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8520 Program Support Services (Regional)

8521 Home Study Services

CPS November 2006

Note: For information on ICPC Home Studies, see:

8310 ICPC Home Study Services

8521.1 Definitions

CPS November 2006

Adoptive home study (Pre-adoptive home screening)

Child-specific study

Non-child-specific study

Court-ordered home study

Foster or adoptive home study

Foster home study

Home study

OTI (out of town inquiry) home study

Relative home study

Adoptive home study (Pre-adoptive home screening) — A study of a household to assess a potential adoptive parent's past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to adopt when the family only wants to adopt a child through DFPS. This type of home study is now called a Pre-Adoptive Home Screening in the Texas Family Code.

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Child-specific study — A study of a household for an identified child with the specific intent of placing that child in the home.

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Non-child-specific study — A study of a household for which a child has not yet been identified.

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Court-ordered home study — A study of a household that is initiated by court order.

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Foster/Adoptive Home Study — A study of a household in which the family wants to provide 24-hour care and/or to adopt children in the managing conservatorship of DFPS. 

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Foster home study — A study of a household in which the family wants to provide only 24-hour care for children in the managing conservatorship of DFPS.

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Home study — A study of a household to assess a parent's or potential caregiver's past and present levels of functioning to determine his or her ability to foster or adopt or to relative care.

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OTI (out of town inquiry) home study — A study of a household requested by another DFPS region.

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Relative home study — A study of a household done for a specific, related child in the managing conservatorship of DFPS with the intent of placing that child in the home with a relative or a person with a long-standing relationship with the child.

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