Note: This page is a referral to an independent licensed social worker.  Nightlight is not licensed in Florida to provide domestic adoptions or Home Studies.

Eligibility Requirements for Home Study Services

Sue Ham is licensed by the Florida Department of Social Services to select suitable families for children needing adoption. The selection of adoptive parents is based on their eligibility to meet state and agency requirements, foreign country requirements (if applicable), their capacity for adoptive parenthood, and the availability of children whose needs they can meet.


Sue Ham  can perform home studies for families living in Florida.


Applicants must be committed to providing their child with a constructive, wholesome and spiritual home environment.


Adoptive applicants must give evidence of good health, both physical and mental, which will be verified during the application process by medical examinations and psychological evaluations.


None; however, the agency you are working with to complete your adoption may have age requirements.


Adoptive applicants are encouraged to have been married a minimum of three years when the home study begins. We hope this period will provide the couple sufficient time to establish a home, financial security, and to adjust to the marriage as well as to each other. Married applicants must have a satisfying and secure marriage. Single parents are eligible to adopt if they meet the qualifications of a stable home environment, financial security and have a strong support network of family and friends.


Classes and reading are required of adoptive families pertaining to parenting skills and adoption issues. Our goal is to prepare you to be the best parents possible for your child.


Adopting parents must be able to provide a financially stable home, demonstrated by a solid credit history and ability to live within their means.


Before you begin the adoption process, you need to complete all your infertility treatments so you can truly be ready to be the best parent for your adopted child. If you become pregnant while in the adoption process, notify our office immediately. We will place your file on hold. When you are ready to consider adoption again – generally at least when your child is nearing their first birthday – call us to discuss re-activating your file.


How do we get started?

  1. Email migfour@aol.com and ask for an application
  2. Sign our Home Study Agreement
  3. Mail your “Home Study Phase 1” check for $1000

Begin the Home Study
Once we receive your Application paperwork, you can begin filling out home study documents.

Please read the enclosed information and FAQs before submitting your application. If you have questions, contact

Debbi Megnimi by phone at (941) 342-8189

or by e-mail at migfour@aol.com.