Congratulations on taking the first step toward your adoption!  We are happy to help your family grow.

Pre-Application Checklist:
The pre-application fee is non-refundable. Prior to completing this pre-application, please ensure that you have reviewed and accept the CAS Client Policies and that you meet the requirements for the placement program you have chosen for your adoption.

If you are pre-applying for Home Study or Post-Adoption Only services, you must live in NC, SC, or VA.
If you are pre-applying for Home Study Only services, your home study can be for either domestic or international adoption.
If you are applying for an Orphan Hosting Safety Check, please use the Safety Check Application form and contact our staff to submit your application and application fee.

Photos: In the following application you will be asked to upload a photo of each parent plus a family photo.  Photos up to 2MB can be uploaded.  If your photos are larger than 2MB, your application will not submit and all answers will be lost.  Please resize large photos before starting your application or email them separately to a CAS staff member, leaving the photo upload section blank.
Checkout: You will be taken to a checkout page to pay the application fee after you fill out and submit your application. All application fees are $150.


Must be working with CAS to adopt from a CAS program.

Home Study and Placement (NC, SC, VA residents only)

Placement Only

CHOICES  (Domestic Infant Adoption, NC residents only)

CHOICES Placement Only (Domestic Infant Adoption, NC residents only)

Home Study, Post-Adoption Only

Must live in NC, SC, or VA and be completing an adoption with another placing agency or attorney.

Home Study Only

Home Study Update

Post-Adoption Only


Case Transfer Services

This application is for families who have begun an international adoption process with another agency and need to transfer to a new placement agency. Please verify that Carolina Adoption Services provides international adoption for the country you are working with prior to completing the application.

**This application is for review by Carolina Adoption Services to consider your admission to our program. Submission of the application is not admission to the program.

Case Transfer Review Application