WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN INDEPENDENT EVALUATOR INSTEAD OF MY ADOPTION AGENCY?
Many agencies employ non-licensed paraprofessionals under their supervision to conduct home studies. Although this meets the state's minimum standards it does not guarantee a thoughtful and comprehensive final report. On the other hand, when you hire a professional, licensed, and educated Social Worker, a more full-scale home study assessment is able to be conducted properly.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Please contact me via email or phone so I can assess your individual needs. I typically will receive the court orders from your attorney via email and then I will be in contact with you.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCESS TAKE?
There is not a clear cut answer for this question; however, I will always prioritize you and your family situation. A lot of this depends on your responsiveness and how quickly you get required paperwork to me. Also, it depends on how long background checks take.
Typically, a child custody evaluation is 4-6 months. It could be longer. This takes longer due to the intensiveness of the evaluation and how thorough the evaluation is.
An adoption evaluation is typically 2-4 months. It could take longer, once again, depending on how quickly you get paperwork back to me.
Finding a good therapist is like finding a good relationship. It is no one’s fault if it is not the right fit. It can be difficult to find the right therapist but it is worth it when you find the one that works best for you.
Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed and frustrated by the entire process. Once you find a provider who will take your insurance or has matching availability, the thought of finding someone else can be immense. The relationship you have with your therapist can make or break your progress. Here are some things to remember when selecting a therapist:
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