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Birth Mother Matters S2 Ep. 141: Factors That Can Prevent Someone From Adopting

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Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Podcast Season 2 Ep.141: Factors That Can Prevent Someone From Adopting 


Not every person who wants to be an adoptive parent will be qualified or eligible to adopt.  The way eligibility is determined is through the adoption home study process.  Every state has their own individual requirements to be eligible to adopt. 

In this podcast we are going to focus on the specificities of Arizona Adoption Home Studies  In the state of Arizona, adoption home studies are governed by the Arizona Revised Statutes.  The State of Arizona requires that your home study social worker spend at least 4 hours with you face-to-face during a minimum of 2 visits. At least 2 of these hours must be spent in your home.  

During this process, adoptive parents may need to provide:

  • Court Issued Marriage Licenses and Divorce Decrees
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • 5 Letters of Reference (2 from family, 3 from friends)
  • An Autobiography
  • CPS Clearance
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Adoption Education
  • Marriage License – (if applicable) 
  • Divorce Decree(s) – (if applicable) 
  • Military Discharge(s) – (if applicable)
  • More

Factors that may influence the ability for someone to adopt:

  •  Felony Conviction- Adoption is prohibited for any person who has been convicted of felony child abuse or neglect, drugs or alcohol abuse, or domestic violence.
  • Dishonesty
  • Significant Medical and or Mental Health Issues that could impede the ability to parent
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