Domestic Independent Adoption
Domestic home study
Tennessee law requires that the potential adoptive family must undergo a home study and receive approval from a licensed child-placing agency like Miriam’s Promise before the family accepts a birthmother’s surrender of parental rights and/or before a petition to adopt may be filed. This will involve an intake meeting with a caseworker, individual interviews, a home visit and the submission of required forms and documentation. In the case of short notice, Miriam’s Promise can complete a preliminary home study good for 30 days, after which a full home study must be completed and submitted to the court, in accordance with state law. Miriam’s Promise is also licensed to write home studies for step-parent and embryo adoptions.
Miriam’s Promise offers prospective adoptive parent counseling, birth parent counseling and counseling for adopted children. We provide nurturing support and a empathetic ear to all involved in the adoption process.
Tennessee state law requires post-placement supervision for any adoption. Miriam’s Promise can provide this service, even if another agency completed the home study or you adopted from another agency or in another state. A minimum of one visit per quarter is required until the adoption is finalized, a minimum of six months after placement.