The Homestudy


The first step of any adoption, local or international, is the homestudy.


The homestudy consists of an assessment component and an educational component.Your Sunrise Social Worker will help and guide you through these two parts.


Assessment usually includes the following:


  • 5 - 6 meetings, over several months, with a Sunrise Social Worker

  • a Criminal Record Check

  • A Ministry of Children and Family Development Prior Contact Check

  • Four personal references

  • A medical check-up

  • Financial statements

  • Copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates


Educational component


  • Is required by BC Adoption legislation

  • Is available entirely on-line from Sunrise

  • May be required to complete additional specific education