If you have been assessed as suitable to adopt the AFS Social Worker writes a Home Study Report (HSR) based on the outcomes from the Assessment. The HRS is the key document that recommends you to the authorities of the country from which you are assessed as suitable to adopt. It also includes recommendations on the numbers, age range, gender and health characteristics of a child or children.
The Report must be approved by New Zealand Government’s Central Authority (NZCA) and this report is used to match you with your child or children.
Upon NZCA approval you can take your Home Study Report to your chosen Placement Agency which will guide you through the next steps of being matched with a child or children based on the recommendations in the Report.