Iowa law requires adopters, married or unmarried, to be over 18 years of age. Most adults are eligible to adopt if they have a current approved home study on file. In this article, our Scott County adoption lawyers discuss the adoption process and the necessary requirements to be met. One of these requirements involves a home study.
A home study includes interviews with all members of a potential adopting family, a home visit, fingerprinting, record checks, criminal background checks, and child abuse registry checks.