Services

 

 Jessica & Thomas, China 

 Susan & Norah, Uganda 

 Mead Family, China 

 Home Study Report 
 
A home study report is a required evaluation for all types of adoptions.   The home study requires a visit and interview which will take place in your home. The report covers a wide range of topics  about you, your family, your marital history and your reason for wanting to adopt. The exhaustive home study evaluation also reports on your criminal, medical, and financial history and includes an assessment of the home in which you intend to bring your adopted child to reside. 
 
Special Note: All AAPA consultants are employees of Little Miracles International.  You are free to choose your own placement agency or to choose a program offered by Little Miracles.   Little Miracles will serve as the home study agency for all international home study reports, updates, and post adoption reports.
 Home Study Updates 
 
Home study updates are needed when  updated or new information needs to be included in a home study report that has already been completed.  An update is necessary when significant changes in your life take place while you are waiting for the placement or identification of a child, or if your home study approval is expiring or has expired.
Special Note: All AAPA consultants are employees of Little Miracles International.  Little Miracles will serve as the home study agency for all international home study reports, updates, and post adoption reports.
 Post Placement Reports 
 
Most adoption agencies and countries require a social worker to conduct post-placement or post-adoption supervision and reports.  For this reason, one of our adoption providers will need to visit you after your child is placed in your home. The purpose of these visits is to see how your family is adapting to your newly adopted child as well as to see how your child is adjusting to your family. While these reports require in person visits, they serve as an opportunity for our adoption professionals to provide continuing adoption related education and support to adoptive families.
Special Note: All AAPA consultants are employees of Little Miracles International.  Little Miracles will serve as the home study agency for all international home study reports, updates, and post adoption reports.
 Adoption Education 
 

Ten to twelve hours of accredited adoption education is required to be completed for domestic and international adoptions.  To best serve our clients overseas, education can be completed through online adoption education programs.  Additional adoption education, support and counseling will be provided by one of our adoption professionals before and during the home study process as well as in the post-adoption / post-placement phase.  Discussions around expectations in adoption, parenting an adopted child, discussions with your adopted child on adoption, loss and grief, post-adoption depression, bonding and attachment,  and many other adoption-related topics will be explored and examined.

 
 Post Adoption Support 
 
Adopting a child is a life changing experience for both you and your adopted child.  While the post adoption phase may go smoothly for some families, it may be more challenging for others.  Our home study professionals are committed to your journey and are available to address any concerns, fears and uncertainties you may have.  Whether you have just added an adopted child to your family, have had your adopted child home with you for a period of time or simply wish to gain perspective on an adoptive issue or concern - we are here to support you and we are committed to providing you with our expertise. 
 Immigration 
 
International adoptions involve the immigration of your adopted child from their birth country to your country of citizenship.  In the case of international adoptions by US citizens residing abroad, the immigration journey is even more complicated as your host country may also need to become involved in the process.  We are uniquely experienced to help guide you through the immigration journey and to direct you to resources that may assist you in unique situations