Florida Home Study Forms.

Florida Adoption Home Study Paperwork

The following documents are needed to complete your Florida adoption home study. It is a good idea 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 or e-mail it to us!

Sunshine Home Study Checklist

1. Child Abuse Clearance

download PDF document Child Abuse Clearance
This is a form supplied by our agency. Fill out this form and give it to your social worker at your home visit. Each family member or household member age 18 years old and older will need to fill one out.

 2. Local Background Check

Either call or go to your local police department or sheriff’s office and ask for a local background check. This is needed for anyone 18 or older in the home.

3. Livescan Fingerprint Clearances

download PDF document Agency Code 
Please go to www.fieldprintflorida.com for directions and pricing, and to schedule your fingerprint appointment.

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

download PDF documentAdult Medical Form

Please use the attached medical form. This is needed for anyone 18 or older in the home.

5. Child’s Medical Form

download PDF documentChild’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

download PDF document Financial Statement

9. Five Reference Forms

download PDF document Reference Form
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.

10. Photocopies of birth, marriage and divorce decrees.

11.  Guardianship Statement

download PDF documentGuardianship Form
This form will be signed by you and any other chosen guardians.

12. Affidavit Of Good Moral Character

download PDF documentAffidavit of Good Moral Character and Addendum
This is needed for anyone 18 years or older in the home.

13. Confidential Home Study Inventory

download PDF document HS Inventory Form

Please fill out the entire Florida home study inventory before your home visit.

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.