Tennessee - Home Study Application

Start your Tennessee home study with Adoption Promises!

Meet Adoption Promises & Director Joanne Zambo


Adoption Promises has been doing adoption home studies for about 25 years. Joanne Zambo and her daughters are licensed clinical social workers and maintain a licensed child-placing agency. They travel across the state of TN to do home studies for domestic adoptions.

We asked Joanne, "Why do you love working with hopeful adoptive parents?"

"My father was an attorney who did some private adoptions when I was a teenager and I loved hearing about them. When I was asked to help with families that lived in rural areas where most agencies did not want to drive, I felt my niche was reaching out to those who needed the most help. My love for adoptions has grown over the years and I love all of the families that I work with."

What do you think is the best part of home studies?

"For me, the best part is putting families at ease and letting them know that I will help them be approved if there are any doubts. Some are concerned about their home and others about past criminal records and I love to see the relief when we find a way to make it work."

How much does a home study cost?

Adoption Promises' home study fees start at $1,600. 

Ready to get started?

1) Download and fill out the Adoption Promises application.

2) Email it to homestudy@pairtreefamily.com.

Once your application has been reviewed, PairTree will get in touch with you about the next steps.

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