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Home Study Documentation

Throughout the home study process, you will be required to gather various documents and upload them into your online account.

Required documents for a Texas adoption home study include:

  • Child abuse clearances for all members of the household 14 years of age or older (we will obtain these)
  • Criminal check clearances for household members 14 years of age or older (we will obtain these)
  • Letter from Medical Specialist (if applicable)
  • Physical Examination Form for all household members
  • Therapy Letter (if applicable)
  • One photo of front and back of house including the yard area
  • Copy of floor plans for your home including dimensions and purpose for each room (can be hand drawn)
  • Most Recent Income Tax Return (copy of first page of the 1040)
  • Financial Statement
  • Insurance Contact Form and copy of the front and back of your health insurance card
  • Birth Certificates for all individuals living in the home (i.e. children, grandparents, caretakers)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Adoption Decree (if applicable)
  • Divorce Decree(s) (if applicable)
  • Employment Verification (letter from employer, W-2, paystub, etc.)
  • Copies of Driver’s Licenses (or state-issued ID)
  • Copies of Social Security Cards
  • Discipline and Safety Policy Form
  • Pet Vaccinations (if applicable)
  • 5 Reference Letters (only one family reference can be used)
  • Autobiographies

Here is a printable PDF Checklist to help you organize all of the required documentation of your home study.

When you are ready, you can complete your home study application and upload your documents online. Questions about the required documentation for your home study? Call us now at 1-800-659-7541.