Home Study Requirements for Prospective Parents in Domestic Adoption

This factsheet summarizes State laws and policies for approving prospective adoptive homes. This document describes who must be included in the home study, qualifications for adoptive parents, elements of the home study, exceptions for stepparent or relative placements, postplacement assessments of the child's adjustment to the adoptive family, requirements for placements across State lines, and more.
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/homestudyreqs-adoption/