PDFWAC 110-147-1380

What must be included in a home study completed by my agency?

(1) The home study must include the following information:
(a) The applicant's motivation to foster or adopt;
(b) The family's plan for honoring the child's ethnic and cultural heritage;
(c) The education or training needs for the special needs of children;
(d) The applicant's need for support and description of current support system;
(e) The applicant's life experiences and challenges;
(f) The applicant's parenting skills, child discipline practices, and beliefs and attitudes on education;
(g) The family life of the applicant(s);
(h) The health of all family members;
(i) The applicant's religious or spiritual beliefs;
(j) The physical facility and premises of the property; and
(k) The resources and financial history of the applicant(s).
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1380, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1380, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]