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Ghana Make A Difference In The World

by Jessica Schuler

Have you ever wanted to give back but didn’t know how? Rosie is an inspiring 14-year-old with a huge heart for helping others. Every summer, Rosie chooses a different organization to promote and fundraise for. This year, Rosie chose Carolina Adoption Services because it holds a special place in her heart- Rosie’s older brother was […]

Celebrating Your Child’s Birth Culture

by Jessica Schuler

Hi everyone! My name is Lianna Mills, and I have been a part of the CAS team for nearly 2 years. I work with our families adopting from Eastern Europe and China. I was adopted from China when I was 9 months old, and from the time I could comprehend my adoption story, I felt […]

Adoption Terms and Abbreviations

by Jessica Schuler

The world of adoption has a vocabulary all on its own – below are several common terms you’ll encounter during your adoption journey:  Placing Agency – Agency that is responsible for facilitating the international adoption from another country; also referred to as the “primary provider.”  Home Study Agency – Agency that writes the home study […]

China Adoption Story

by Jessica Schuler

The adventure of raising a family began for my husband and I about 17 years ago. This ride has taken us over many figurative mountains, and down into the valleys, but it has also literally led us around the world to Moldova and China to find the rest of our children. Carolina Adoption Services has […]

Home Study

by Jessica Schuler

In last week’s blog, we answered some frequently asked questions regarding a home study. This week we will discuss how the home study is used for your adoption Once your home study has been completed and you are approved for an adoption, what happens next? Depending on the type of adoption you are pursuing your […]

Home Study Frequently Asked Questions

by Jessica Schuler

In last week’s blog, we looked briefly at the elements of the home study process. This week we will answer some frequently asked questions regarding a home study. 1) How long does a home study take? A home study takes approximately 3 months from the time a social worker is assigned if all documents have […]

Home Study Process

by Jessica Schuler

In last week’s blog, we looked at the question “What is the purpose of the home study?” This week we will look briefly at the home study process. The home study process is broken down into several different steps: 1) Fill a pre-application for services and contracting with an agency for services with payment of […]

Purpose of the home study process

by Jessica Schuler

In this week’s blog, we will look at the purpose of a home study and answer the question of is a home study required? The answer to the question of whether a home study is required or not for an adoption is yes! For all types of adoption whether foster to adopt, domestic adoption, or […]

CAS Partnership with Bal Jagat

by Jessica Schuler

Carolina Adoption Services is excited to announce a partnership with Bal Jagat- Children’s World Inc. in completing home studies for California residents in the process of international adoption through CAS. This new partnership will also be working closely with residents of California who are interested in our new CAS-OS program. CAS-OS, is focused on bring […]