Home Study and Post-Placement Services

The home study is a key piece of your adoption process. Before Holt can match you with a child, a social worker in your state needs to prepare this written report about your family. After your child comes home, you're in the home stretch, but you still have one final requirement. The last step in the process is a series of reports detailing how your child is adjusting to your family, also completed by a local social worker.

For families considering adopting through Holt, we will guide you through the home study process — and if you live in one of the states listed below, your homestudy will be completed by our branch office staff nearest you. We can work with families in all 50 states, but in some states, we partner with a reputable home study agency for that portion of your adoption.

For families working with another placing agency, Holt can complete your home study and post-placement requirements if you live in one of the following states:

California Branch


Oregon and Washington Branch

and Washington

Iowa, Nebraska and SouthDakota Branches

Iowa, Nebraska
and SouthDakota

Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas Branches

Arkansas, Kansas
and Missouri

Illinois Branch


Pennsylvania and NewJersey Branch

New Jersey
and Pennsylvania

Personal Consultation


Call or email our headquarters office at 541-687-2202 to speak with an adoption counselor or social worker. You can also email Emily Lund at emilyl@holtinternational.org