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For Adopting Families

PairTree Home Study
Process Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that a Home Study can feel intimidating. If you’re asking some of these  questions, you’re not alone.


Fees & Timing

What kind of home study do I need?
PairTree Home Study is for families interested in private adoption (sometimes called Independent Adoption), kinship, step-parent and/or second parent adoption along with embryo adoption.
Will something in my past prevent me from being approved?

Honesty is the best policy!

We all have a past. That said, you will need to be honest about your past and talk with your social worker about it. 

And if you're adopting with another person, your past will be discussed as part of this process.

How much does it cost?

Typically, the private domestic adoption process takes 4-6weeks, but can be faster (or slower if you'd like). In most states, the fee is $2,300 and includes:

  •  A  home study (embryo or infant/child adoption)
  • 6-months free matching on PairTree
  • Unlimited education via Creating a Family

That's over $4,000+ worth of value – yours for just $2,300.