Faith International Adoptions FAQ

  1. Tell us a little about the founding and development of your organization?
    Faith International Adoptions was formed in 1999 by owner/director John Meske, a licensed Washington State attorney. John developed this agency out of a desire to help children secure loving, safe and permanent homes, and further serve adoptive families beyond legal services.
  2. How are your adoption home study and your organization unique?
    Faith International Adoptions offers competitive fees and faster than usual home study services. Since our focus is support services we are streamlined, and customer focused. Clients appreciate our fast response and timely completion of their services. Faith International Adoptions also provides legal services to Washington State clients including adoption consultation, finalization and readoption services. This is also convenient to clients who know they can trust us to be available to them throughout their adoption journey.
  3. Why are you passionate about adoption and the home study process?
    As the home study provider I am passionate about adoption and providing home studies. My education includes 2 master degree programs specialized in social services (MSW, MEd). I am also an adoptive mother who has worked in the adoption field since 1991. I have travelled to many countries and provided volunteer services in orphanages overseas. I know firsthand the life changing value of adoption. Truly there is no higher call than helping adoptive families prepare for and be supported as they forever change the lives of children. ~Faith Franz
  4. How long is an adoption home study valid?
    12 months for embryo and domestic adoption 15 months for international adoption
  5. Approximately how much time is necessary to complete an adoption home study by your organization?
    We are client focused. We generally move at the pace set by our clients. There completion of the required training, paperwork and availability to meet is what guides the process. A typical turnaround time for a home study from start to finish is 4-6 weeks.
  6. Can adoptive parents use a home study completed by your organization to adopt a child born in another state?
    Yes, we complete a standard domestic home study that meets requirements for Washington State as well as all states so clients can use it nationwide.
  7. If you complete my home study, do you also have to complete my post-placement visits?
    We value our clients, and build lasting relationships with them. Most of the clients who complete a home study with Faith International Adoptions also use our post-placement/post- adoption supervision services. We delight in seeing our adoptive families return home with their newly adopted children. Faith International Adoptions provides fast, affordable and timely post-placement/post-adoption supervision services. How many post-placement visits does your organization require? Faith International Adoptions attorney John Meske can assist clients with finalizing and readoption services in Washington State. Usually, clients who finalize their adoptions in Washington State require one home visit/post-placement report (per Washington State laws). When our clients adopt out of state and finalize out of state we can also assist them. Our clients let us know the number of visits and the timeframe
  8. How many post-placement visits does your organization require?
    I advise clients to be themselves. I am on their side, helping them with home study services so they can move ahead with their adoption goals. As an adoptive mom I know what it is like to go through this same process. Being honest, available and getting organized is helpful for this process. Clients benefit when they have basic technology such as a computer and printer for the paperwork and when they know the timing is best to begin the process. The home study is an exciting time because it is the first step towards realizing your dream of adopting a child.
  9. What is some advice you can give to potential adoptive families about the home study process? What should they be prepared for?
    Faith International Adoptions provides clients with a packet of information which includes a list of the topics that will be discussed. We also have phone calls and discussions in advance of the process to help clients feel at ease about the process and what it entails. Our main focus is ensuring that prospective adoptive clients have the ability and resources needed to provide a safe, loving and permanent home for a child/children. Most people who seek adoption exceed the basic adoption requirements.
  10. What do your home study social workers look for in a home and a family when they visit potential adoptive families' homes?
    Faith International Adoptions is a licensed child placing agency that serves clients with home studies and post-placement/post-adoption supervision services throughout the state of Washington. We are also available for various adoption legal services. Since we focus on adoption support services and do not place children we are not required to be Hague accredited. This also keeps our fees competitive, and our time and energy focused on the services we provide. Faith International Adoptions works collaboratively with many placing programs who are Hague accredited. We have service agreements with other agencies, and we provide support services to their adoptive families.
  11. Are you Hague accredited, and if not, does your international home study comply with Hague International Standards?
    We have extensive experience completing a variety of home study services for domestic, embryo and international adoptions. We collaborate with many other agencies and serve their Washington adoptive families with home studies, post-placement/post-adoption supervision services and legal services.
  12. Do you have experience in completing the home study and working with international placement companies?
    We are passionate about serving Washington State families so they can achieve their adoption goals. We are very approachable, professional, and competent. With more than 2 decades of expertise we look forward to serving you.

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