Once your application is approved, you will be assigned an adoption caseworker who will complete your home study and guide you through the adoption process.
The adoptive family assessment or home study consists of a minimum of three face-to-face meetings, at least one of which must take place in your home. There will be joint and individual interviews as well as written questionnaires. The prospective adoptive family will be asked to provide supporting documents such as medical, financial and employment statements. A full list of the required documentation will be provided to you.
An important part of the family assessment is the law enforcement clearances. You will submit fingerprints in order to obtain clearances from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the FBI. You will also apply for a Colorado Child Abuse clearance. This process can take up to twelve weeks.
A written report of your home study will be filed when all interviews are complete and all supporting documents and clearances have been received. You will have an opportunity to read your report and make factual corrections.