Florida Home Study Forms.
Florida Adoption Home Study Paperwork
The following documents are needed to complete your Florida home study. Please keep a copy of all documents for your records. Please mail your completed documents to our office or give them to your social worker during your home visit. We can schedule your home visit while you are gathering paperwork. If you do not have everything finished at your home visit, no problem! You can always mail it to us!
1. Child Abuse Clearance
Child Abuse Clearance
This is a form supplied by our agency. Please fill it out and return to Sunshine State Adoption and Home Study Services at 1344 Vassar St., Orlando, FL 32804. Please make sure you fill out both pages. Include all family members, including yourself and your spouse, on the second page.
2. Local Background Check
Go to your local police department or sheriff’s office and ask for a certified copy of a local background check. This is needed for anyone 18 or older in the home.
3. Livescan Fingerprint Clearances
Our agency code is: Agency code: FPSunshineStateVECHSVol to schedule your fingerprint appointment. Results are returned to our agency in less than 48 hours, which helps expedite your Florida adoption home study.
4. Adult Medical Form
Please use the attached medical form. This is needed for anyone 18 or older in the home.
5. Child’s Medical Form
Please use the attached medical form. This is needed for any children living in the home.
6. A photocopy of your most recent tax return.
7. An Employment Letter.
Please provide an employment verification letter written on company letterhead. This letter should simply state your name, position, full-time or part-time, length of employment or date of hire and current annual salary. The letter should be signed by your supervisor.
8. Financial Statement
9. Five Reference Forms
One Form can be from a family member. If you are married, you can choose references of people that know you as a couple. Reference Forms do not need to be notarized. The references can give you the forms in a sealed envelope or they can be mailed to the office.
10. Photocopies of birth, marriage and divorce decrees.
11. Guardianship Statement
This form will be signed by you and any other chosen guardians.
12. Affidavit Of Good Moral Character
Affidavit of Good Moral Character and Addendum
This is needed for anyone 18 years or older in the home.
13. Confidential Home Study Inventory
14. Arrest Disposition
If you have been arrested for any reason, at any age, even if the charges have been dismissed, sealed or expunged, the arrest will need to be addressed in the home study. Your fingerprints will be submitted to the FBI for clearance.
If you have an arrest record, call the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the arrest took place and ask for a certified copy of your arrest disposition or a certified letter stating they no longer have the records on file.