Missouri - Home Study Application

Start your Missouri home study on of two PairTree partners!

Meet Steffany Aye, Adoption & Beyond

steffany ayeIn 1998, I started Adoption & Beyond, a non-profit child-placing agency to help families navigate the life-changing adoption process with clarity and confidence. My team and I dedicate ourselves to educating, guiding, and advocating for all touched by adoption, during every step of the journey and beyond. We believe every child should grow up feeling loved, and we’re on a mission to build healthy families through child-centered adoptions.

What People Are Saying About Adoption & Beyond

How can I possibly write a good enough review to express how Adoption and Beyond helped us receive our greatest happiness?...We met with several agencies before choosing to start with Adoption and Beyond and they were the clear winner, even over larger, national organizations. Everything from transparent cost with each fee, to be realistic about the time and effort involved. If we ever chose to adopt again, we would not hesitate to work with Adoption and Beyond again.  - Emily

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us. Adoption and Beyond has been nothing but awesome to work with these past years. You’ve made the paperwork portion of this journey super easy and we are extremely grateful for all the work you do.  - Josh

We had a great experience with Steffany and Shawna at A&B. They provided answers, processed feedback, and delivered us a top-notch home study report ahead of schedule! A+ ladies! Thank you for making a difficult journey a little more pleasant. 5 STARS. - Allie

As an adoption attorney, I review many home studies. The one I received prepared by Adoption & Beyond was one of the most organized and well-written that I have received. It contained all of the appropriate documentation and the staff was extremely helpful in providing additional assistance for an interstate adoption. - Linda

What do you love about working with adoptive families?  

I love working with adoptive families when they are just starting in their adoption journey and how eager and hopeful they are.

In your opinion, what is the best part of the home study?  

The best part is after the home study is done, families can bring home their precious little ones.

How much does a home study with Adoption & Beyond cost?

A home study begins with a $500 application fee and a $1,500 initial home study fee.

Ready to get started?

1) Send us an email at homestudy@pairtreefamily.com with the subject line: "Requesting Application: Interested in Missouri Home Study with Adoption & Beyond" to receive the application!

2) Schedule time with Laurie Shelton to discuss additional ways PairTree can help you on your adoption journey.

Meet Holt International

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Holt International helps children thrive in the love and stability of a family.  Holt pioneered the modern practice of international adoption in 1956 and continues to be the leading agency in the United States. Thousands of children have joined loving, permanent families through our adoption programs. Today, our primary focus is to help children remain in the loving care of their birth families whenever possible.

They work with families and other adoption agencies to complete domestic and international home study and post-placement requirements. The home study is a key piece of your adoption process. Before you can be approved to adopt, a social worker in your state needs to assess your family and prepare a written report about you. Holt International’s social workers will provide personal and caring support as they assist you with your adoption. If you are using a different agency for your adoption placement, Holt can still help you! 

What Families Are Saying About Holt

"Every single staff member at Holt was incredible. They were kind, understanding, resourceful, compassionate, and knowledgeable about all things adoption. We honestly felt that the staff was 100% invested in us and fully supported us through our journey."


"Excellent staff! We love Holt and are thankful for the professionalism we have experienced. Our social worker has provided us with so much support throughout our journey. We are incredibly grateful!"

How much does a home study with Holt International cost?

A home study begins with a $350 application fee and a $1,750 initial home study fee. Additional fees may apply.

View Holt International's fees here.

Ready to get started?

1) Complete Holt International's application. Holt will contact you if your application is accepted and discuss the next steps of the home study process.

2) Schedule time with Laurie Shelton to discuss additional ways PairTree can help you on your adoption journey.


Learn more about PairTree

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