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Completing the Preplacement Assessment

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Phone: (828) 465-8901


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3050 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Mailing Address:
PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  • Individual and joint interviews with a social worker
  • Completion of written self-assessments and other assignments
  • Contacts with your references by a social worker
  • Completion of physical examination form
  • Counseling regarding grief due to infertility
  • Financial statement, credit check
  • If married, verification of marriage
  • Verification of any divorces
  • Criminal record check; civil record check for domestic violence; check for Child Protective Services history
  • Preparation of the applicant's preplacement assessment summary by Social Worker
The Agency reserves the right to decline the applicant(s)’ request for adoption at any stage of the adoptive preplacement assessment process. Also, the applicant(s) may voluntarily withdraw at any stage of the preplacement assessment process.