Home Studies Services

What we do:

At Sunrise Children's Services, we understand how important it is to pair children who need a home with loving, caring people dedicated to making a difference in their lives. Since 2006, we've helped more than 324 children in crisis find their forever families through our Foster-to-Adopt Ministry.

If you're interested in adopting, Sunrise Home Studies Services is able to offer you one of the most essential pieces of that process, the Home Study. This important document is your selling piece for the adoption agency through which you decide to adopt. Sunrise will help you determine your eligibility, walk you through the application process, and run background checks on all adults in your home. Sunrise consultants will make sure all forms are completed, perform a safety check of your home, and interview each family member in order to gather all pertinent information that must be included in your Home Study.

Please fill out our inquiry form for review. Our representative will contact you to let you know if you have been approved.

Upon approval you may fill out the home study application and pay the $250 deposit fee. Please email the application to homestudy@sunrise.org.

One half ($750) of the home study fee is required prior to the first home visit. You may mail a check or pay online.

The second half payment ($750) is due before the release of the home study. You may mail a check or pay online.

At $1,750 (see fee schedule) and an average 45-day turnaround period, we make Home Studies affordable and can typically guide you through the process faster than state adoption services. Once your eligibility has been established, you can start the process by submitting an application and a non-refundable $250 application fee, paid online or via check payable to Sunrise Children's Services. One half ($750) of the home study fee is required prior to the first home visit, with the second half ($750) due before release of the home study (see timeline).

Our Foster-to-Adopt program is ideal for those who'd like to get to know a child before committing to private adoption. It's a cost-friendly alternative: There's no charge to Foster Parents for the Home Study process or for training. Foster-to-Adopt will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you will ever have. And Sunrise will be with you every step of the way.

You'll receive spiritually oriented support and encouragement from our Foster Care staff, giving you a source of strength and comfort in difficult times. And you'll work closely with an organization whose values are deeply rooted in Scripture and Christian precepts that have guided Sunrise for nearly 150 years.

People who love and accept children for who they are deserve all the support and expertise we can provide. If you have any questions about Sunrise Home Studies Services or our Foster-to-Adopt program, call us at (855) 33-ICARE or visit https://www.sunrise.org/adoption/.