyone to complete your study. We are a
fully licensed adoption agency with the expertise to provide a
comprehensive home study accepted anywhere in the country. Most
home studies are completed personally by one of our owners.
I am single, can I adopt a child through your agency?
A: Yes! Our full
services are available for single parent adoptions.
: Can military couples adopt?
A: Absolutely. The
military life will not preclude you from adopting.
I have a medical condition, can I still adopt?
A: Persons with
medical conditions are assessed on an individualized basis. As
part of the home study process, you have to have a medical statement
from your physician. The medical statement asks your physician
to sign that you are physically and mentally stable to parent
a child. Every family who adopts completes this part of the process
regarding their health. There are many people with special health
considerations who have successfully adopted.
How much paperwork is involved?
is proud to have streamlined the paper trail for special needs
adoptions. You will be provided with one bound kit which
contains all the necessary paperwork to adopt a child from anywhere
in the United States. We are experienced and can guide you through
a process which can certainly be overwhelming. We pride ourselves
in clearing the path for you.
What about background screening ?
employs a full-time private investigator who is available to streamline
the background clearances required by law. The process is easy
and the cost for most background screening is already included
in our one-time low fee.
answers to any of your questions, please feel free to contact
us. We are available twenty-four hours a day and will be happy
to assist you.