San Bernardino County Adoption and Foster Care for an orientation schedule.
After you attend the orientation and pick-up an application, you will be
invited to the P.R.I.D.E. Training and your homestudy will begin. A homestudy
is a series of meetings with a social worker to provide more in-depth
information about adoption and help prepare an applicant for parenting an
adopted child. The homestudy process consists of individual and joint
interviews with both members of a couple or individual interviews with a single
person. Applicants will be asked to provide written information about
themselves and their life experiences.
Certain documents will also be required: a marriage license, birth certificate,
medical report, criminal check and child abuse clearance. Personal character
references are also required. The homestudy includes at least one visit to your
home by your social worker. The time it takes to complete the homestudy will
vary but families who are interested in children with special needs are usually
given prompt attention.