What is required for the home study?

The home study includes the following: home visits to your home, three or more interviews, three references per adult applicant, federal, state, and local criminal checks, child abuse and neglect checks, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) checks, tuberculosis (TB) tests on all household members, physicals on adult foster/adoptive parents within the last 12 months, financial paperwork, background paperwork, fire escape plan, disaster plan, proof of marriages and divorces, animal shot record and license, and other information.

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1. How do I become an adoptive parent?
2. What are the basic requirements to become a foster/adoptive parent?
3. What is required for the home study?
4. Can I specify what age and sex of child I prefer? Can I choose if I want a sibling group? Can I state what disabilities I will accept?
5. Will I receive financial assistance for the child?