What is the home study process at PairTree?

We partner with licensed home study providers in your State and pack the process full of perks for you.


1. Fill out your application

To get started, simply complete an application for the home study provider we partner with in your State:
Find your application by State.

2. Pay the home study fee

Once your application has been accepted by the home study provider in your state, you will pay your provider directly!

3. Complete the tasks on your dashboard

Once your invoice is paid, we'll give you access to your personalized home study dashboard, including a step-by-step task list with digital forms, digital reference requests, and a safe, secure, HIPAA-compliant place to upload your required documents.

4. Complete your adoption education

Use your Creating A Family discount code from PairTree to complete your adoption education requirements. Your home study provider will give you their list of required courses, although you are welcome to take as many courses as you'd like. You can never be too informed!

5. Host a home visit

You and your home study provider will agree on a date and time for a visit. The home visit is a chance for your home study provider to get to know you, take a tour of your home, assess any safety concerns, get your questions answered, and go over your required documents. (How to prepare for your first home visit)

6. Celebrate! 🎉

Your provider will review the final home study report with you (and in some States, ask you to sign it). 

7. Begin your adoption outreach!

Families working with one of our Partners, also receive 20% off PairTree Connect, our adoption outreach and connection platform!

With Connect, you receive:

  • Custom, easy-to-create profile video. Download and share for additional outreach!
  • A personality-based profile to connect with expectant and birth moms
  • 100% off certificate-level education at Creating a Family
  • Access to cases/situations from licensed adoption professionals
  • Social media promotion
  • Profile performance analytics
  • 5% donated to organizations that support objective options and post-placement care for birth moms

And with Connect Plus, you also receive everything included in a 12-month Connect plan and...

  • 22-page profile book + 10 printed copies. Each book is reviewed and approved by a two-time birth mom.
  • Adoption Path Planning. We'll hold your hand throughout – providing educational materials, and help choosing which professionals to share your profile with.

Learn more about Connect here, or view our Plans & Pricing.

Have questions?

Schedule a free virtual meeting here to learn more about the process, ask questions, or just chat about adoption in general. It's casual, so come as you are!

Prefer to email? Send us a message at homestudy@pairtreefamily.com.checklist@2x