Aspects of a home study that must be updated. Often when parents wish to adopt another child from an agency that has already studied them, approved them and placed a child with them, the updated home study need not be as comprehensive as the original home study. The social worker may request new physicals if six months or a year has passed since their last physical or may request other information.
The agency may not have placed a child with the couple yet, although they have been studied. If a child becomes available who appears would fit into this family setting but a year or more has elapsed, the agency may require an update, and additional fees may be required.
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