Homestudy and Post-Placement Services

The homestudy 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 adopting internationally with Holt International:

For families considering adopting through Holt, we will guide you through the homestudy 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 homestudy agency for that portion of your adoption. Choose your state from the dropdown to learn more about our supervised homestudy providers in your area.

For families who only need a homestudy:

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

California Branch


Alaska, Oregon and Washington Branch


Iowa, Nebraska, SouthDakota, Kansas, Missouri Branches

Central States

Illinois and Wisconsin Branch

Illinois and Wisconsin

NY-NJ-PA Branch

New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania

Personal Consultation


Call or email our headquarters office at 1-833-346-9044 to speak with an adoption counselor or social worker. You can also email an Adoption Service Specialist at



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