If you already completed a home study through a foster care program, do you need another home study?

Whether or not you need a new home study depends on the agency you work with. Some agencies require all clients to have a home study done by their agency. The IAC will sometimes use home studies done by foster care programs if they follow our guidelines (in other words, we need to read them first).

Please note, that many foster programs will not allow you to use their home study with another agency unless you pay them for the home study. This seems fair, as the home study was done at their expense in the expectation that the family would be a foster family with their agency.