SC Adoption Home Studies
Assisting South Carolina Families
Through the Adoption Process Since 1985
As not only an adoption professional, but also an adoptive mother,
I feel my experience of "sitting on both sides of the desk" is valuable in working with
I can understand your joys and happiness, as well as your frustrations and pain.
I have written home studies (pre-placement reports) and post-placement reports for domestic
(United States) and international adoptions (Vietnam, Russia, China, Guatemala, Ukraine,
Ethiopia, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Phillippines, Poland and Thailand).
I have also assisted birth parents with their adoption plan. I am sensitive to their needs
at this often confusing and difficult period in their lives. I have assisted many women by
providing counsel, background summaries, and relinquishment services.
I hope to answer a few of your questions at this time, but welcome the opportunity to talk to
you to discuss individual situations personal to you and your family.
Teresa H. Smith, LBSW
SC Certified Adoption Specialist