How to best prepare for your adoption home study

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How to best prepare for your adoption home study

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In preparing for the home study the family may naturally be a little nervous about talking to a social worker. They may not have had the experience of working with a social worker in the past. And the best thing to do is to relax, to be open and honest with the social worker, to express any concerns, to ask questions. It should be an interactive process, not just where the social worker is questioning the family as well, but to be relaxed in the process and to trust the process.

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Jill Boyer, MSW

Adoption & Foster Care Expert

Jill W. Boyer, MSW was born in Detroit, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in E. Lansing and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Ms. Boyer has dedicated her 25-year professional life primarily to supportive services for children and youth.

Prior to coming to Vista Del Mar Child And Family Services in 2005, Ms. Boyer has directed two post-adoption projects at The Institute for Black Parenting in Los Angeles, served as the Director of the Emergency Shelter Care Facility at Children’s Institute International in Torrance, was Acting Director of the Upward Bound Program at Harbor College, and provided and coordinated therapeutic services to families in the CALworks program.

She feels a special connection to adoption and foster care. She brings her experience to the Foster, Foster-Adopt, Domestic Adoption and Intercountry Adoption Programs at Vista, as the Community Services Program Director.

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